Category Archives for Leading People and Teams

4 Key Enablers Of Effective Team Working

If you are a manager or leader, the chances are that you have been part of teams that work well while others really struggle. A key difference of those teams that prosper is that the underlying enablers are in place. So what are the key enablers of effective team working? Enabler 1: Creating right culture […]

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How To Transform Your Team Meetings

You might have heard the term “death by meetings”. While it is true that meetings can be a huge drain on resources, they do have the potential to contribute to great results. So how can you transform your team meetings? Get the team setting the agenda As the leader of the team, there will always […]

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3 Blocks To Effective Team Work

Without doubt, teams working together can produce a better result than any one individual working in isolation. In many ways, anything of real significance can only be achieved through teams. While there may be someone who is attributed with a great breakthrough, the reality is that they generally have many teams of people who help […]

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What To Do When Staff Engagement Is Low

Much is written about staff and employee engagement.  Some research suggests that when you have highly engaged staff your productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction is up to 4 times better than in the average organisation. Other research has identified that as many of as 50% of people are just going through the motions at work […]

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What To Do When You Have A High Performing Team

As a leader and manager you always want to deliver great performance.  At the same time leading or managing or high performing team brings some specific challenges, not least complacency. So if you are leading or managing a high performing team, how do you make sure it stays that way? Continually Set New Challenges High […]

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What To Do When Teams Are Working In Silos

At some level every leader and manager understands that to deliver great performance they have to unlock the potential in teams. In many large organisations the real challenge for leaders and managers is to get people to stop working in silos and start thinking in terms of the organisation as a whole. So if you […]

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What To Do When Your Team Is Not Performing

Teams have huge potential. Unfortunately there is a huge gulf between potential and performance. Imagine you are one of the best performing leaders and managers in your organisation and you are brought in to lead or manage a team that is not performing. How are you going to respond? One option might be to read […]

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How Leaders and Managers Limit The Potential Of Teams

At some level every leader and manager recognises the potential of teams to delivering great results. Despite this leaders and managers sometimes unconsciously can limit the potential of teams in a number of ways. Not Setting Clear Goals If a team is not clear about what it trying to deliver it is always going to […]

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6 Reasons Why Teams Don’t Deliver

Anyone who has achieved any kind of success as a leader or manager can easily cite the contribution of teams to achieving that success.  At the same time despite this conceptual understanding many teams fail to deliver anything like their potential.  Why is this? Reason 1: Talk and Walk Not Aligned Most organisations talk about […]

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5 Secrets of Successful Team Working You Already Know

One of the things that fascinates me is that many leaders and managers know the importance of teams to achieving something significant.  At the same time there is a huge difference between knowing and applying what you know in practice. So what are 5 secrets to successful team working you probably know but don’t routinely […]

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