Accountability vs Responsibility

Accountability and responsibility are two words we throw around, often as if they are interchangeable.  We ask for them, nay, expect them from those we operate with at work, at home, and in our communities.  The key to achieving common ground here is the same as with anything else – communication; except we seldom surround…

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The Back Foot – And How Not To Stay There

Last week we spoke about our ego – our very human tendency to look after Number 1.  We talked about how to tell when our ego has been activated and acknowledge the physiological response we have when adrenaline is coursing through our bodies, how it ruins our chances at teamwork and what to do about…

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For Us or Against Us?

There is one massive problem with achieving teamwork and that’s our human inclination to look after Number One. We all have an ego, and our ego has one distinct and very important job – to protect us.  It sits there all day looking for moments when we might be under threat and activating our fight…

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Step 2 – Connection

Over the last 2 weeks, we’ve talked about whether each of us is REALLY open for business and we’ve been having a look at each step of the 5-Step Process to Building a Powerhouse Team.  Last week we addressed the what and how of Communication (click here if you missed that).  Applying energy, thought and intention to what and how you…

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