Fred didn’t believe in volunteerism. He’d rather spend his time getting just the right logo image communicated in all the social media. The question about the brand lay in which approach was more effective.
Living with conflict is the hardest team skill to learn. Avoiding it means we fail to be the best.
Setting goals – easy.
Maintaining goals – challenging
Ignoring goals – expensive to everyone
To quote Candice Gottlieb-Clark of www.MediatingSolutions.com “Arguably the lifeblood of any business or organization, communication is key to teamwork. Basic communication ensures that all members of the team know what they are doing, why they are doing it, as well as when and how to get it done. Other essential elements include communicating about problems with the project, or conflicts on the team. With clear communication problems are discussed and resolved.”
Leading and managing are different talents. Confuse them and chaos triumphs
Pursuing personal dreams can hurt the team dynamic unless it is well handled. That takes the craftsmanship of a risk taker. Pete was that guy but it was not without the challenge of a skeptical product manager and the raw truth of a keen research analyst.
Rumors are like California fires, they spread so fast it takes a team to put them out. They will happen and only skill will address them.
Gwen loved Christmas parties. They were one of the few opportunities she had to show off her skills as a planner and organizer. This year everyone was excited to attend. The company had strong profits and rumors about bonuses being handed out at the party made it an event to include on the calendar. The [...]
Process improvement has risk; to customers, the team and to you. Take it! Clare knew to get her performance report in before Friday, the day of yet another corporate reorganization. The HR team needed to set benchmarks for call center performance and managers needed to approve bonuses for those who met or exceeded their targets. [...]