Tag Archives: Leadership

Building optimally functioning teams that impact on organizational success

This article will look at the impact of a highly effective team on the other components of the organization. It will also look at how every team can best optimise its performance, with a specific look at the different steps a team can employ.

This article seeks to outline the relevance and the impact of a well-functioning team in the success of an organisation. This impact can be seen in the current boom of team building activities for example. Additionally, it is evident in the rise of the categorization of different team types (e.g. the Belbin team types) that make a team more effective in its performance.

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The Art of Powerless Communication

open-micI recently shared the presentation below at the first Chapter Meeting of the Professional Speakers Association of Namibia. The presentation is loosely based on the work and talk of Adam Grant at TEDxEast in 2013 and explores power dynamics in communication.

Specifically what to do when you are intimidated and you feel powerless in that situation. Our go-to strategy is to proclaim our individual excellence and competence, but that may not be the best strategy to employ to win over the audience.                    Enjoy…

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Quotes – Daily Inspiration

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Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

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Quotes – Daily Inspiration

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“Indecisiveness is one of history’s greatest leadership killers.” – Albert Mohler

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How to get your team moving towards your vision! Step 3

Execution

When the vision needs to get legs the wild horse attacks the confidence. With the insecurities of the followers the vision starts to become overwhelming and the followers might seem unwilling. If the leader is not careful within this setting the wild horse within him/her might sound the alarms of rebellion and cause him/her to throw accusations towards the team that cause even greater feelings of inadequacy. This would result in more confidence erosion and even greater drops in effectiveness.

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