4 ways managers contribute to team conflict

4 ways managers contribute to team conflict

Team conflict isn’t fun. Whatever type of team you’re managing, if they aren’t getting along, performance will suffer. Sometimes, team conflict is not necessarily to do with the leadership of the team. Other times, the leader contributes to the problem with their behaviour. Let’s look at some of the ways that leaders contribute to team […]

3 simple tips for managing difficult people

3 simple tips for managing difficult people

At some point, you’ll manage a difficult team member. Managing difficult people is never easy. However, you need to learn to manage difficult people effectively to avoid running into issues with your team. Difficult team members generally cause headaches for leaders because they require more effort than other people. Difficult people are sometimes argumentative, disrespectful […]

6 strategic skills all leaders need

6 strategic skills all leaders need

Strategic skills sounds like they're really hard to learn. You need to be an Executive, don't you? No. You can develop strategic skills too, and they will help you be a better leader. It doesn't matter what type of leader you are. You don't even need to be in a leadership role. Everybody can be [...]
3 habits of effective leaders

3 habits of effective leaders

All leaders want to be effective. Whether we lead an operational team, are a member of a committee or running a project, it doesn’t really matter. In this post I want to talk about habits of effective leaders, rather than general characteristics. Why? Because habits can be developed over time. It’s no good saying that […]

Want to lead? Understand your leadership weaknesses

Want to lead? Understand your leadership weaknesses

These days, it is common to read about strengths-based approaches to leadership and development. The idea is to maximise the talents of the leader and concentrate on them, rather than focusing on their leadership weaknesses. However, it is instructive to know your leadership weaknesses. It’s not about beating yourself up and focusing on the negatives. […]