248: How to Integrate Teams and More Questions
Published June 6, 2016
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    Bonni Stachowiak
    Teaching in Higher Ed
    “Where you can really hone your leadership skills is when you have to rely on your own ability to influence and less on your ability to wield power.”
    —Bonni Stachowiak
    Question from Marcelo
    I am from Brazil and I would like to let you know that since January I’ve been listening your podcast and I think it’s fantastic. Even though I’ve had great experiences in leadership, your podcasts have been changing my perspective. Don’t you think that instead of considering someone as a leader we should recognize people who have good human relations? Because of this skill, people start to follow you, but on the other hand, you are still learning and you also follow someone.

    Leading Change* by John Kotter

    Question from Lea
    We have two departments which have been merged in November last year but the new team are still not working together - they seem to be stuck in their old teams. We have tried team building, changes their seats etc. and yet they are not integrated. I know it has not been that long since November, but how would you handle this case?

    CFL 138: The Four Unique Types of Teams
    CFL 139: How To Maximize Team Performance
    CFL 192: How to Create Team Guidelines

    Question from Toni
    I have recently had the wonderful experience of listening to your podcast and now I am hooked. I'm writing to find out what you would recommend as a wonderful organization to join for leadership development. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Toastmasters
    Association for Talent Development
    OD Network
    CFL Mastermind Groups

    Audio question from Ranjan

    CFL 44: Susan Cain on The Power of Introverts
    Quiet* by Susan Cain

    Question from Guto
    Until last year I used to be at the top of the organization and was always directly linked to directors or owners. Today I find myself in an intermediate position as the second manager.

    I'm a hard time dealing with this, because sometimes I feel that my manager does not want to solve the problems and likes to go to others, but people who are neither managers nor knowledgeable are dealing with the situations.

    Talking to a trusted person, she told me to put aside and learn to manage. How can I discover the technique to be managed and at the same time influence within the organization?
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