the Successful Team
I know that a team works best if there is a focus on both the rational and the irrational dynamics. When I develop leadership teams, high performance teams and work with dysfunctional teams, it is always with business in focus and people in the center.
You may have as much control over strategy, roles and tasks, but if you do not include the defense mechanisms, informal roles, values and culture, then you and your team do not perform at your best. Without authenticity, presence and trust, we lose faith in ourselves and each other. And that is not good for business.
"Once the leadership development training was underway, it became more and more obvious how much the group was actually dealing with; personal stress, occasional work overload, the so-called ‘difficult conversations’ with employees, and the realization that you unwittingly might be too absent as a leader."
“We are in this together – and even though it has sometimes been hard to work with your own psyche and the team as a whole, all of us are now participating in the days of leadership development with great joy and expectation.”
Business Unit Manager, ABB