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Want To Make Your Team More Productive? Let Them Gossip More

June 20, 2017

“The most important predictor of success in a group, as it turns out, is the amount — not the content — of social interaction,” suggests Greg Satell in Inc. “It doesn’t matter if they are discussing technical details or just idle chit chat, more talk drives productivity.”


4 Simple and Powerful Ways to Build Your Team’s Confidence and Rule The World

June 19, 2017

“People have far greater potential than they often see in themselves,” writes Mark Crowley on Talent Culture. “Leaders who not only understand this, but seek out ways to draw it out, will be the ones who will rule the world.”


Use This Trick From Endurance Athletes to Manage Your Team’s Energy

May 25, 2017

“Endurance athletes need to manage their energy over extended time periods and long distances. They do this by using both passive and ‘active recovery’ to replenish energy. In endurance training, active recovery is time during practice when you train at a slower pace.” Author Alison Eyring suggests that, at work, active recovery “helps you and your team catch your professional breath so that you go the distance to grow your business.”


3 Steps To Create A High-functioning Team

April 18, 2017

“A team that makes the most of the talent around the table creates better results” writes Joelle K Jay in Inc. “A high-functioning team is not easy to build. But it can be done – and the following three steps are a great start.”


Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

March 31, 2017

“If cognitive diversity is what we need to succeed in dealing with new, uncertain, and complex situations,” say Alison Reynolds and David Lewis in Harvard Business Review, “leaders will have to get much better at building their team’s sense of psychological safety.”


How’s Your Team’s Communication?

March 29, 2017

“Sometimes the most obvious things are the hardest or at least the easiest to let slip. We believe this is the case with communication, especially on small teams.” Carter and Courtney Reum offer tips on improving your team’s communication.


How to Accelerate Learning on Your Team

March 17, 2017

“Why is it so difficult to get our teams learning at scale? In my experience, the central challenge is that leaders tend to think of learning too narrowly — equating it with training, mentoring, or “constructive feedback” during performance reviews.” According to Elizabeth Doty, “If you want to accelerate learning on your team, first engage them in a meaningful challenge, then design a feedback system that enables them to learn naturally, every day.”


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