As we draw to the end of 2021, one of the most important lessons that we can learn from the last 12 months is how essential it is to establish clarity even in the midst of uncertainty. Is that an oxymoron? No, not at all. You see, uncertainty is difficult to...
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How trust fosters innovation
May 11, 2021 | Effective leaders, Employee engagement, Team cohesion
In this video Liz explains how the right kind of trust can cause ideas to florish and innovation to come to the fore. Espresso Leadership Would you like to receive our Espresso Leadership videos and other useful resources? We treat your personal...
Dealing with office politics
Oct 6, 2020 | Effective leaders, Team cohesion
In this video Liz address the subject of office politics. it's damaging effect on teams and organisations and what can be done by leaders to deal with it.When I work with leaders to build a healthy workplace culture, one of the first things I look for to determine how...
Managing your staff remotely
Aug 28, 2020 | Effective leaders, Employee engagement, Team cohesion
In this video Liz talks about the important difference between in-person team leading and virtual team leading.Espresso Leadership Would you like to receive our Espresso Leadership videos and other useful resources? We treat your personal data...
Closing the gap between expectations and reality
Jun 5, 2020 | Team cohesion
In this video, Liz offers insight into the gap between expectation and reality on teams, suggesting four requirements for expectations to be valid. Understanding the gap between expectation and reality In any team or indeed even in any relationship, the gap between...
How to build trust on your team
May 27, 2020 | Team cohesion
In this video, Liz highlights the importance of trust on a team and explains the crucial difference between predictive trust and vulnerability-based trust.Teamwork has never been more important than it is right now. No team is going to come through this period of...
Are you in the storming phase?
Apr 3, 2020 | Effective leaders, Team cohesion
As I reflect on the last couple of weeks, I am reminded about Tuckman’s stages of group development, i.e. forming, storming, norming and performing. Although Tuckman was saying this in the context of teams, i.e. that these phases are all necessary and inevitable in order for any team to grow, face challenges, tackle problems, find solutions, plan and deliver results, I personally think they apply to this new way of working we have been catapulted into.
Leading in uncertain times
Mar 26, 2020 | Effective leaders, Team cohesion
The role of the leader has never been more important than it is right now in this time of great uncertainty. The truth is, your people are looking to you to lead them through these turbulent waters. They will remember how you handle this situation far more than they’ll remember how you handled ‘business as normal’ in times gone by. The moment is now for you and for me to step up and be the leaders our spheres of influence need us to be.
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