Are you tired of struggling with how to be direct without being called a J-E-R-K? Or perhaps you don’t struggle, but you’ve been told you need to tone it down? Or, and this is quite possibly the worst for you, you don’t give feedback so that you can avoid the intense discomfort. Whichever applies to you, the bottom line is that all you want is to be able to communicate your message without drama, discord, or defensiveness.
You lead a team. Or do you? You have this unsettling feeling that you could be getting more out of your team, but struggle with how. You tell them you want their input, but you lead staff meetings by doing most of the talking or the talking is merely reporting out, not solving problems. That, and most of the good ideas are yours.
Are you at your wits’ end trying to deal with staff who don’t get along? The near constant stream of he-said, she-said is not just exhausting but it detracts from your team’s focus on the work. Worse yet, you feel like you’ve got to spend your time being a kindergarten cop. Not fun.
What are the chilling effects of hierarchy? How do relationships and reporting structures affect your team dynamics and productivity? Check out our video to increase your awareness!