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10 Steps to Successful Teams by Renie McClay

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STEP FOUR:

Build Strong and Effective Relationships

  • Build strong relationships
  • Meet challenges to building strong relationships head on
  • Establish a process for building team relationships
  • Find common ground with team Build members

Trust takes time to build but can be dismantled in an instant. It is the most precious commodity in human relations.

—Jerry Acuff

I was once on a board of directors for a national training organization. One member was quite difficult to work with. He appeared very kind and friendly, but his tactics were often underhanded and he had a habit of offending people. Bottom line: He didn't inspire trust in his relationships. Once on a board meeting conference call he made a suggestion for a policy change. I remember ...

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