Dr. Francis Eberle

How Collaboration is Like a Chinese Finger Trap

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Imagine you’ve just settled into your office for the morning, coffee in hand, desktop firing up, when two employees blow through the door. Each has a strong, yet opposing, viewpoint about the next steps for a project. And before you know it, you are drawn into playing referee or decision-maker.

What Are You Missing When You’re Paying Attention?

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Recently I came across a familiar video I had not seen in a while. It has two teams, one in black shirts and the other in white shirts, passing basketballs to each other. As you watch it, you are asked to count the number of passes. Sounds easy, right? If you want to watch the original video, go here.

An Aware Team is an Effective Team

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

One of my clients recently asked for help improving the effectiveness of his team. He reported that the team was not readily sharing information, not treating each other with respect, and not pitching in when one member was unable to complete his or her work.

These concerns probably sound familiar. I see them, or some version of them, often in the companies I work with. So how can you overcome issues like this and create an effective team?

4 Tips to Manage Email

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

I recently had a conversation with a client about email as it relates to work-life balance because her company had formed a committee to work on it. We explored whether her own email habits were impacting her life, and I asked her the following questions to help her gauge her email use:

Are Your Assumptions Limiting Your Employees?

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Host Dale Dixon interviews Leadership Advisor Dr. Francis Eberle about his unique perspective on understanding and evaluating others. Dr. Eberle shares how being dyslexic impacted his education--and also the way he perceives others. He tells us why assumptions about people are detrimental for a leader, and gives simple tactics to be better at understanding and evaluating others.

The Dip: A Surprisingly Common Scenario for New Leaders

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

I was recently asked how I would coach a highly successful employee who had been promoted to supervise a team. After the promotion, this individual’s performance, and subsequently that of the team, dropped dramatically. He experienced what might be called “The Dip.” 

I wish this was an uncommon scenario. 

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