Facilitating a two day team development session this week, I was so impressed with the leadership’s team willingness to talk about their issues AND do something about them. They need to implement a better strategy which means making different choices. They know they’ve slipped into some bad habits (avoiding confrontation and accountability), and were willing to “go there” to work on those issues.
They decided that in each monthly leadership meeting they needed to review their team guidelines – their agreements about how they will treat each other as a team. Which one of these does your team need to implement?
- Be open and honest.
- Show up and be present.
- Accountability to stay positive – we lead others by the tone we sent.
- Address conflicts as they pop up (and address elephants in the room).
- Ask for feedback, give immediate feedback, and work on accepting feedback.