Tag Archives: teamwork

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: find out what it means to me

Recently, I had a conversation with a client about respect: what it means, how it works, whether it’s necessary and since then, I’ve been pondering respect (and having that Aretha Franklin song stuck in my mind too!). ‘Respect’ can have … Continue reading

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How well are you managing expectations?

Recently, a client of mine – let’s call her Sarah – was telling me about some issues she was having with her team. I asked her if she could distil the issues down into one sentence. After a longish pause, … Continue reading

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How Radical Candor could improve your relationships

Whether you’re a manager or a parent, a leader or a partner, the quality of your interactions with others can probably be improved. A client – let’s call her Hannah – and I were recently discussing her management style. ‘I … Continue reading

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Can collaboration create more success than competition?

We’re told it’s a ‘dog eat dog’ world but does it have to be? A client of mine – let’s call him Matt – is a solo entrepreneur in competitive marketplace. He was feeling frustrated that someone in the same … Continue reading

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Should you be flying in formation?

Over the summer, I was talking to a client who was feeling exhausted. Robert (not his real name) excels at his job and is a team leader. He has been working on a long-term project which still has another nine … Continue reading

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Do you want your group to make better decisions? Try a stepladder!

Here is a scenario which has come up in discussions with several of my coaching clients over the years: do you recognise it? You are in a meeting where it seems that the same people contribute all the time. You … Continue reading

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When teamwork isn’t working – resolving conflict

Claire* was frustrated. ‘The project itself is going great,’ she told me during a session, ‘but the atmosphere in the team is terrible. I’m all for healthy debate and I don’t expect everyone to agree all the time, but two … Continue reading

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