Team-Building

6 key players on a team

November 1, 2013
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National park trek saves NASA mission

October 10, 2013
When Jeffrey Ashby, a former NASA space shuttle commander, learned in 2002 that he would lead a mission to the International Space Station, NASA had already picked his crew. To bond as a team, Ashby asked the crew to join him in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park for an 11-day trek, which paid off when they went into space.

Avoid 5 traps that divide groups

September 23, 2013

Bossy know-it-alls make poor team ­leaders. To build unity among your group, display humility and strive to learn from others. Avoid communicating these five destructive messages to your team.

Making strong moves

July 19, 2013
Tim O’Shaughnessy, founder of the daily deals company LivingSocial, truly is social in his approach to leading. He also likes bold new approaches.

Celebrate wins, but don’t pick winners

July 18, 2013
One of the most popular motivational techniques is celebrating team victories. But if you’re going to host an employee-appreciation party, make sure that everyone leaves happy.

4 key traits for tomorrow’s leaders

July 2, 2013
Leading requires a range of behaviors. From supportive coaching to skeptical questioning, you need to spur others to perform at their consistent best. Adopt these four styles to lift others’ performance.

Putting diversity to work: 3 lessons

June 24, 2013
Studies of diversity have exploded in the decades since it was recognized that most new entrants to the 21st century workforce would be women and minorities. University of Michigan researcher Scott Page shows how diversity helps organizations. Here are three of his lessons on putting diversity to work.

Innovate by eliminating ‘Bozone Layer’

June 19, 2013
Fostering a culture of innovation is easy if you run a small business with a handful of employees. But at larger organizations, midlevel managers may not en­­courage their support staff to innovate. The solution: Eliminate the “Bozone layer.”

4 mistakes team leaders should avoid

June 4, 2013

Team leaders can get ensnared in their own good intentions. The result can cause an admirable effort to backfire. Here are four mistakes team leaders need to avoid.

Look for ways to convey gratitude

May 28, 2013
Even if you’re not particularly demonstrative with your emotions, follow the lead of Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, and look for opportunities to convey gratitude to your team.