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Enjoying hard work in a High Performance Team?

Do people in your team enjoy hard work? Or most of them drag along the day accomplishing tasks, complaining about workload or about the manager’s crazy organization? If the latter is the case you definitely do not work in a High Performance Team (HPT). According to Lee, Buchholz & Roth, HPTs are characterized by a…
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TEAM LEADER: DO YOUR COLLABORATORS FEEL AT EASE TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS?

If  your answer is “yes”. Great! This is an important asset in high performing teams. Do verify anyway that this is so. Could you be surrounded by “yes, boss” people? If you say “sometimes” or “I don’t really know”, and this is the most common answer among managers, we suggest you check it ASAP and…
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Short Posts: High quality judging requires high quality listening

The speed with which we judge people or situations minute after minute is sometimes much faster than what solid judgments require. Immediate rulings are almost inevitable. Our sometimes not so wise intuition shoots in our minds a most likely, for us, opinion about something or someone. This is fine as our intuition may be wise. But…
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Real or fake open door policy for your team

As a trainer and consultant I commonly hear leaders and managers expressing that they maintain an "open door" canon for their collaborators to come in and converse about discomforts, complaints or grievances they may be going through or simply to request specific information. They sometimes also comment with astonishment that people rarely use this possibility…
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