• What To Do If Your Team Is Letting You Down
    HBR - May 4
    I was working with a CEO who was frustrated that his team often failed to meet deadlines. When I asked why he thought that was, he explained that it was because they were lazy. When I met with the team to ask why they were... Read »
    2 years ago
  • 3 Crucial Steps To Finding The Right Leaders For Your...
    Fast Company - Apr 13
    "He had the background I was looking for, his references were great, but he ended up as the wrong fit for us. What happened?" I’ve heard this question dozens of times. Choosing the right executive is one of the most... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Google Is Tackling The Science Of How To Build...
    Quartz - Apr 9
    Project Oxygen started out as an attempt by Google’s People and Innovation Lab (PiLab) to prove that managers don’t really matter. The internal team of researchers, who are focused on understanding how people work, ended... Read »
    2 years ago
  • Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid To Be Nice
    HBR - Apr 8
    It only took me about three seconds to decide what to wear on the first day in my new gig as strategy director at Genuine Interactive, a digital marketing agency (jeans and a wrinkled linen shirt, duh). Deciding what books... Read »
    2 years ago
  • 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    2 years 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 »
    3 years 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 »
    3 years 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 »
    3 years ago