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Create a Team Engagement Challenge

Create a Team Engagement Challenge

Note: this is a series of weekly tips to build a functional, collaborative, aligned team. Tip: Create a Team Engagement Challenge This tip is for each of your team members. One of the common problems on teams, especially virtual teams, is feeling isolated and...
Actually Have Conflict

Actually Have Conflict

Note: this is a series of weekly tips to build a functional, collaborative, aligned team. Tip: Actually Have Conflict A couple of weeks ago, I shared a tip about creating conflict norms for your team. Conflict norms give your team a predictable environment which makes...
Seek Buy-In Not Consensus

Seek Buy-In Not Consensus

Note: this is the tenth in a series of weekly tips to build a functional, collaborative, aligned team. Tip: Seek Buy-In, Not Consensus Most of us as leaders try to create consensus on our team. Consensus feels good. Consensus is comfortable. Consensus makes everyone...
Develop Conflict Norms

Develop Conflict Norms

Note: this is the ninth in a series of weekly tips to build a functional, collaborative, aligned team. Tip: Develop Conflict Norms for Your Team Every healthy team has regular, healthy conflict. It is essential to finding the best solution, making the best decision,...