Our clients are at the top of their game in their respective industries.
They’re seasoned leaders, brilliant scientists, and remarkable creators.
If this sounds like you, you might be internalizing self doubt as your own team becomes ensnared in innumerable conflicts and frustrating stalemates.
This is what I do! Shouldn’t I be able to solve this?
Leaders, brilliant and accomplished though you are, you are FULL PEOPLE.
You are complex individuals like anyone else, vulnerable to all the same biases, behaviors, and emotions as the rest of humanity.
That’s why an outside observer is sometimes the only way to make progress with a stuck team.
An outsider can help validate hypotheses, or provide fresh insights about blind spots and group dynamics.
Importantly, an outsider has a better chance to land unbiased feedback than team members in the trenches.
If you don’t have access to a team coach, you can also ask a peer from another team to observe one of your meetings and provide feedback.
They might say no, but most people
a) Want to be helpful
b) Enjoy being a fly on the wall
c) Like to give their two cents
Your colleague may not be able to advise on specific interventions, but soliciting neutral third-party feedback can unblock your team just enough so that you can at least clear your next milestone.
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