A failing employment relationship in a team, is a situation most leaders dread. It can cause huge harm for all involved – often over quite a...
Reremoana, can you tell us what you thought as you went through our recruitment process and came to the decision this is something you’d like to do?...
Toby Cooper is someone we have known and worked with at Updraft for some years – as both a client and collaborator. He has worked all around...
Disagreeing well is an important skills in today’s working environments, where roles are moving from task-based to capability focused; team members are asked for their subject matter expertise and often required to mentor others, and top-down, ‘leader knows best’ structures are giving way to manaakitanga, agile practices, and shared knowledge and expertise.
A lifetime of reflection has led me to understand that I, like most others find some feedback very hard to embrace while other feedback can slip off of me like water off of a duck’s back. I also find some feedback is easier to give than others.
If you manage people you will invariably encounter one of your team members under-performing or behaving not as you would have expected or liked.
An extraordinary set of economic, social and immigration factors seems to have landed us with a perfect storm of retention and recruitment challenges. This means leaders and organisations really need to get proactive about managing their capacity.
The Cynefin Framework is an interesting lens to use when looking at the challenges and responsibilities of a team. Through this framework, you can make assessments about how members of the team should be working when tackling a particular task or challenge.
Many of today’s professionals spend a lot of time working from home, facing feelings of isolation, and dealing with a wide range of new change related stresses and challenges. For example, we have heard many stories of people changing jobs during lockdown periods and not being able to work in the office or meet their team members face to face for months.
“I know, I know; running Meetings is such boring stuff… not sexy at all. But….
I have on numerous occasions taught facilitation skills and there was always real interest in tricks and techniques for handling [difficult] people. “