Successful leaders are the sum of many parts, and successful leadership teams are the result of a combination of complementary sums that play to individual and team strengths. Contributor By Dr Andy Brown, CEO – ENGAGE.
Nurturing these strengths is critical, not just at key business moments, but using a sustained, long-term approach that allows teams to evolve to meet new challenges, and to support seamless succession planning. Leadership nurturing can be addressed in a number of ways, but most critically businesses needs to focus on:
Published: 15 May 2018
A team working in the right environment to truly collaborate - that is, fully comfortable in sharing views, scrutinising others and being scrutinised - have the potential to perform better than those working in traditional silos or unequal teams. That is the belief at leading constructor and developer, Skanska.
Published: 2 May 2018
Why do people behave badly in team meetings? The same manager who is charming and agreeable to partner agencies is abrasive, argumentative and opinionated to colleagues in team meetings. In business you don’t go around having massive confrontations. You try and find the things you agree on rather than what you disagree on.
Published: 8 April 2018
We live and work in an increasingly fragmented and dislocated world. The practice of teamwork reverses this trend, restoring balance and taking us towards integration and wholeness in our relationships and collaboration in our endeavours. Teams bring together individuals to produce the emergent qualities that make them stronger and more effective.
Published: 15 March 2018
According to the study, experts believe that this is caused by ‘impostor syndrome’ - where we feel like we are ‘faking it’ at the job we are doing, having somehow slipped through the net and into our position, believing that other team members are much more competent. The more prestigious the organisation we work for - or indeed position we attain - the more likely we are to feel this when comparing our abilities to other team members at work.
Published: 20 November 2017
Retention and talent strategies are not new problems, but these figures reminded me of something else I’d read a few months ago: company lifecycles are imploding. They’re undergoing a crunch, even amongst the largest corporates.
Published: 9 October 2017