Let’s start by acknowledging this: Saying no can be hard; it’s so much easier to say yes! In fact, saying no can take a great deal of courage in certain situations.
I’m passionate about developing successful teams, especially entrepreneurial teams, in which everyone is contributing, engaged, productive and profiting. How do you achieve that? What are the benefits? What happens when it isn’t working, and how do you fix it?
We all love to be acknowledged, and we’re taught that expressing our appreciation is part of being a caring and effective leader. However, when it comes down to actually showing appreciation, most of us aren’t all that good at it.
Your company culture has the power to determine your future in business.
A lot of people consider themselves perfectionists, and they take a perverse pride in holding themselves and others to almost impossibly high standards. If this were a winning strategy, I’d be all for it, but it’s not. It’s a teamwork killer; it slows down productivity, and hijacks other people’s creativity.