Category Archive: Teams

4 Steps to Dealing with a Bad Egg on the Team

If bad is 5X stronger than good, eliminating bad does a lot of good. “[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to… Continue reading

A Team Activity that Takes Managers to the Next Level

Lousy mangers are like a rash that keeps coming back. Harter and Clifton report that spending time with their manager is the worst part of the day for employees. (Wellbeing at Work) Great… Continue reading

How to Multiply the Impact of your Talent and Strength

Sometimes you feel people are the problem. Not everyone enriches the team. Some require inordinate attention. Others never get to the point of positive contribution. You begin to feel that people are more… Continue reading

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