Find what works and do more of that

Your team gets better when you slightly reframe a shared challenge. The challenges do not go away, and you find different perspectives to make progress.

Questions and Complex Problems

Working through complex problems having a good question process will break stuckness, and increase your and other peoples acceptance.

Better follow up as a manager

What you follow up on is what gets done. The 8 questions will serve as a scaffold to continue to make progress on your work.

Complexity and Quality: Using the most appropriate problem-solving process

I shared some learning on problem-solving and complexity vs ordered change with the Buffalo ASQ Chapter. Effective leaders understand that problem solving is not a “one-size-fits-all” process. They know that their actions depend on the situation, and they make better decisions by adapting their approach to changing circumstances. How do you know which approach you … Continued

5 Counter-intuitive ways to move your stuck team

Using counterintuitive approaches to move your team when stuck. We all get stuck, stuck in a bad loop of repeating behavior, stuck in procrastination, stuck in a dysfunctional loop of team communication. Have you ever found that the solution that you offered seemed useful, and only made things worse? Much of what you feel is common … Continued

solution-focused coaching finding what works video

I had the honor of sharing the SOLVEDmethod solution-focused team and leadership coaching with ATD Buffalo Niagara,  above is an excellent video they made from our time. What Is SOLVED? SOLVED is an acronym for a process of solution-finding. While using the cards, you can choose to use them in the SOLVED order – initially suggested – … Continued

Using – How we do things around here – to develop your team

Using – How we do things around here – to develop your team In your work with teams, you have heard the term start with why. This – why am I here?  or why are you here or why does this team exist? – is often the first step in team performance and leadership. In the – 7 Steps to high performing … Continued