Less Is More

Why You Should Make Simple Rules (& How to Do It!)

After 22 years as a professional (internal employee, external consultant, everything in between), I have a developed a theory: LESS IS MORE. So you can imagine my joy when I came across Goffee and Jones’s 6th key attribute in Why Should Anyone Work ...

angrycat

3 Characteristics to Ensure Your Team Has Teeth

Anyone with internet access and a company job in 2016 is aware of at least 2 of these 3 things: 40 is the new 30. Nerd is the new cool. Cross-functional teams are the new organization. Teams are nothing new. As Schumpeter points out in “Team Spiri ...

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7 Paradoxes Every Leader Must Master (part 2)

As discussed in part 1, modern leadership is full of paradoxes. To be an effective leader and people manager circa 2016 you have to be aware of the big ones. However, your biggies will look differently than mine. Nevertheless, if you lead with the Para ...

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7 Paradoxes Every Leader Must Master (part 1)

“The surf was your refuge, but it was also a hostile wilderness…” - William Finnegan Barbarian Days Like the surf, the modern leadership landscape is a paradox. According to INSEAD Emeritus Professor Paul Evans, it's a balancing act where leaders ha ...

Talent to Strength

How to Transform Natural Talent into Unique Strength

"People have several times more potential for growth when they invest energy in developing their strengths instead of correcting their deficiencies" (StrengthsFinder 2.0). "What's right with people?" - this the question Gallup scientists set out to ans ...

Emergent Coaching For Faster Results

How to Move from Imitation to Greatness

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton Say what you will about Mr. Colton's oft-used quote, but he was definitely on to something. When Bob Dylan was starting out on the Greenwich Village coffee house circuit in the e ...

Toxic Silo

How to Prevent Top Team from Toxic Silo Trap

How can a business contribute to its own demise? A team that begins as a highly motivated creative unit can quickly become an impenetrable tower, i.e. a silo. After all, no matter how productive it is, an insulated team can’t effectively collaborat ...