Category: Leadership

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  As the world’s key economies lurch from crisis to crisis spanning unprecedented natural disasters, stock market crashes and, of course, a planet-wide pandemic, it can be easy to lose sight of long-term issues that could hit your company, such as finding and retaining workers. A surprising report from the University of Washington’s Institute for Read More

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  No one likes a queue jumper, right? Everyone hates being stuck in a line, and we all agree that the fairest outcome for all is to simply wait our turn. Now imagine this scene. Two managers at a major inner-city firm step into the company lift. Small talk turns to the good news that Read More

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  At V-Teamwork, one of the ways we define leadership is: “connecting people with what they mutually care about and engaging them in commitments to action to take care of it”.    This definition transcends old-style ‘command and control’ approaches and opens the door to developing really effective practices for leading in these complex, turbulent Read More

  If you are in a leadership role, you will need to delegate work to be done by other people. True leaders work to guide those other people to success. They ensure that everyone in their team is performing at their best, doing the work they have been assigned, and doing it well. After all, Read More

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  With the COVID-19 outbreak now a pandemic, it is time to invest in bringing your teams online. However, many may find working from home a challenge. Your team may be wondering: How will I stay productive if I’m not in the office? When I can’t have a face-to-face conversation with my team about projects? Read More

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  Don’t we all want to work within a team where our voice is heard and our ideas are valued? What we are really looking for is a “speaking up culture”, being a workplace where we feel welcome and included, free to express our views and opinions and assured that our ideas will be acknowledged Read More

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Making it safer to respectfully disagree – Phillip Crockford, CEO V-Teams   We all have opinions. All the time. About anything and everything. Opinions are, as they say, ‘a dime a dozen’. In our current hyper-connected world, they are more like ‘a dime a million’. This constant activity of assessing the people and situations we Read More

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8 reasons why people resist change in the workplace Change in the workplace is inevitable, especially in the global knowledge economy. Given this, adaptability and flexibility are highly sought after skills in the workplace. However, not every employee is willing to embrace change and some will go as far as to actively resist it. Knowing Read More

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  We all know that work can be stressful and a little chaotic at times. During these stressful times, we can be brought into a space of overwhelm, or negative thoughts and energy, which can impact on our productivity and performance. It is important that workers learn to manage their negative emotions in order to Read More

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Managing difficult employees and disruptive behaviours – 3 strategies that will help you To succeed in the global knowledge economy, it is important that an organisation’s staff are engaged contributors who are able to work within a team and treat each other with kindness and respect. However, nearly every workplace will have to deal with Read More