The Occurrence of Concurrence

There has been a lot of discussion and debate around the question, “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?” Well, I am not a scientist or mathematician, and I may or not be a philosopher. But what I DO KNOW is that if and when it happens, it’s going to be something to watch and remember.  Concurrence …

Critical Results of Negative Tension on a Team

Tug not War – Part 2 Check out Part 1 and Part 3 In Part 1, we looked at four words associated with tension. They are conflict, stress, strain, or pressure. Tension on a team can be fatal. Teams are made of a diverse group of people, to say the least. They all have different behaviors and personalities. We often use the Personality Imprint™ and Team Imprint™ to assess the …

Positive Tension on a Team

Tug not War – Part 3 In Part 1, we looked at four words associated with tension. They are conflict, stress, strain, or pressure. In Part 2 we discussed the word tension and how it can be defined as, “the act of stretching or straining.” Both are action words and both create a pull in different directions; therefore, we get “tension”. Note there is a positive side, “stretching”, …

Tension on a Team

Tug not War – Part 1 When you see the word tension, you usually think about things like conflict, stress, strain, or pressure. No leader wants these things for his team. These things will cause a team to self-destruct. It will implode and destroy anything connected to it. As leaders, we spend a great deal of time working on relieving tension from our team. …

Stress Fractures of a Leader

Have you ever noticed how different it is to be the leader? Not only do you have the responsibility for your actions, but also for those following you. Followers have strong opinions about how the leader should lead. They critique your decisions and are quick to make public any misgivings you may have. When you work with a team like this, it causes added stress …