Category Archives: teamwork

Harnessing Your Strengths – Best Practices

Sometimes it’s nice to get a quick reminder of the way we can, and should, direct our attention to our strengths. Below are 9 strengths-based best practices that can help…

When Teamwork Doesn’t Work – and Why

Teamwork, as opposed to independent work, has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Some calculate the average time spent working with others has increased 50% or more in the…

The Differences in Your Team Make the Difference

It is widely recognized that diverse teams outperform homogeneous teams. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those organizations in the top 25% for ethnic and racial diversity in…

Make 2017 Your Team’s Best Year Yet

“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater…

Magnify Your Talents, Ignite Your Team

Are you working on a team that recognizes your talents? The collective effort of  a high performing team results in a sum that is greater than its individual parts. Appreciating…

Appreciate the differences among your team members. This is where the strength of your group lies.

Go far, go together

Are you an INCLUDER? Is so, you already knew this wise advice.

Great Managers Build a Sense of Belonging

  The decline of the American community is a sad and news worthy topic.  Researchers tell us that Americans are less likely to join groups and have long-lasting friendships today than…

My Favorite Story of 2013

Watch this 20-minute video and get pumped to pursue any goal you may have set for 2014. Diane Nyad’s first-person account of swimming in the Gulf Coast from Cuba to…

Celtics’ Brad Stevens Understands What It Means to Use Your Strengths

On occasion I think that the plethora of sports-related metaphors used in the business world may be a bit overdone . . . but then a perfect one just falls…