When you belong to a toxic team, you can almost feel it in the air the moment you step off the elevator and onto your floor. It’s immediately draining. Instead of starting the day with anticipation for the great work ahead, team members put on their coats of armor and enter survival mode.
One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is avoiding team conflict. Yes, conflict may feel uncomfortable, but that tension is often a very natural if not necessary part of real progress and team bonding.
Communication is the key to success in your career, and the soft skill of conversation is on clear display in any job interview. Sir Richard Branson says that ”Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” However, if you are uncomfortable with your communication skills, you’re not alone.