• 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 »
    2 weeks 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 »
    1 month 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 »
    1 month 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 »
    2 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 »
    2 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 »
    2 months ago
  • What To Do If Your Team Is In A Rut
    HBR - Aug 7
    Another brainstorming session, another slew of tired ideas. Your team is in a rut, but what can you do about it? How can you push everyone to be more creative? Where should you seek inspiration? What’s the best way to... Read »
    2 months ago
  • Save Your Next Staff Meeting From Itself
    HBR - Aug 6
    While many leaders see staff meetings as vital to the success of their organization, most employees see them as a painful waste of time. As a result, employees arrive or leave whenever they wish; check their emails; doodle;... Read »
    2 months ago
  • Learning Collaboration From Tika-Taka Soccer
    HBR - Jul 2
    Solo efforts and individual stars used to decide the fate of soccer matches.  The 1970s, 1980s, and even the 1990s were dominated by legendary players such as Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, and Diego Maradona, who, thanks to... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Managing A Team Across 5 Time Zones
    HBR - Jun 17
    At Steelcase, we all understand that the rhythm of a global team is not a perfect 9-5 melody. But understanding something can be very different from living it. My team has grown increasingly distributed across multiple... Read »
    4 months ago
  • How To Give Your Team Feedback
    HBR - Jun 17
    Business books, magazines, and blogs are chock full of advice about how to give feedback to individuals, but how do you do the same for your entire team? What type of constructive criticism is appropriate in a group setting?... Read »
    4 months ago
  • Engage Your Employees With Personal Attention
    HBR - Jun 10
    Several years ago, a large, global company asked me to help improve their employee engagement. I suggested a strengths-based approach to the problem: a search for “hot spots” in the organization where people were highly... Read »
    4 months ago
  • Build Your Own All-Star Team
    HBR - May 15
    Let’s imagine that you have recently assessed your company’s talent, and that you found plenty of high-performing executives and employees. Yet somehow your company’s overall performance isn’t where it should be —... Read »
    5 months ago
  • The Best Leaders Are Humble Leaders
    HBR - May 12
    In a global marketplace where problems are increasingly complex, no one person will ever have all the answers. That’s why Google’s SVP of People Operations, Lazlo Bock, says humility is one of the traits he’s looking... Read »
    5 months ago
  • Make Your Team Feel Powerful
    HBR - May 7
    Research has shown that helping others feel more powerful can boost productivity, improve performance, and leave employees feeling more satisfied on the job. A study conducted by Yona Kifer of Tel Aviv University and... Read »
    5 months ago