proactively handling conflict in teams

Most teams have some forms of conflict in them.  It’s just a fact of life.  Where people are involved, there will be some conflict.  Whether it’s egos, conflicting personalities or competition, something will get in the way of productivity.  The idea of proactively handling conflict in teams is something everyRead More →

Servant Leader

According to the Servant Leader Institute (https://www.servantleadershipinstitute.com), there are nine behaviors of servant leaders.  Are you putting them to work in your leadership role?  I recently was exposed to this list and thought it was rather thorough.  It’s different from the ten characteristics put out by Robert Greenleaf, the founderRead More →

how to be a bad listener

There are plenty of books and blogs that will tell you how to be a good listener.  After all, practicing good, active listening skills is critical for a leader to connect with their team.  But after reading the book “The Listening Life” by Adam S. McHugh, I was intrigued byRead More →

Invert Your Org Chart

While we all say we work on high-performing teams, statistics prove that this is simply not the case.  According to numerous studies, fewer than 20% of teams are considered “high performing”.  And as many as half of all teams are considered “dysfunctional”.  What is the problem with so many teams?  AndRead More →

As a FocalPoint Business Coach, I often am working with my clients to help them build strategic plans and establish goals for their business or organization.  We use a set of eight foundational questions as part of our strategic planning process.  Question #8 is to identify specific habits that are necessaryRead More →

The “Rule of 3 or 10” has been around for a while.  In essence, it goes like this, “Everything breaks at multiples of 3 and powers of 10”.  And while I believe we can debate the validity of it at every level, I propose that it does lead us to goodRead More →