Positive Actions to Take If You Think Your Employee Doesn’t Like You

If you have a direct report that puts out strong vibes of dislike for you it can be unsettling. Especially if you have no clue why they might be feeling that way. Here are some strategies for working through this painful scenario. At best, you will resolve the root cause issue and be on the path to a positive relationship …

10 Signs Your Team’s Trust is Strong

While trust itself is technically invisible, the symptoms and results of trust are very observable and tangible. Here are 10 signs your team has high trust: 1. Everyone openly engages in your meetings.  The team is quick to collaborate and share ideas with each other. This interaction feels natural and relaxed. The team easily launches into meaningful discussions where everyone …

Key Elements You Need in a Team Charter

Many teams are not aligned about things like their team goal(s), roles and responsibilities and/or how the team makes decisions.  Often these elements are just assumed which leads to misunderstandings and frustration. All teams need a Team Charter. Your charter describes why the team was formed, what the team is responsible for and how it will work together. Whether your …

Misunderstood Intentions

Has anyone ever misinterpreted your email and been really upset with you? I’ve witnessed or experienced this at least three times in the last few days. First, information shared was intended to provide direct answers and demonstrate effort to a team who had questions, yet some thought it was written with a smug attitude. Then, an email that was intended …