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Opinion: What are Apple’s plans for 4K displays?

There was one notable omission from Apple’s recent flurry of new product announcements: a 4K display. It will launch one in time, of course – and I’ll come to that shortly. But in the meantime, there’s the question of how it demonstrates one of the key capabilities of the new Mac Pro.<p>Sure, they …

Victor Frankenstein Character Analysis: Frankenstein Novel | The Art of Manliness

Victor Frankenstein does not get much attention in popular culture. It is Frankenstein’s creation – a nameless monster (often mistakenly called …

Mindreading 101: The 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Team Every Week

Better Dialogue Between You And Your Employees Can Result In The Best Team Communication You Could Ever Ask For<p><i>David Hassell is an entrepreneur who</i> …

How Would Your Team Members Feel About Having Lunch With You?

123RF Stock Photo<p>“<i>A lot of our job candidates are from out of town, and we’ll pick them up from the airport in a Zappos shuttle, give them a tour,</i> …

Human Resources

The Attributes of an Effective Team Leader

An effective team leader has attributes that can instill confidence in her team as well as contribute to the growth of the company through improved …

Satisfaction Destroys High Performance

Leaders who are trying to achieve high performance in their organizations must beware of the allure of satisfaction. Allowing teams to feel satisfied for very long will leave you stuck on a performance plateau that is very hard to exit. Setting easy to hit goals—or worse yet no goals at all—is a …

5 tips to help manage an underperforming team

Have you got a team that is underperforming? Is poor teamwork producing lower results?<p>Are there frustrations that inhibit individuals’ …

3 Ways to Keep your Top Team Focused

How to make sure your C-suite focuses on the things that really matter.<p>Even the best senior management teams struggle to allocate their time wisely: A 2011 McKinsey & Company survey found that only 35 percent of executives think their top team's time is properly allocated to core C-suite functions, …

Management

The Hidden Benefits of Keeping Teams Intact

A few years ago one of us met an orthopedic surgeon with a reputation as the Henry Ford of knee replacements. Most surgeons take one to two hours to replace a knee, but this doctor routinely completes the procedure in 20 minutes. In a typical year he performs more than 550 knee replacements—2.5 …

Want to Create a Strong, Motivated Team? Be the Coach.

It takes a strong team to build a strong, lasting company. That means that everyone is motivated and pulling in the same direction. It means that …

How To Build Slacker-Proof Teams

When people come together in groups, there's usually at least one member who slacks off. Whether you call it shirking or social loafing, it's a major source of misery, and it prevents teams from achieving their potential.<p>It turns out that the worst offenders are American men. When psychologists …

Time Management

60-Minute Team Building

<i>You don’t need a fancy offsite in Tahoe or a PhD facilitator to build team cohesion. Meebo’s Elaine Wherry offers three activities you can do over lunch.</i><p>You don’t need a fancy offsite in Tahoe or a PhD facilitator to build team cohesion. Some of my favorite team-building activities are online and …

Humble Leadership: The Research Shows It's a Competitive Advantage

Humility may be a virtue, but it’s also a competitive advantage.<p>According to research from the University of Washington Foster School of Business, …

How To Make Your Organization More Honest

How important is it for employees and leaders to have honesty and integrity? In a recent study I asked thousands of leaders working in a state government to rank, in terms of importance, a group of 16 differentiating leadership competencies. These included behaviors such as drives for results, …