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Leadership Secrets: Disarm Negativity to Build Team Trust



According to neurological research referenced by the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI), here are two conclusions to consider in disarming negativity and building trust on a team: 

  • The brain craves certainty
  • AND the brain is wired to be alert to threat
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Top 5 Reasons Why Dysfunctional Teams Lack Accountability

Bad teams cause stress. They zap our energy. They hurt our ability to be engaged at work. They kill productivity and can do damage to our health. Toxic behaviors invade the dysfunctional team and blame/defensiveness, contempt, gossip, silo thinking and territorial in-fighting dominate the climate. 

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3 Tips to Problem Solving When Cross-Functional Teams Tackle Tough Issues

We recently worked with a group of 20+ senior executives at a rapidly growing company in the midst of repositioning its services. The laundry list of challenges was endless … and the enthusiasm for tackling them was waning. There appeared to be no forward progress on decisions that required cross-functional discussion and coordination. Assumptions were made about who was leading which initiative. And, even more foundational than that, no agreement as to which initiatives should actually be top priority.

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Building Effective Teams by Confronting Conflict

Here's an interesting statistic to learn:

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Highly Effective Teams are Vital to Organizations

Research last year from the Human Capital Institute on “Designing Effective Teams” showed the following:

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