Category Archive: Teams

Rise Above Lousy Teamwork: 7 Competencies of Teams that Work

Lousy teamwork wastes time and squanders resources. We’ve all been frustrated with teams that underperformed. But what are the key factors for teams that work? Scott Tanenbaum and Eduardo Salas distill the answer… Continue reading

How to Take Your Team to the Next Level in 30 Days

Successful teams do the work AND they work on the WAY they do the work. Go further faster by working on the WAY you work. The Magic Wand: If you waved a magic… Continue reading

The Power of Dumb – I Shot Myself in the Head

I’ve done things that make Tweedledee and Tweedledum look like Einstein and Edison. Like the day I shot myself in the head. It all happened while teaching our boys to safely shoot a… Continue reading

5 Things Spark Plugs Do to Inspire High Performing Teams

Some teams soar. Other teams splash around just above the surface. Giving CPR to low performing teams feels more important than encouraging high performing teams, but it isn’t. Spend more time fueling high… Continue reading

10 Ways to Spot Dead-weight Before it’s too Late

Teams thrive and rise when you ditch dead-weight. “[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… Continue reading

How to Build Teams that Trust Each Other

I asked top leaders to respond to three questions: What three words describe a great team? What three problems hinder great teamwork? What three things do great teams habitually do? They wrote about… Continue reading