Team engagement – 4 tips for when they need to ‘grow up’

Does your team need to ‘grow up’? It’s a conversation I regularly have with business leaders – this isn’t about average age, or maturity, it’s about teams loving what they do, but being reluctant to formalise, standardise and process, which is often needed as organisations grow and sustain. This blog shares tips on how to keep hold of the ‘good stuff’ – innovation, spontaneity, a feeling of belonging, whilst increasing accountability and ability to execute strategy.

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You gotta have faith – delivering vision and values

A personal reflection about my experience with having faith and it’s relevance to leaders, who need to create faith in the future they aspiring to. As well as invest in believing their teams can and will deliver and of course the faith they have in themselves to motivate, inspire and deliver.

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Want high performance? Support peoples personal purpose – here’s how.

The trend for people to find personal purpose means more are leaving the employed world to forge their own path. Where does this leave organisations? Are we missing out on talent, because of a belief that it’s not possible to achieve personal purpose whilst employed?

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Vulcan mind melds and ‘burstiness’ – the key to innovative thinking

‘Cognitive intimacy’ leads to collaboration, according to Lyssa Adkins in ‘Coaching Agile Teams’. Team communication is so in flow, it’s almost Vulcan mind meld quality. There is trust, the willingness to be vulnerable and put forward stupid ideas, which can be built upon to become great ideas. Risks are taken, feedback is given, people say it how it is, and mutual accommodation and respect is encouraged.

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