Articles about Teams

How To

5 tips for when you dread a difficult conversation with an employee

Remind them, it's not personal.

Communication

Bring the power of progress into your one-to-one meetings

As a leader, it’s up to you to help connect the dots between team members’ wins and the value their work provides to your company and customers. In the process, not only will your team members experience satisfaction, their output will improve as well. And that’s progress everyone can feel good about.

Office Life

How to get along with all different kinds of people at work

No matter your personal backgrounds, you’re all on the same team in your professional lives and should want to see each other succeed.

Office Life

How to encourage positive collaboration on team projects

Team projects at work can be hard enough, but how you act can have a big impact. Here's what you can do to help things run smoothly.

Office Culture

9 awesome work situations that make you say YES

There are workplace situations that, for some, come by so rarely that they are worth their weight in gold, and they have nothing to do with the salary! These are the things that make any person wake up excited to go into work and more likely to work harder to perform their best.

Leadership

Want your team to be successful? Stop treating them like kids

Organizations want employees to become more mature, accountable, and to drive change — yet their policies and rules treat people as kids. Without realizing it, many executives act as Helicopter bosses: they have good intentions, but their need to control and protect their people doesn’t allow them to grow.

Leadership

This is what Steve Jobs did to get the best feedback from employees

To get the best feedback, take note from Apple co-founder and Pixar former chairman's Steve Jobs' approach to it  — don't make feedback an optional question, make it a demand of every meeting that each employee is responsible for answering.

Office Life

Why ‘agreeing to disagree’ is a bad management tactic

When you decide to play referee with your team's disagreement, one of the worst things you can end the argument with is "agreeing to disagree."

Mother's Day

Everything I learned about leadership I learned from my mother

To my mom and all the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day. Perhaps without even knowing it, you teach leadership better than anyone else in the world!

Communication

What wall climbing taught me about giving powerful presentations – and life in general

Tethered together and perched on the side of a mountain (even one made of concrete), it’s not hard to see why strong communication is essential for a team.

Communication

Body language that tells your team how you really feel

Do you know that your team is constantly evaluating your emotions through cues in your body language — and that they can do so in a fraction of a second?

Coworkers

3 ways to make a new coworker feel like part of the team

It's one thing for an employee to feel like they aren't yet part of "the office tribe," but that's where you come in when it comes to new hires— here's how to make them feel welcome.

Humor

Here are the 10 most deeply meaningful team building exercises

Effective team building events are more than just forced icebreakers or embarrassing videos everyone wishes didn’t get shared with the entire company.

Advice

How to empower your team to build a culture you’re proud of

By taking collective thinking one step forward to collective ownership, we empower everyone to become a culture bearer of the company.

Advice

The 100,000 homes campaign: A model for scaling up excellence

This is a true story that more people ought to hear. It contains numerous lessons for any leader, organization, or social movement about how to spread something good from the few to the many.

Advice

12 books that every leader should read

The best material out there on leading teams, creativity, and organization behavior.