• 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 weeks 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 »
    1 month 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 »
    1 month 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 »
    1 month 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 »
    2 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 »
    2 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 »
    2 months ago
  • 7 Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don’t)
    HBR - Apr 1
    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 »
    3 months ago
  • 10 Questions You Need To Ask Your Team Weekly
    Firmology - Dec 5
    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 »
    7 months ago
  • Why The Best Teams Might Be Temporary
    HBR - Sep 20
    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 »
    10 months ago
  • Increase Your Team’s Curiosity
    HBR - Jul 15
    Does your team have a difficult time making decisions that everyone supports? If so, you may be suffering from a lack of curiosity. Read »
    1 year ago
  • The Importance Of Creating An A-Team
    LinkedIn - Jul 12
    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 »
    1 year ago
  • Who New CEOs Fire First
    HBR - Jul 8
    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 »
    1 year ago
  • A CEO Without A Team Is….Not A CEO For Long
    Forbes - Jun 10
    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 »
    1 year ago
  • Fatigue Is Your Enemy
    CEO.com - Nov 27
    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 »
    1 year ago