Leading Teams

7 Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don’t)

HBR - April 1, 2014

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Over a five-year timeframe, we studied 32 exemplary companies (collectively employing 600,000 people) across seven industries including hospitality, banking,... Read »

10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Team Weekly

Firmology - December 5, 2013

I am not a mind reader, but I’ve tried playing one at work. I think we all have. I used to imagine that I could peer into the silent void of a discussion with an employee and their thoughts and feelings would magically pop... Read »

Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary

HBR - September 20, 2013

When we think of high-performing teams, we often think of them as long-term allies—a band of brothers in the organizational world. Read »

Increase Your Team’s Curiosity

HBR - July 15, 2013

Does your team have a difficult time making decisions that everyone supports? If so, you may be suffering from a lack of curiosity. Read »

The Importance Of Creating An A-Team

LinkedIn - July 12, 2013

Any good leader or manager will tell you that the key to success is all about the quality, skills and experience of the people they surround themselves with. Read »

Who New CEOs Fire First

HBR - July 8, 2013

New research by RHR international shows which executives incoming CEOs are likely to replace, and highlights some differences between first-time CEOs and more seasoned chief executives. Read »

A CEO Without A Team Is….Not A CEO For Long

Forbes - June 10, 2013

If I think about the times I have had to remove a CEO, by far the most common reason was the loss of confidence of the team in the CEO. Read »

Fatigue Is Your Enemy

CEO.com - November 27, 2012

Two years ago, I began hearing the phrase "It isn't sustainable" over and over from senior executives. They were talking about the everyday demands at work. The day of reckoning seems to have arrived. During the past... Read »

The Trust That Makes A Team Click

New York Times - August 8, 2011
Peter Löscher of Siemens

This interview with Peter Löscher, president and C.E.O. of Siemens A.G., was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Read »

Cisco and a Cautionary Tale about Teams

HBR - May 10, 2011
Peter Löscher of Siemens

The news that Cisco is dismantling its unique structure of councils and boards to reduce bureaucracy presents a cautionary tale and an insight into the true meaning of teamwork and collaboration in organizations. Read »

Three Leadership Steps to Defuse Tense Situations

HBR - May 3, 2011
Peter Löscher of Siemens

Before tensions get worse, leaders should turn down the heat and get everyone back on track. They can use three simple communication steps. Read »

Hold Conversations, Not Meetings

HBR - February 15, 2011
Peter Löscher of Siemens

The net effect of meetings: everyone's imagination is suffocated, and they lose sight of the big picture. Read »