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

Misguided Questions Kill Businesses

This giveaway is closed!  Click here for a giveaway that’s open until 4/15/17: bit.ly/2nDGMFd 20 free copies of Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers. Leave a comment on this guest post by… Continue reading

How Doers Learn to Speak Dreamese

Dreamers drive doers crazy. “Why don’t you talk less and do more?” Fear of being saddled with futile work causes doers to resist spontaneous dreamers.    Constant disagreement leads to disdain. Words like ‘never’… Continue reading

How Dreamers Drive Doers to Distraction and Beyond

Organizations need more doers than dreamers. A team of dreamers will start a thousand things and finish none. (Yes, that’s an exaggeration. Everything in this post is a bit exaggerated.)   Dreamers start… Continue reading

One Secret to Innovation, Collaboration, and Engagement

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion … .” Albert Einstein 3 advantages of compassion*: Innovation. Compassion enables learning by fostering psychological safety. Collaboration. Compassion increases people’s… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: High Performers Lumped in with Low Performers

Hi Dan, I’m trying to make the argument that it is bad to admonish a team for performance issues exhibited by a subset of the team.  This was a recent situation at my… Continue reading