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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 ...

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 ...

Dragon

How To Unlock Your Hidden Dragon Right Now

"Do I have permission to be creative?" This would be an irrelevant question to any artist or entrepreneur. After all, there's no need to get permission for something that comes naturally. But not everyone is Walt Disney or Steve Jobs. Wher ...