What makes a great team?
A high trust environment in which everyone is free to engage in every discussion and second-guess every decision.
What traits do you look for when building one?
Competence first: do they know their stuff? Then: do they know the difference between what they actually know and what they only think?
Are they willing to accept new ideas and information? Can I rely on them to share their thoughts fully with me and the rest of the team?
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Source: Former Nasa flight director shares leadership lessons – Director
Do you gossip at work? You’re not alone.
Employees’ gossip over meal times and coffee breaks, and on chat over the Internet or via text messages.
But is gossip always bad, as is generally perceived? Not necessarily. Some psychology professors in the U.S. say that gossiping can be good as it helps people feel connected.
Source: Career Journal: When Office Gossip is Good – India Real Time – WSJ
Leading effectively is a complex mix of skills and behaviors that don’t all come naturally and can’t be mastered quickly (if ever). To put it simply, to be a great leader, you must be a continual learner.
That is easy to say. It is easy to believe. But how do you do it?
Source: A No-Excuses Leadership Learning Strategy