Question authority

Leadership tips for managing team members who question authority

At some point, most leaders encounter someone who seems to want to undermine them. Whether you’re leading an organization or put in charge of a project team, dealing with someone who is resisting your leadership or outright insubordinate is necessary before it damages your team, the esprit de corps or your reputation. Often, questioning authority […]

making assumptions

Why making assumptions can be damaging your team

Making assumptions can be a problem for anyone but particularly for a leader in the workplace. When we assume things about ourselves, other people or circumstances, it can cause: Division, possibly to the point of creating a toxic work culture Hard feelings, which foster discontent and complacency Loss of motivation, feeling there’s no point Team […]

escalating conflict

Is escalating conflict threatening your team?

In our last blog, we looked at conflict and individuals: How to recognize it in ourselves and others, and how resolving conflict always starts with “the why.” Productivity and performance suffer for a few reasons: A team that lacks cohesion is not going to be as effective as a team where everyone trusts and works […]

resolving conflict

How resolving conflict starts with “the why”

Are tempers flaring in your workplace? Have you witnessed some heated conversations? Have any team members sought your help resolving conflict? What about you? Do you feel exhausted, short-tempered? Does one of your peers push all the wrong buttons? Irritate you every time you have to work together? Whenever there are relationships, there is bound […]