It's easy to put people together and call them a team, the challenge is to start thinking and acting like one. Explore current thinking on how to build relationships and create a happier and more productive atmosphere.
I caught up with Adam Grant, the youngest tenured and single highest-rated professor at The Wharton School. He is a former record-setting advertising director, junior Olympic springboard diver, and professional magician.
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He is the author of the new bestselling book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, which explains why success today relies on how we interact with others.
According to conventional wisdom, highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. If we want to succeed, we need a combination of hard work, talent, and luck. But there is a fourth ingredient, one that’s critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people.
Why do people presume that the feedback is likely be unfavorable?Perhaps it is the root sense that we are simply not good enough which is so persistent in our culture or perhaps the pattern of only offering feedback when we are displeased. The truth is that feedback while frequently overlooked, is nonetheless a particularly useful way to improve your productivity
Recently, my colleagues at the Focus Consulting Group and I surveyed more than 100 asset management firms around the world, testing both for the strength of their cultures and for the effectiveness of their leadership teams.
When we set out to document the behavior of teams that “click,” we noticed we could sense a buzz in a team even if we didn’t understand what the members were talking about. That suggested that the key to high performance lay not in the content of a team’s discussions but in the manner in which it was communicating
Every group is not a team. Most are not, in fact, and so it's good to start with a definition. A team is a group of people who do collective work and are mutually committed to a common team purpose and challenging goals related to that purpose.
People really want to know your results, what are your strategies, what are the issues, what it is that you’re doing to drive your business.
They’re focused on the bottom line.
Never do you get people asking about the culture, about leadership, about the people in the organization. Yet, it’s the reverse, because it’s the people, the leadership, the culture and the ideas that are ultimately driving the numbers and the results.
This article contains an introduction to the book All In by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton which details their 7 step guids to develop a culture where people buy-in
People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Here are twelve tips for building successful work teams.
There is a large body of work concerning the way women's communication style differs from that of men and vice versa. For example, there is research suggesting that females downplay their certainty, while males downplay their doubts.