Main idea: Team members need to know and agree to the norms of conduct of the team and why they are important for execution. The behaviors and actions form the culture of the team and define who they are. Leaders need to be deliberate in establishing the core norms of…

Main idea: In order for teams to successfully evolve there must be a conscious effort to set up the right organizational conditions. Once a team is established, leaders should focus their attention on how information is exchanged, knowledge and expertise are developed, and rewards are implemented.

This is the 5th…

Main idea: In complex work environments, better leadership is needed to clearly articulate where the team is headed and how they will get there in the most compelling way possible. This blog addresses the challenges of this task along with four recommendations to improve.

This is the 3rd part in…

Main idea: Teams need well-defined members and roles in order to have an identity, build trust, and establish a culture. Four common management practices that actually hinder team development are exposed along with five ways to establish a strong team foundation.

This is the 2nd part of a 6-part blog…

Stop managing a group and start leading a team

Main idea: Teams in a work setting often operate as groups of people forced into clusters through corporate hierarchy. This is a significant problem for engagement, productivity, and the mission of the business. …

Main idea: Leaders must be able to help others make sense of internal business decisions and changes. How the information is interpreted can impact jobs, priorities, and investments. In this blog, I share the challenges associated with interpreting decisions and keeping teams aligned during times of change. …

Kris Potrafka

Founder of Music Firsthand, organization development expert, leader in business operations and HR. Friend of weims and lover of live music.

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