What’s stopping your team?

As a leader one of your main assignments is to facilitate work.  It’s not to do it all yourself.  The best leaders get great results through others by engaging their team in the mission.  Inevitably you’ll face this one challenge – Drama.  It’s the key roadblock that is stopping your team.  When people blame or play the victim, they abdicate their responsibility.  It destroys a high-trust culture and blocks results.

What’s the question that takes drama out of your team?

This 3 minute video unpacks that question…

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  • The culture you create determines the results you enjoy.
  • You can have the seeds of a great organization but a bad culture and fail.
  • If you grow a great culture, you’ll grow a great business.


5 Needs Of A High Trust, High Performance Team

People act out of an unmet need.
People do not do things to hurt you, they do things to get a need met.

1.  Need to Be Respect

Does my supervisor trust me and treat me with respect?
We need people skills to build trust.

2.  Need To Learn And Grow

Do I have an opportunity to increase my knowledge and develop new skills?
We need coaching skills to help people grow.

3. Need To Be An Insider

Does my leader value my contribution and care about my well being?
We need listening skills to help people feel connected.

4.  Need For Meaning

Does the mission of my organization make me feel proud?
We need team skill to increase commitment.

5.  Need To Be A Part Of A Winning Team


4 Skills of A High Trust High Performance Leader:

  • People Skills
  • Coaching Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Team Building Skills

What do you do to develop these skills?


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thinkbiggerOut-In-Out Principle:


  • Look out and see what needs to be changed.
  • See the blind spots of your organization.
  • When your emotionally invested in a project your vision is fuzzy.
  • You can’t read the label when you’re in the bottle.
  • You can’t change what you don’t see


  • You can’t squeeze a grapefruit idea into a pea-sized brain.
  • If you want to do big things, you first have to be a big person.
  • If you can become a great person, you’ll do great things.
  • Concentrate on being a big person.


  • Act out the strategy.
  • Action is what separates winders from losers.
  • If you want to have a great organization, you need to be a great leader.
  • You teach what you know but you produce who you are.

What are you going to do today to improve yourself?

  • You get from yourself, what you demand from yourself.
  • Continue to demand more from you.
  • You always give up mentally before you give up physically.
  • Live in an excuse-free zone.
  • Success is not based on need but on seed.
  • Sow the seeds of determination and stick-to-it-ness.


E + R = O

  • Events + Response = Outcome.
  • Your events do not equal your outcome.
  • Your response equals your outcomes.
  • The only thing you can control is your response.
  • Become bigger so you become better.
  • Your outcomes are based on your response.

2 questions that help you take control:

What can I do to make it a little bit better?

How can I improve this situation today?

  • Your decisions control your destiny
  • You have made your life.
  • You can make different decisions and change your life.
  • Your response to the events determine your outcomes.
  • Your execution determines your outcomes.