A team leader or team lead is someone who provides guidance, instruction, direction, and leadership to a group of other individuals (the team) for the purpose of achieving a key result or group of aligned results.
The ability to lead teams of all shapes and sizes is an essential skill — the key to getting things done in many organizations. But working in teams doesn’t come easy. Team leaders and influencers need a strong grasp of group dynamics — plus a clear picture of their own skills and behaviors.
How Truthful are you?
Ever read the children’s fairy tale of the ‘Emperor’s Clothes’? Once upon a time there lived an Emperor who was rich and famous and loved to dress well. Read more…
Working Well with Men
It’s almost impossible to talk about gender issues without crashing into all the stereotypes about work-obsessed men, overly sensitive women, and the nasty label that gets attached to assertive women in the workplace. Read more…
Invited to Speak? How to Conquer Self
You are invited to speak, as you often (or not) are. Your rational self knows this is a big opportunity you cannot pass up, but as soon as you say yes your knees turn to running jelly. Read more…
One of the greatest monsters that I wrestle with in my leadership is being confident in the calling and gifting God has for me. I battle the usual suspects of insecurity, fear and the obsessive need to compare myself to others. Read More…
The Missing Half
“Anything a man can do, a woman can do and even better”! This was the statement my daughter made in response to a debate they had in class about whether or not men and women had similar abilities. Read more…
Supporting Women Leaders: Can you be Counted?
The phone rang.“Hi Beatrice” the caller greeted.
“Hi Catherine, how are you doing?” I answered.
How to Lead Dominating Male Leaders: Three things I’ve learned as I’ve led dominant men
It’s a good thing I didn’t know all of the challenges I would face when I first became a lead pastor. If I had, I may have done a “Jonah” and ran in the opposite direction.
Put The Jigsaw Pieces Together
“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” ~ Stephen Covey
Jigsaw puzzle games come with an image of what the little pieces should form when put together correctly.
Four Ways to Support Women in Leadership: Can you be counted?
“We’d like you to talk about that women thing…” That was a caller from a radio station giving me the topic I was to speak on as part of International Women’s Day celebration.