When it comes to winning teams, what seems more important: good teamwork or good team relationships? You may be thinking, “They go hand in hand, of course!” But that may not necessarily be the case. In all facets of life, including business, there are bound to be two teammates who do not get along. Yet, […]
How can you prove the value of team building? And how can you ensure that you get a positive return? Here’s a look at why some managers may be skeptical about the value of team building, how to set your teams up for success, and how to measure the positive impact of periodic team building exercises.
A combination of inflation, economic worries, and tax law changes has led to a significant drop in charitable contributions from individuals. At the same time, rising costs and financial uncertainty have increased the need for help among charities and nonprofits.
Good companies offer outplacement services, counseling, and other assistance to the workers being let go. The best companies also take swift action following layoffs to reorganize, reassure, and engage those who remain.
Every organization wants to build high-performing teams. But too often, leadership efforts focus on myths or misconceptions about how to achieve high performance. This post exposes some of those myths, sets the record straight, and provides practical research-based guidance. Following his 2021 Harvard Business Review article, 5 Things High-Performing Teams Do Differently, leadership consultant and […]
How should you structure your organization for the future of work: everyone back in the office, fully remote, or a hybrid approach? The latest research suggests that for enterprises focused on optimizing operational performance (i.e., pretty much everyone)—that’s the wrong question to ask.
In business as in sports, high-performing teams aren’t built on talent alone. While a certain level of individual talent is an essential element, teams that ultimately win championships—or outperform the competition in business—have talented members who work together and collaborate as a cohesive group. And the key element in creating that collaboration is emotional intelligence, or EQ.
In today’s tight labor market and challenging economic environment, it’s more vital than ever to not only attract great employees but also keep them engaged. So what’s the secret to building and maintaining extraordinary teams?
During team building activities, participants experience challenges, camaraderie, recognition, and fun. But what do they take away? After the shared laughter and the high-fives, what do they bring back home and to the workplace from that experience?
If you organize corporate or collegiate events, chances are you’ve hired keynote speakers and understand their importance. If you’ve been doing this for a while, chances are also that you’ve had hits and misses—speakers who have knocked it out of the park, and others who have fallen a bit flat. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to pick winners consistently? Here’s how to do that.