Step-by-step corporate team building

February 12, 2010

Sometimes it’s not clear how cross-team projects should proceed. Follow these guidelines for accomplishing as a group what individuals can’t do alone.

Leadership Tips: Vol. 210

February 12, 2010

Hold more productive, inspiring meetings by stealing a rule from Google’s playbook … Squeeze breathing room into your day by scheduling meetings for 50 minutes rather than 60 … Improve your team’s performance with this exercise … Use these seven words more often in 2010.

Team-building ideas: Rx for coaching your team to greatness

December 11, 2009

Well-supported teams receive the information, training and rewards they need to keep chugging along. Here are four prescriptions for coaching your team:

Dealing with ideas you just can’t use

July 1, 2005
The hard part of leading a creative team is deflecting ideas that are unrealistic, undeveloped or “not ready for prime time.” Take these critical steps.

Why close-knit teams don’t always win

May 1, 2005
New findings suggest that close-knit teams are often less competitive than teams in which camaraderie is weak. Sociologists at the University of California and elsewhere see some compelling reasons why friendly teams finish last.