Tag: Performing Teams


Don’t Yield to The ‘Personality Clash’ Get Out Clause.

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Apr 2018

Don’t Yield to The ‘Personality Clash’ Get Out Clause.

“These two are having a personality clash, what shall we do? You my friend, manager extraordinaire, don’t do anything. The inference in the question above is that we intervene like a parent, pull the scrapping kids apart and walk away… until the next scrap. (Dealing with effect here, not tackling...

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Trust – Leaping Into The Unknown.

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Apr 2018

Trust – Leaping Into The Unknown.

If Trust is so important a foundation of productive relationships how come we  often are ‘waiting’ for the ‘other’ to give it out before we pass it back? With Trust and Teams, we can either be an active participant in building its currency – or be a passive bystander hoping...

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The Not So Alone Ranger…

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Nov 2017

The Not So Alone Ranger…

The Lone Ranger was never alone for goodness sake, he had Tonto as his trusted sidekick and of course his horse, Silver, who was as a trusty a companion as a person could hope for. In fact, Tonto, made his initial appearance in the 11th episode of the radio show. Fran...

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Empathy is More Than A Two Day Seminar.

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May 2017

Empathy is More Than A Two Day Seminar.

The Empathy Course literature promises so much; nail these two definitions and you’ll qualify for the empathy badge: Empathy is simply recognising emotions in others, and being able to “put yourself in another person’s shoes” – understanding the other person’s perspective and reality. To be empathetic, you have to think...

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Passion, Diligence, Caring or all three?

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Apr 2016

Passion, Diligence, Caring or all three?

I have two confessions to make that could have me struck off the HR party list and may raise the eyebrows of a few of my fellow thinkers on matters human: I’m not singularly passionate about my work all of the time. It has peaks and troughs. I believe indiscriminately exhorting...

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A black bull stands next to a tall silo in rural Illinois.

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Mar 2016

Silo Working – Tractor Beam Is On Full Power.

It might be more advantageous to recognise that construction project players don’t just suddenly end up ‘in silos’ – they were on an inevitable collision course. It would be advantageous because we could stop being surprised, stop reacting and start planning a different outcome. We have not ‘retreated into a...

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