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ATD-24: Be a Better Leader by Watching Santa Claus

The end of the year can be a challenging time for leaders. We're busy doing a check and balance on what was accomplished during the past year and working to focus our teams to do even better next year. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to get lost in the minutiae … [Read more...]

ATD-23: Shared Decision Making A Win For All

One of the biggest challenges for a team leader is finding the balance between making a decision and letting the team make a decision. If your organization has decided to become more team-based, it can be a struggle to determine when to intervene. Jumping in too soon could sabotage your efforts, but … [Read more...]

ATD-22: Should The Team Leader Role Rotate?

It seems like rotating team members in and out of the team leader role would be a good idea -- on the surface. But if you take the time to explore the impacts of changing members in the team leader role, you might discover it's not such a great idea after all. What You Will Learn Four key … [Read more...]

ATD-21 Managing a Team Member You Don’t Like

At some point in your work life you're going to run into a situation where you will have to work with someone you don't like. And if that person is a member of your team -- because they have the unique skills required to do the job -- it may be a big challenge for you. What You Will Learn Why … [Read more...]

ATD-20: Ban “Once A Year” Team Building

What kind of image do you conjure up when someone mentions the phrase "team building." If your head starts spinning with visions of trust falls, rock climbing, playing with legos or some other game type of activity, you're not alone. That's what most people think of when they hear those words. And … [Read more...]