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3 Reasons Organizations Stop Growing *culture *systems *team Dec 08, 2021

At CourageToLead.com we teach our Gears of Growth Framework as THE primary tool to help leaders find the problem areas (and potential places) in their organization. Both are important.

Many leaders...

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Teachability = The Can’t Miss Quality When Promoting From Within *team blog people Dec 01, 2021

In today’s reality of shrinking budgets and uncertain futures, many organizations we are coaching are promoting leaders from within rather than making outside hires.

As part of our framework...

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4 Questions I Ask My Team on a Regular Basis *team blog people Nov 03, 2021

In a survey reported in Forbes magazine, staff members and subordinates were asked what they wished their boss would do better.

The number one answer by far: “Communicate with...

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How to Build a Gut-Level Honest Team *team video Oct 27, 2021

Most team members are big liars to each other!

Or, to say it another way-- Most teams are not completely honest with each other.

Why?

Because most leaders don’t set the pace for...

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Accountability = One Improvement That Drives Results (Video) *culture *team video Oct 06, 2021

Can I be gut-level honest with you?

I see far too many leaders shy away from something that really hurts their team.

What is it?

Confronting poor performance or poor behavior.

Possibly flowing from...

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The "Last 10%" Rule = How to Create a Culture of Honesty on Your Team *culture *team blog Sep 22, 2021

On every team I have ever led, we have sought to maintain the “The Last Ten Percent Rule.”

The Last Ten Percent Rule states that most people say ninety percent of what they are...

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Five Tendencies That Sabotage Our Team Building *team blog Sep 08, 2021

Years ago I got in great shape doing a workout called P90X.

Every day I allowed a maniac fitness guru on the video screen to torture me for a solid hour.

While I was in pretty good shape to...

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050: Tendencies That Sabotage Team Building *team podcast Jun 29, 2021

When building a team, we all start with great intentions. Then disruption comes and it's hard to tell where things went wrong.

Can we get real?

You may be sabotaging your team without even...

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048: Objectively Assessing Your Team *team podcast Jun 14, 2021

Have you ever hired someone who just wasn’t the right fit?
 
How about promoted someone who wasn’t ready for it?
 
On this episode of The CourageToLead Podcast with Shawn...

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040: The #1 Missing Ingredient In Your Leadership *team people podcast Sep 08, 2020

It’s a simple word.

In 20+ years of coaching it’s also the thing we see missing most often in leaders, teams and organizations.

What is it?

Accountability.

Most leaders don’t...

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