What to do about an increasing risk of burnout

What to do about an increasing risk of burnout

In my work with teams, I’ll often use the framework below as the basis for a diagnostic assessment. Devised by Phil Sandahl, it looks at productivity (the things a team needs to do to deliver results) and positivity (the atmosphere that informs how they go about what...
Making psychological safety real

Making psychological safety real

For the past few years, everybody seems to have been talking about psychological safety. It gets mentioned in just about every meeting I attend and is certainly a topic in every team coaching assignment I undertake. Everyone agrees it’s important. But strangely, in my...
TOOL: How to work out what to stop doing

TOOL: How to work out what to stop doing

There’s never enough time. One day I might write about how cool it is to have a ‘To don’t’ list. A list of things at either individual, team or organisational level that you want to stop doing. Here’s a simple method to help teams identify what to...
The power of purpose

The power of purpose

In my work with teams, we’ll almost always spend time thinking about the team purpose. It’s a foundational activity. To be effective, every team needs to be clear why they exist as a team. Aside from having a common reporting line and frequently finding themselves in...