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Motivational posters ain’t gonna get you growth

Motivational Posters

“Slap something on the wall and hope it resonates with others” is a nice little management strategy. (See also: the “core values” of most places.) But does it work? Good Lord no. Continue Reading

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Effective team building 101

Effective team building

Less about buzzwords, and more about thinking through logical steps. Continue Reading

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Team building ideas: Ask better questions

Team Building Ideas

Trust falls are very 1998. It’s 2016 now. Let’s hit some new targets. Continue Reading

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What should team development really look like?

Team Development

It’s less about rushing to your next meeting and hiring consultants, and more about thinking through the process. Continue Reading

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Five factors for effective work teams

Google's keys to better teams

Even though no one seems to understand their success with living, breathing people — instead attributing it to cash or hand or KPIs or margins or some other BS — Google has long been one of the ‘best places to… Continue Reading

The myth of team diversity

The myth of team diversity

According to some recent research from Northwestern’s Kellogg School, diverse teams tend to actually perform more poorly than non-diverse teams. There are seemingly three basic reasons for this: Diversity erodes over time: As people work together for a while, their views and… Continue Reading

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Who cares if you’re an individual superstar if you can’t work on a team?

Found this article on Forbes via Digital Tonto. It’s about individuals vs. teams in terms of development, etc. Here’s the final paragraph, which kind of summarizes everything (as final paragraphs tend to do): All of this points to a major change in… Continue Reading

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On business innovation vs. tenure

Here’s a concept I don’t think a lot of people think about: we all know it can be bad to work at a place where there’s consistent turnover (people always leaving), because then priorities get skewed and it’s hard to… Continue Reading