• Empathy Is Key To A Great Meeting
    HBR - Mar 23
    Yes, we all hate meetings. Yes, they are usually a waste of time. And yes, they’re here to stay. So it’s your responsibility as a leader to make them better. This doesn’t mean just make them shorter, more efficient,... Read »
    3 days ago
  • Personality Tests Can Help Balance A Team
    HBR - Mar 19
    It’s just plain hard to get people working together the way you’d like. That’s because, left to our own devices, we are often too greedy and self-centered to collaborate, preferring instead to compete as individuals.... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Positive Teams Are More Productive
    HBR - Mar 18
    All managers would like their teams to be more productive. Yet most companies are using the same old methods: strategic plans, goal-setting, streamlining operations, reducing inefficiency. Others are offering employee perks,... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Grow Your Leadership Team
    Great Leaders Serve - Mar 16
    When we began researching the best practices of High Performance Organizations, we were not surprised to discover the best leaders, when attempting to build great organizations, did not work alone. They built strong... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Leaders: Team Building Starts With You
    LinkedIn - Feb 11
    Team building starts with the leader. That does not mean that the leader needs to be the final say in how everything transpires. It also does not mean that all decisions need to come from the top down, they can come from the... Read »
    1 month ago
  • Great Teams Need Social Intelligence, Equal...
    HBR - Dec 16
    In sports, some people are famous for “making other players better.” Magic Johnson, the great basketball player and winner of five National Basketball Association championships, was not merely a terrific scorer, passer,... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Leading Your Team Into The Unknown
    HBR - Dec 5
    Ask notable innovation leaders what they think about traditional management practices—say, those taught in a typical MBA program—and you get some pretty strong reactions. Take Elon Musk, a cofounder of PayPal, Tesla, and... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Making Dumb Groups Smarter
    HBR - Nov 25
    Since the beginning of human history, people have made decisions in groups. As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. If so, then three heads should be better than two, and four better still. With a hundred or a... Read »
    4 months ago
  • Rules Of Engagement For High-Performing Teams
    Inc - Oct 22
    Rules of engagement help define how your team will interact. They are like the "We Card." signs you see in every convenience store. Those signs were created to help the store workers identify and prevent age-restricted sales... Read »
    5 months ago
  • Why Your Team Needs Rookies
    HBR - Oct 2
    Hiring managers often view newcomers to their organizations as not only long-term assets but also short-term burdens: people who need to be inducted, trained, and given lighter loads as they get up to speed, inevitably... Read »
    5 months ago
  • What New Team Leaders Should Do First
    HBR - Sep 12
    Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and unfortunately many leaders skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months can have a major... Read »
    6 months ago
  • 7 Ways To End Every Meeting On A Positive Note
    Inc - Sep 12
    So often meetings feel like yet another necessary evil of doing business. At the end of a meeting, we observe quick exits, zoned-out looks, and the whispered utterances, "Well, that was a waste of time" or "Thought it would... Read »
    6 months ago
  • Teams Can’t Innovate If They’re Too Comfortable
    HBR - Aug 14
    On a warm afternoon in June, a few dozen people gathered on a sun-dappled spot of lawn in Cambridge to discuss the very broad topic of modern leadership. The head of a famous museum debated a senior exec from Google about... Read »
    7 months ago
  • Managers Can Motivate Employees With One Word
    HBR - Aug 13
    Human beings are profoundly social — we are hardwired to connect to one another and to want to work together. Frankly, we would never have survived as a species without our instinctive desire to live and work in groups,... Read »
    7 months ago
  • A Fairer Way Of Giving Credit Where It’s Due
    HBR - Aug 8
    People have a deep need to feel that their contributions to the group are acknowledged — even celebrated. Financial compensation alone cannot satisfy that requirement. Fairly assigning credit, however, is difficult. In... Read »
    7 months ago