Trust

Trust…From the Employee’s Perspective

One thing that makes employees unhappy is working for a company that doesn’t believe in them. From an employee perspective, we don’t want to be given the “easy” tasks. We want responsibility. We want trust. We want to know that you are comfortable giving things to us, even if you’re unsure of the outcome. We want to know that you are willing to let us go through our trial-and-error phase. Will we always knock it out of the ballpark the very first time? Probably not. But the fact that you’re willing to let us try – that’s worth the effort.

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Trust = Team

Building a team can be one of the most challenging responsibilities of someone who leads. Building a team is the task of organizing a group of people to work well together, accomplish goals, and have a positive impact on the company.

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Keep your Cool in Conflict

Have you been in the middle of a conversation or meeting and started to feel your blood boil?  That vein in your neck starting to bulge.  Your face turning a little red. What do you do when this happens?  Do you immediately look for a quick getaway? Do you quit listening because you are too busy thinking of a great comeback? How do you keep your cool?

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It’s as simple as a conversation…

Do you find yourself doing projects yourself because you don’t trust that others will do the job correctly? Team members and managers alike fall into this habit more than you think. What tends to follow are things like enormous workloads, anger at teammates, job dissatisfaction, low morale, and employee burn-out.

Common sense would tell us to confront the people on our team to fix the problem. Right? Well, in reality, many people will avoid this confrontation altogether. 

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What’s in your company’s Alka-Seltzer?

“Culture is a little like dropping an Alka-Seltzer into a glass – you don’t see it, but somehow it does something.” Hans Magnus Enzensberger

A while ago, I was having a conversation with my team about organizational culture. We were listing what words came to mind when thinking about our company as a whole. I rattled off a few words that I felt good about and the conversation came to an end…or so I thought.

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