Ch-ch-changes: From #Boss To #EffectiveLeader and Change Agent

If you’ve read my tag-team post w Tanner, you’ll remember Ed, the command and control boss. Ed now has a choice: embrace change to become an effective leader of his team (and perhaps ultimately a change agent) or find a new C2 gig. The first path is going to be quite …

Collaboration – Why is the truth so damn hard to say?

In his timeless book The Five Dysfunctions of Team Patrick Lencioni writes: “When people are completely truthful with one another, an amazing dynamic is created.” So why then is it so damn hard to be truthful with each other? Let’s start by attempting to have a shared meaning of “Truth” Truth …

Collaboration – Unhooking your Buttons

In two previous posts, we worked thru developing awareness of our attitudes and intentions along with our personal history behind the defensive behaviors we demonstrate. In this post, we explore ways to unhook our buttons by creating a personal action plan, understanding the stories we tell ourselves and discovering the underlying fears that trigger …