Ask A Coach: Disruptive Coworker

Q: I don’t lead a team but one of my co-workers is really disruptive to the team.  He talks over people in meetings.  He rolls his eyes when other team members speak.  The behavior has continued for a long time on the team. Is there anything I can do about it? A: ...

Ask A Coach: Low Trust Not Managed on Team

Q: I’m not a leader in my team, but my team has low trust and its making it hard for us to work together.  My leader doesn’t seem to be doing anything about it.  What can I do? A:   That sounds like a tough situation.  You can do a few things.  First, own your part in...

Ask A Coach: Concerns Silenced

Q: “In my current role, I’m not allowed to speak directly to my customer about the project I’m working on for them. All communication with the customer is managed by a project leader. From the directives and responses we receive back from the...

Ask A Coach: Encouraging Participation

Q:  I have a team that has volunteered to do a project with me.  They have agreed to do the work on the project and understand that completing the project will be of benefit to them in terms of their growth and potential future opportunities.  Even though they have...

Ask A Coach: Bad Role Model

  Welcome to Ask A Coach.  Please add your comments below and suggestions for another post – or post your own question. Today’s Question is about having bad role models: Q: How do I grow my leadership skills when I don’t have a good role model...