Team-Building

12 questions help alter team behavior

November 13, 2015
To change behavior—your own and your team’s—start by identifying specific behaviors you want to change. Here are questions to help prepare your team.

How to build the right corporate culture

November 12, 2015
What is Nick Miller, the co-founder and CEO of Parking Panda, speaking of when he says, “We’re willing to sacrifice revenue to maintain those values”?

Team recognition goes far and wide

August 19, 2015
One tool Lakshmi Narayanan has used to build teamwork is an affair called “annual day,” in which top performers come onstage and receive a trophy, often presented by a customer.

4 tips to build a can-do culture

July 9, 2015
One of the healthiest signs of a strong organizational culture involves employees’ attitudes. Do they confront challenges with gusto? Or do they seem defeated from the start? When employees exhibit these four attitudes, it’s usually a good sign of a “yes we can” culture.

Watch your behavior as team leader

June 10, 2015

What’s the most important factor in determining whether your team will succeed? You might guess it’s the participants’ skills and talents, their willingness to collaborate or the organizational culture within which they operate. Yet the right answer is your behavior as team leader.

Building top team performance

June 5, 2015
There’s no foolproof way to build teams, but good ones share these approaches.

CEO pinpoints 4 keys to building trust

May 15, 2015

Soon after Marillyn Hewson became Lockheed Martin’s CEO in early 2013, she packed her bags. Her goal was to meet face-to-face with investors, customers and employees. After months on the road, she met with more than 60,000 staf­­fers.

You don’t have to short-change employees to focus on customers

May 6, 2015
When Mark Organ co-founded Eloqua in 1999, he was a self-described “maniac” for customer success. He devoted much of his time to accompanying his sales staff to client meetings, looking for every opportunity to delight customers and exceed their expectations. In 2010, Organ launched another tech company called Influitive. As the CEO, Organ still focuses on customers, but he also seeks to curry favor with his employees.

5 keys to create group harmony

April 7, 2015
Andrew Field, president and CEO of PrintingForLess.com, has articulated the principles that guide his leadership.

Drive strong results with diverse teams

March 31, 2015
Researchers at MIT and George Washington University studied eight years of data at a big U.S. professional services company. Inspecting revenue figures, employee surveys and other workplace metrics, researchers found that more diverse teams significantly outperform homogeneous groups.