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Will One Bad Employee Spoil The Whole Bunch?

Dear Liz,<p>I am a big fan of your practical advice and grateful to have found you! I have a leadership question. I have been managing people for 12 years but I’ve run into a new situation that is stressing me out. I supervise 11 people in the Service and Parts department of an environmental controls …

Entitled? Try Empowered: Why Millennials Work the Way They Do

What's the matter with "kids" today … at work? Across our great nation, grumpy middle managers, executives and owners alike are wondering who these …

Negotiating The Nonnegotiable: How To Understand Conflict And Resolve Yours Successfully

<b>Part of the series Today’s True Leadership</b><p>Conflict is everywhere. We cannot live our lives, communicate powerfully, share our diverse opinions, support our divergent agendas, or honor our own deepest values without some degree or form of conflict emerging. The question is: How can we address our …

Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>No matter what industry you are in or what job you do, you probably have experienced the frustration of working within a dysfunctional team — one marked by drawn-out discussions that led nowhere or heated conflicts that made communication difficult. To function properly, teams …

Don’t End a Meeting Without Doing These 3 Things

When a sports team finishes a game, they usually don’t gather up their gear and immediately leave the court, rink, field or locker room. The players and coaches take a few minutes for a post-game meeting – a ritual that’s just as important as the pre-game warm-up.<p>In our view, participants in …

When Your Boss Is Terrible at Leading Meetings

If you think that your boss is ineffective at leading meetings, you are not alone.<p>Few managers or supervisors have mastered the art of meetings and even fewer organizations have made it a priority. Add to that the fact that leaders are busy — and often don’t have the time to prepare adequately — …

If You're an Introvert, You Need to Read This

What do Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, Hillary Clinton, Michael Jordan, and President Barack Obama all have in-common? …

3 ways being an introvert can help you succeed at work

In some fields, that may be the case. However, introverts also have a ton of innate traits that can help them along in their careers.<p>Here are a few characteristics that actually give the more reserved people among us the edge in the office, along with some tendencies that introverts should …

Personality

7 Habits Of Resilient Teams

Resilient teams can weather the challenges of an ever-changing business environment because they have built these skills.<p>Companies devote an enormous amount of time and effort to building the best teams. But if a team can’t overcome setbacks and challenges, those resources might be wasted.<p>“It’s an …

How to be a picture perfect public speaker

<i>Mashable's</i> latest #BizChats Twitter chat discussed how to get over the prevalent and equally paralyzing stage fright and instead, develop public …

Public Speaking

Learning to Appreciate Disagreement at Work

Recently I was conferring with a client who said to me, “You don’t really like confrontation, do you?”<p>Well, no, I don’t. Like many people, I will do a lot to avoid confrontation of any sort.<p>In my youth I learned that if I couldn’t get what I needed by raw persuasion or simple niceness, I could …

Creating An Employee-first Culture: Importance & role of leaders in a learning organisation

We often hear that organizations widely publicize the fact that talent is their most valuable asset — and that’s often true. However when we have a …

Using Cognitive Science to Resurrect Multifunctional Teams

Cognitive Science has lessons for getting disparate team members to work together.<p>Last week, I attended the Cognitive Science Society conference. Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary field that studies the mind. It brings together psychologists, computer scientists, neuroscientists, …

Why Teams Fail: The C-Word

Silicon Valley is bubbling these days. Uber recently raised $3.5B (that’s right, that’s B for Billions). Almost 60% of San Francisco’s houses are now valued above $1M (fewer than 20% were just a few years ago). And the US National Basketball (featuring major Golden State Warriors players) just came …

Silicon Valley

The Challenges of Working Remotely

For the last five years, I’ve been working from home. It started back when I was the first employee at Airbag, and then continued after we merged …

4 Types of Meetings You Need to Cancel Now

Holding a productive meeting is an art -- one few business leaders have mastered.<p>Holding a productive meeting is an art. Unfortunately, it's one few business leaders have mastered. Instead of thinking of team meetings as exciting brainstorming sessions or collaborative ways to solve problems, …

To build an amazing team, look for people who challenge you

Nobody sets out to lead an ineffective team. In fact, leaders agonize over fostering teams that work well together and deliver smart solutions time and time again—the kind of teams that, in Leigh Thompson’s words, “go through the various storms, the successes, the failures, and keep coming out …

Management

Isolate Toxic Employees to Reduce Their Negative Effects

We each have a much bigger effect — positive and negative — on one another’s emotions than we might think. In their book <i>Connected</i>, Harvard professor Nicholas Christakis and political scientist James Fowler show that happiness spreads not just between pairs of people but also from a person to his …

How Steve Jobs Got the Absolute Best Out of His Teams

Love him or hate him, there's one thing Steve Jobs did extremely well.<p>Steven Paul Jobs was impassioned, a captivating speaker, and had an uncanny ability to see the future. But many who knew Apple's co-founder also described him as impatient, petulant, and difficult.<p>If I described your boss as …

Team Work or Teamwork?

Should Teamwork (电涡 = Dein Wok) be written in two words or one word?<p>In English, both are correct depending on the context of the sentence. However, a …

Four Ways To Help Your Employees Understand How They Contribute To The Company's Bottom Line

If you’re a people manager, you might look around at the bustling activity of your team and the looks of intense determination on their faces and assume that everyone understands how their work contributes to the company’s bottom line.<p>But you would be wrong. At least based on a recent Robert Half …

6 Ways to Inspire Passion In Unmotivated Employees

Debt is never a fun thing to be in. But, there are many actions that you can take that will help you rid yourself of the burden of debt once and for …

Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter

Striving to increase workplace diversity is not an empty slogan — it is a good business decision. A 2015 McKinsey report on 366 public companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 35% more likely to have financial returns above their industry …

If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless

Collaboration is crumpling under the weight of our expectations. What should be a messy back-and-forth process far too often falls victim to our desire to keep things harmonious and efficient. Collaboration’s promise of greater innovation and better risk mitigation can go unfulfilled because of …

What 20 Years as a Remote Organization Has Taught Us About Managing Remote Teams

In his 1974 interview with ABC News, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke painted a picture of how computers would change our way of life by the year 2001. One of his many extraordinarily accurate predictions: “Any businessman, any executive, could live almost anywhere on Earth and still do his …

The 5 Point Plan to Fix a Team With an Infighting Problem

A team where everyone is undermining one another will not be able to succeed.<p><i>What would you do to turn around a team in which individual team members are deliberately trying to undermine each other? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn</i> …

How to Make your Team, at Any Level of the Organization, THE Place to Be

This influencer post is By Jack and Suzy Welch “The teamThe post How to Make your Team, at Any Level of the Organization, THE Place to Be appeared …

What I Did From Day One To Build Our Company Culture

When I founded TSheets, I did so with company culture in mind from day one. As we’ve quickly grown from just four employees to nearly 200, we’ve dedicated ourselves to <i>always</i> putting our culture first.<p>The result is a culture that’s impossible to confine within our walls. It spreads like wildfire—and …

4 Kinds of Workplaces, and How to Know Which Is Best for You

We all want to be part of a great organization and a high-performance workplace. We want to be at our best, surrounded by colleagues who help us and challenge us, doing work that is financially rewarding and personally meaningful. But there’s more than one kind of successful organization, and there …