18 results for tag: teamwork


Your Company Needs to Get Healthier – Here’s How to Do It

I resisted for a long time, but earlier this year I did something I said I'd never need to do. I've been wearing a Fitbit since January 1st, and I love it. One of the most powerful and useful things about this simple little device is a (sometimes annoying) ...
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Pecking Order Problems? Your Team May Be Too Talented

Adam Galinsky, Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Business, tells us what you should consider before hiring for your team. Transcription: Many leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs believe that: "the more talent, the better." And while talent is very import...
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Execution is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

Paul,* the CEO of Maxreed, a global publishing company, was having trouble sleeping. Publishing is an industry that's changing even faster than most other fast-changing industries, but Paul wasn't awake worrying about his strategy. He had a solid plan that ...
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Pay Your People More Than You Think You Should

Here's what I say whenever someone asks my advice on compensation for a new candidate or a raise for a current employee: "Take what feels right, then raise it by 10 percent. Or, if you can figure out what the person thinks is right, raise that number 10 ...
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Team vs. Work Group: How Do You and Your Co-Workers Stack Up?

Most of us who work with multiple co-workers consider ourselves part of a team, and in fact, our leaders may refer to us as such. But are you really part of a team? Strictly defined, a team consists of a cohesive group of individuals, all of whom work within ...
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Great Leaders Don’t Innovate the Product, They Innovate the Factory

A hundred years ago it was management's job to think and a worker's job to do. This works great when it's easy to figure out what the work is, but in the modern world the factories are offices and the ideas of the Frederick Taylor industrial revolution era do ...
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What Does March Madness Show About Leadership & Teamwork?

It's surprising what teams can do with the right leadership. Just last season the two participants in the World Series, Mets and Royals, were teams lacking the mega-superstar. Sure, they had plenty of talent, but as the fantasy sports people in my office ...
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The Perfect World: Helping Your Team Understand and Commit to Team Goals

In a near-perfect world—the type most people would love when they join a new company—a department, division, or team’s leader would act purely as a facilitator, establishing the group’s goals, communicating them plainly to everyone on the team, and ...
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How to Create Workplace Teams That Work

Workplace teams are supposed to harness employees' talents to tackle challenges. But the reality often falls short. Now imagine having a team where everyone steps up and performs all of the leadership tasks. Imagine a team that is constantly sharing ...
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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

In a world filled with busyness and stress I find that too often leaders can act like hard-charging, fast-driving bus drivers that have a vision and goal within their sights and they’ll run over anyone – even their own employees – to reach their ...
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The World Series: Reflections in Teamwork

The morning after the first game of the World Series, I had a meeting with my CMO Tony Vlahos and my Content Manager Will Flammé, and as you can imagine, the pre-meeting pleasantries turned into a discussion of the exciting extra innings game that had us up ...
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Debriefing: A Simple Tool to Help Your Team Tackle Tough Problems

Your team has identified an important goal to hit, challenge to be addressed, or opportunity to be pursued. You call a meeting or two, set objectives, put a plan together, and start to execute. Everything looks good on paper. But then your plan starts to ...
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