December 3, 2013
“It’s hard for us to improve our working relationships in the heat of battle,” he declared. “And yet, we need open, passionate debate about the issues among our leadership team in order to grow.” What can we do when the proverbial lunches to “get to know the other person better” and “hallway chats” about family or football prove insufficient to developing robust working relationships with and among our leadership team?
November 4, 2013
“I don’t trust her anymore, and I won’t work with her,” I heard him declare to his leadership team. The senior executive I was coaching firmly believed he was well within his rights to publicly discount and disparage his colleague—but he privately confessed to me his frustration at not being able to have a conversation with her directly. After I shared the following three rarely talked about constructs with him, he saw