Read This If You Think You Don’t Have Any Authority

I’m not the supervisor. I’m not the manager. I’m not in charge here, so I’ll do whatever the boss wants. Do any of these sound familiar? If someone promoted me, then I’d have the authority to lead. Once I’ve been knighted, then I’ll have the nobility to influence others. Once I’ve been bequeathed the royal […]

Yes, Cheesy “Trust Falls” Help, But Not How You Think . . .

Have you ever done a “trust fall?” It’s the one where you close your eyes and fall backward. The way it’s supposed to work: Your teammate catches you, even though you can’t see them. The way it works in business and life: No one catches you. But you keep falling backward anyway. You keep falling […]

The Glue That Keeps High-Performance Teams Together

Culture is not the ping-pong table. Culture is not the Keurig. Culture is not the ability to hang out with the people on your team after work. Somehow, this is what many people think. Culture is “Do you believe what I believe?” Culture is the alignment of core values. Culture is how we treat each […]