When I look at all the advice I’ve given about productive conflict, I realize that some of it applies perfectly to conversations about racism and some of it doesn’t. I’m revisiting my rules and revising them for how to fight the good fight when it comes to conversations about systemic racism.
What’s different about managing during a pandemic? It’s how much time and energy leaders need to invest in addressing the fear and emotions of their people. Here are a few reminders about how to keep emotions from hijacking your team.
It’s World Cup time again. This global football-fest is always a great source of teamwork stories, including that moment in 2010 when I got called as an “expert” to comment when France’s players refused to practice in protest of one of the star players being expelled. Well, Russia 2018 is providing its fair share of […]
I read an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal this week entitled “How Jeffrey Immelt’s ‘Success Theater’ Masked the Rot at GE.” In it, authors Thomas Gryta, Joann Lublin, and David Benoit describe how the Immelt and his top leaders, “projected an optimism about GE’s business and its future that didn’t always match the […]
Too many talented people on your team could actually hamper performance rather than improve it. This is the finding of new research due out in the journal Psychological Science. The findings come from studies of professional sports teams in the World Cup (football/soccer), NBA (basketball), and Major League Baseball. But they apply to your team […]
In the past few days, the news has been filled again with threats of government shutdown and doomsday scenarios associated with the U.S. reaching the debt ceiling. As many have reported, this is just the latest in a string of self-imposed crises. The pattern is simple: As the government gets perilously close to the bottom […]
I get to work with some really amazing teams, but this spring, serendipity handed me a seat on a flight beside the members of the Canadian Olympic synchronized swimming team. They take teamwork to a whole different level. I asked them what the members of the Change Your Team community should know about being a […]