Category Archive: Teams

3 Strategies that Minimize Hierarchy and Maximize Speed and Agility

Think of organizations as human bodies, not hierarchical pyramids. Bodies are agile. Pyramids house the dead. Organizational leaders try to increase speed and agility by removing layers from pyramids. But removing layers –… Continue reading

3 Must-Haves for Every Great Team Member

Success is always about people. The stronger your team, the higher your reach. #1. Only hire curious people. Dolts and divots don’t ask questions. It doesn’t matter how smart they appear to be.… Continue reading

How to Face 2017 Like a Leader

You cannot lead while jousting with the past. The direction of your leadership begins with the direction of your thoughts. Remarkable leadership is forward-facing and future-focused.  Many of the conversations I have about… Continue reading

A Plan Without Energy is a Car Without Gas

I coach a leader who is preoccupied and impatient. He walks past people without noticing them. He’s testy when interactions hint at taking longer than absolutely necessary. He’s working to better connect with… Continue reading

How Teams Win and Individuals Lose

Olympic Cyclist Mara Abbott suffered a heartbreaking loss in Rio last Sunday. With only seconds to go in the race, Abbott fell from Gold to nothing. Like a champion, she was dignified in… Continue reading

2 Proven Behaviors That Make Dumb Teams Smart

Team intelligence, under the right conditions, exceeds the intelligence of individual team members. Many teams are dumber than their individual members. Corporate teams may be the dumbest of all. 5 questions to determine… Continue reading