High Performing Teams

High Performing Teams

Three ways that a brilliant jerk will ruin your team

One of the biggest dilemmas your are likely to face in your leadership career comes when your faced with the disruptive – and often destructive – behaviour of a brilliant jerk. Do you fuel their ego? Do you hold onto them for as long as they produce outstanding results, hoping that the rest of the team accept that their knowledge and experience make the pain worthwhile? Or do you create the opportunity for them to leave your team as soon as possible?

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Radical Candour

Despite having served in British Army for ten years, I’m deeply uncomfortable with conflict. My drive to maintain harmony in all aspects of life is so strong that I’ll readily make personal sacrifices in the interest of avoiding any form of conflict.

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Building a high performing team is like a marriage

Creating and leading a high-performing team is like getting married.

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Why you need to say sorry – a lot more

I get to hear the frustrations of many leaders in my line of work. There’s a common theme.

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Seeking progress and momentum from the wrong place

Business is all about progress and forward momentum. We constantly track progress towards our goals and try to build momentum on key projects...but there can be a problem with...

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If Your Team Isn’t High Performing Here’s Why

Anyone one leads a team wants it to be high performing but creating a high performing team requires time, energy and attention. In this short video I share the three most common...

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Great Expectations: 3 ways to transform your leadership effectiveness

In my recent article of supporting your people on their transition from peer to leader I advocated the importance of new managers highlighting their expectations of their new...

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3 Lessons on the ‘Gender Agenda’ from Virgin Money

This week Virgin Money have appointed Irene Dorner as their chairwoman who will now join Jayne-Anne Gadhia (CEO) as the only female duo to top one of the FTSE 250 companies. A...

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Talent Needs Analysis

As a talent manager, I’m guessing you’ve experienced the all too familiar request from a people manager to give their team some form of training to deal with an issue of...

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Going through the talent break up, “It’s not you, it’s me”

As talent managers, you’ll know when any high potential talent resigns from the organisation your succession plan is going to be truly tested. Read my article below to find out...

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Going to the cliff edge

Being a great team, consistently, is hard. It takes effort, time and dedication. But above all else, we believe it takes the willingness to go and stand on the cliff edge where...

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5 Things To Remember When Using A Psychometric Tool

One of my personal development commitments over the past year has been to introduce a new psychometric profiling tool to my portfolio. As you would imagine, I have experienced...

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Trust and Empowerment – how to ensure they never flourish in your organisation

In a world where most organisations still promote people based on an individual’s expertise rather than their ability to coach, lead and inspire others it is no wonder that...

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Take a ‘byte’ out of Apple’s approach to career planning

I’ve recently been working with a client where career planning has been the hot topic of conversation with regards to the re-design of their talent strategy. “We need to be...

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Basics Done Well

I recently re-watched Rory Sutherland’s brilliant “Sweat the Small Stuff” TED talk and was struck by one particular comment. He makes the observation that so often in...

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4 Ways To Create More Value For Meetings

I saw a cartoon sketch last week that made me smile. It was a busy office scene with two professionally-dressed workers. One said “I have 2hrs available to waste today” and...

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