Teams that engage in conflict are able to have passionate conversation and hear each other’s points of view. This minimizes the chance of having artificial harmony in a team. All great relationships require productive conflict in order to grow. This is true in marriage, friendship, and certainly business.
Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. ~Patrick Lencioni’s , The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Gallup Organization asked Americans, “In order to be successful, should you build on your strengths or fix your weaknesses?” Only 41% of Americans said that you should build on your strengths. When we look at the most successful people in the world, they focus on developing their strengths and manage around their weaknesses.
According to Marshall Goldsmith, if you make a 5% improvement of someone else’s idea, it can result in a 50% reduction in the person’s enthusiasm. People love what they create and if you make a slight modification you could derail their eagerness to participate.
According to Dr. Daniel Goleman, author and internationally known psychologist, Emotional Intelligence is how well we handle ourselves in our social relationships. There are 4 areas of emotional intelligence: 1. Self Awareness – knowing what we are feeling and why we are feeling it 2. Self Management – handling your distressing emotions in an [...]