Most of us want to avoid conflict and will often shy away from having what we see as critical conversations with others. It will help everyone, especially yourself, if you stop viewing it in an emotional context and start to see it as simply giving constructive feedback. Used effectively, constructive feedback can transform team and individual performance, whilst not having that so called difficult conversation can have a huge impact on everyone.
Why do some teams function much better than others? Why do some companies seem to have that certain something that makes them tick. When you walk through the door you instantly feel that these people know what they’re doing and enjoy doing it. Well, there are a range of things that help create an environment where teams can function at their very best. As the leader, it’s up to you to ensure these things are in place, and remember, people often leave leaders rather than companies! Your behaviours have a direct effect on your people, so if your team or company isn’t performing as well as it should, first take a good long look at yourself!