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Sometimes it feels like your team or organization is running beautifully. Other times, it feels like the team is a little off track. Or a lot off track! What should you pay attention to when evaluating the health of your team’s culture? We might gain some insights from recent Major League Baseball moves at the end of the season here in the U.S.[…] Continue Reading »
“We expect everyone here to be team players.”
Most of us have had a boss who preached teamwork. Some bosses even like to put up posters with slogans such as, “there is no ‘I’ in team.”
Teamwork is essential to organizational success, but too much teamwork can be deadly.
The secret to effective collaboration is individuality. You want everyone on the team to feel free to contribute ideas to a project as a means of instilling ownership and therefore increase engagement. That does not mean that every idea that anyone says goes, but it does mean people can contribute their brains as well as their brawn.[…] Continue Reading »
The best managers understand that effective leaders are also solid team players. The workplace is filled with capable teammates — even some who take initiative, overdeliver and inspire colleagues. Unfortunately, there’s also the occasional employee who has no idea how to collaborate or communicate effectively. Such poor performers aren’t entirely useless, though. They offer some of the most poignant lessons on teamwork and leadership.[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, a global design consultancy.
A large part of successfully getting your employees to take risks and innovate depends on their office environment. Think back to kindergarten classrooms — they’re open, playful and encouraging environments because children need to “take risks all the time in order to learn,” said IDEO CEO Tim Brown.[…] Continue Reading »
Tara R. Alemany is the owner and founder of Aleweb Social Marketing, a consulting firm that helps authors, speakers and other creative-types build their online platform. She is also a speaker and author of “The Plan That Launched a Thousand Books.” Alemany has been teaching technophobes and trendsetters for more than 20 years.
So, what happens when you get 21 leaders together to work on a project?[…] Continue Reading »