My mind got blown yesterday because I went to an Online Summit where people with names verified with every syllable the worth and truth of what I have learned from 30 years in corporations and 8 years+ as an entrepreneur!
To quote my business partner, The Predictive Index, "All business problems are people problems."
Isn't that delicious? It makes you sit up and go, "Wait. What?" And anything that jolts you to sit up and pay attention is something that is making you think new thoughts.
That's always a good thing!
Also always a good thing: to know that your company IS your people. It doesn't "contain" people - people are not, in fact, your "resources" - they are your internal collaborators, your partners, your business's life blood! Think of it this way: if everyone left the "building" - or in these times their computers - what would be left to do your business for you.
So C-Suite leaders are awakening to the need to be human in how they approach their business problems!
Here are the five stumbling blocks that teams run into, as offered by author and all-round cool dude, Pat Lencioni. And here are additional stumbling blocks that teams run into, as offered by author and all-around cool badass woman, me:
So, you are probably thinking, "What's so sexy about that?"
What's sexy are the SOLUTIONS!
Imagine having a team that ENJOYS working together!
Where every single person expresses their perspective, and far from being fired for it, is celebrated for speaking up...and everyone feels heard!
Where bosses take the lead...in giving others the reins so that everyone grows - which grows the company!
Where honesty, openness, and the vulnerability that it takes to have those qualities, are supported, taught, modeled by the leader of the team, and problems die before they're born!
I could go on and on, but let me simply say: that's SEXY, baby!
To set up a 1-to-1 Conversation with Lori about how your business can take this humanizing turn to growing your business from within, click here: bit.ly/ChatWLori
Women's Leadership Coach and Speaker Lori is the author of Call Center Crazy and The Human Solution: Human Solutions to Every "Unsolvable" Business Problem,
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