Mark Rosenberg

How do you shape a successful Team Culture?

By Mark Rosenberg / 20th October 2020
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This is the fifth in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help. Today we focus on shaping a successful…

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How do you create a “psychologically safe” team?

By Mark Rosenberg / 9th September 2020
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This is the fourth in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help. When people don’t feel “psychologically safe”, team…

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What’s your Team Purpose? You need to make this clear!

By Mark Rosenberg / 25th August 2020
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This is the third in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help. The focus today is on clarifying Team…

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Creating Effective Teams – 6 conditions that deliver outstanding performance

By Mark Rosenberg / 5th August 2020
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This is the second in a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team is a constant challenge. These articles are designed to help.   How do you create and sustain…

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Creating Effective Teams – Negotiating the criteria for success

By Mark Rosenberg / 21st July 2020
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Creating Effective Teams – If you don’t negotiate the criteria for success, your team is in trouble. This is the first of a series of short articles I am writing to assist leaders create and sustain high performing teams. Whether you are a CEO or a Project Team Leader, creating and maintaining a great team…

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Dealing with really difficult bosses

By Mark Rosenberg / 2nd April 2019
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Some bosses seem to be permanently ensconced at the high end of the “difficult to deal with” continuum. They don’t just have their moments – they’re frequently really difficult to deal with. Under pressure they’re intransigent, aggressive, and highly emotional. Think Donald Trump. Bill Eddy, President of the High Conflict Institute, suggests that approximately 15%…

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Being “Fair”. Can You Be Fair to Everyone?

By Mark Rosenberg / 6th September 2017
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In a recent blog I talked about relationship trust and how it was critical to a leader’s credibility.   Important to building this trust is making decisions that are seen as “fair to everyone” – something easier said than done.  How can a leader make decisions that everyone involved see as fair? In business, team leaders…

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Discussing Performance – How to avoid having a civil war

By Mark Rosenberg / 23rd August 2017
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It’s unbelievable how quickly “performance” conversations can spiral out of control. Formal performance reviews have their own particular challenges, but even informal performance conversations can be tricky. I recently observed one of my workshop role-plays where a participant was playing a team leader having a conversation with a member of his team who wasn’t performing…

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The Art of Persuasion – How to get people to work with you, not against you

By Mark Rosenberg / 5th December 2016
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Sometimes it’s frustrating being a manager. You work hard to try to get the outcomes you believe are in the best interest of the organisation, but get slowed down by “difficult recalcitrant people” who somehow fail to immediately grasp the inherent wisdom in what you are proposing. How do you get these people on board?…

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An Easy Way to Save Time

By Mark Rosenberg / 25th October 2016
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Far too much management time is spent on what I call “silly conflict” or misunderstandings that are a waste of time and a source of frustration and stress for managers. Misunderstandings are usually the result of the way we communicate. So how do you avoid wasting precious time on silly conflict? The key is becoming…

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