Big plans require big action. It’s far too easy to confuse our curiosity about a brilliant idea and our commitment to a brilliant idea! The better the idea, the more we want to see it come to fruition. We can fall in love with a new concept, yet we rarely fall in love with the effort necessary to bring a concept into reality. [Read more…]
Oh no! It’s a work crisis– customers can’t connect to mission critical software or a quality issue is discovered in the last shipment. It’s time to call in the heroes. Heroes are people who typically work behind the scenes while maintaining massive expertise about the inner-workings of company’s systems, processes, and requirements. [Read more…]
Forth of a four part series reviewing Stages of Group Development.
Believe it or not, the once chaotic team is now experiencing attachment! Because the team is accomplishing its goals, members of the group develop a fondness for one another. [Read more…]
Third of a four part series reviewing Stages of Group Development.
Finally, relief from the conflict-ridden Storming stage. Now, onto the third stage characterized by agreement. Agreement sounds restful, but just like any of the other phases, the leader must stay vigilant. [Read more…]
Second of a four part series reviewing Stages of Group Development.
Following the Forming stage, the once polite conversation of a new team is replaced with discord and uncertainty. Everyone, especially the leader, will need encouragement during this tumultuous phase. [Read more…]
First of a four part series reviewing Stages of Group Development.
And so it begins– a new team takes shape. Introductions are made with handshakes across a boardroom table. Nervous conversations begin and a few business cards are exchanged. It is an exciting and anxious time, full of possibility. [Read more…]
I am not a huge basketball fan, but let me sit court-side, and the game comes alive! The sights and sounds of the game pale in comparison to feeling the floor vibrate under twenty, size-15 feet sprinting down the polished maple wood floor and the rush of air pushed forward by a wall of racing competitors. [Read more…]