It’s no revelation that teamwork is critical to the success of any organization. But what exactly is teamwork? Is it when people share a common goal? An underlying purpose? Is it when they work together to complete a task? Or contribute, together or ... Read More
Halloween is over but the scary stuff might not be. Because even though the skeletons have crawled back into their graves and the zombies returned to their crypts, you could still fall victim to a ghoulish experience. You could still get “ghosted.”
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You want to build a strong team. You want a diverse team. Great, but what does that mean?
If you’re like most people, the first categories that come to mind are gender and race (as fuzzy as those terms might be). ... Read More
My best friend and I played on the same football team in college. He was a defensive back. He was fast and strong yet never fulfilled what many believed was his potential. ... Read More
Let’s say you need to form a team. Maybe it’s a project team to implement a strategy. Maybe it’s a cross-functional team to deal with an issue that cuts across the org chart. Maybe it’s an integration team to help with a recent acquisition. In any ... Read More
What kind of people are you likely to find working at a big investment firm? People with degrees in economics, finance and business administration, right? ... Read More
Everywhere I go I hear CEOs and business owners tell me the same thing. They can’t get the talent. They have open positions they can’t fill. It’s hurting production and it’s hurting service. And it’s not getting any better. ... Read More
We had helicoptered in to the meadows at the base of Mt. Robson – “the Monarch of the Rockies.” Four of us – me, my climbing partner, and our two guides – had five days to climb a mountain that was as notorious for its bad weather as it was for ... Read More
When building a winning team you should be concerned about more than just having the right managers and right employees. You should be concerned about having the right board. ... Read More
Stuff happens. Things don’t always go according to plan. Situations change.
That’s why there’s one trait I look for in every employee.
Initiative. ... Read More