Team unity is a fragile achievement; unity has many enemies. If you’re a part of a dysfunctional team or the leader of it, recognizing these common challenges is the first step toward solving problems together. The next step is taking action to avoid committing the same mistakes again.
When David and Suzanne embarked on a summer sailing trip, things didn’t go the way they expected. Caught in a lingering fog nearly all day, they learned what it means to become leaders during dangerous times of confusion.
Professionals constantly aspire to imitate different leaders at both global and local levels, but hardly ever utilize the same creative inspiration to uplift their teams. By establishing mentoring relationships with companies in your industry, you can learn both explicit and implicit ways to make your organization better.
When you interview for a new position, it’s as much your chance to get a feel for the company and culture as it is for the company to get to know you. Make the most of this process by asking questions consistently and carefully observing small hints of what it may be like to work there.
Love them or dread them, meetings are a ubiquitous part of the modern business world. Learning to harness these moments as forces for positive change begin with knowing how to value both the leaders and participants of every meeting.
It all starts with a question: “What can I be doing better?” Though nerve-wracking in the moment, inviting others to speak into your life can help you earn trust with others and valuable insight toward growth. This fictional conversation demonstrates how one leader’s vulnerability creates a learning opportunity for everyone involved.