Tag: Absence of trust

Overcoming the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, Pat Lencioni identified team behaviors that reduce positive results in an organization. In my opinion, this book is a must-read for all managers and C-level leaders. As the company leader, you are the core of your team. Your primary responsibility is to motivate and…

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Trust is Essential For Teamwork and Results

Does your organization, project, or next big deal depend on teamwork? Well, how strong is the trust within your team? Trust is essential to maximizing results. Imagine that you are playing basketball. You are in the fourth quarter with 30 seconds left on the clock, and you are down one point. It is critical that…

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Building A Winning Team – Making Decisions Stick

Many leaders complain that they hate to go to meetings because they are non-productive. It is common to find that decisions taken at meetings do not stick. Instead, group decisions at meetings become the subjects of post-meeting lobbying. Some team members call separate meetings to try to filibuster the decision. Others take a passive-aggressive approach,…

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