Category Archive: Teams

One Bad Apple Lowers Team Performance Up to 40%

“[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to 40 percent compared to teams that have no bad apples.” (Bob Sutton in Good… Continue reading

You Serve Others – Who Serves You?

It seems like you serve others while others serve themselves. You stay late; others go home on time. You adapt; others make demands. You work to resolve conflict; others clash over trivialities. You… Continue reading

One Leader’s Surprising Experience with One-on-Ones

One of my coaching clients is developing his skill at holding one-on-ones with his management team. He’s learning you don’t have to choose between strong relationships and great results.  Strong relationships fuel great… Continue reading

How Doers Derail Teams and Halt Progress

Whatever you do, don’t add a doer to a project that’s 25% done.* You might think they’d get the ball rolling. Instead they send teams into tailspins. Doers drain energy and derail progress, when… Continue reading

5 Ways to Hack the Power Triangle

The difference between average success and remarkable achievement is your ability to hack the power triangle. Each point of the triangle represents a uniquely qualified person you need in your life.   3 power… Continue reading

10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized Teams

Layoffs, complaints, stress, cutbacks, unrealistic expectations, shortfalls, and more, demoralize teams.   10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized teams: #1. Complain a little and move on. “We’ve talked about this the last three times… Continue reading