How To Close The (Mis) Trust Gap In A Team

My team is located all over the states. We seem to have communication and trust issues within our group. I wanted to come up with some team building exercises that can be done over the phone on one of our staff meetings. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions on any team building games or … [Read more...]

How To Deal With A Boss Who Bypasses The Team Leader

My boss is a good guy with great intentions and a friend from many years back. I began working with him two years ago and our problem lies in him giving my staff assignments and work duties without even consulting me. He did so for a year-and-half, and then I got an opportunity to head another … [Read more...]

How To Get A Rude, Disrespectful Team On Track

I have a dilemma in that I started in as a new team leader and had the first meeting with 15 staff. They were rude, disrespectful, etc since they have always had the same leader for a long and did not want a new one. I was able to get control back over the meeting but now realize I have to find a … [Read more...]

How To Deal With The “Favorite Person” Got Promoted Issue

Your team perceives that you have a "Favorite Employee." You feel he / she deserves a promotion and you have the quota for only one promotion. How will you manage your teams emotions and convince them that the decision you are making is fair and just? What tools can you use throughout the year to … [Read more...]

How Long Should a Team Leader Remain a Team Leader?

I was wondering if you had any information, or know of any sources that would have information on how long a team leader should remain in that position on high performance teams. I've found answers from 1 month to forever, but would really like to nail down a best practice for a Team leader handbook … [Read more...]