Teams

321…Watch You Back!

Why 1/3 of Your Team May Be Out to Get You! My experience leading teams has been (select one): An uplifting, collaborative exploration of what’s possible?   A soul-crushing, lonely exercise in futility? Unfortunately, your chances of selecting either of these answers is about 50/50. A friend of mine has recently taken the reins of …

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Instantly Sexier, Smarter & Richer:

The math of having it all… —————————- Recipe for Organizational Wealth Ingredients: Carefully mix the following: A 23,000 line spreadsheet documenting the savings earned from instituting a ban on business travel, eliminating pay raises and implementing a hiring freeze An unnecessarily long, unnecessarily complex strategic plan A PowerPoint deck with enough slides to ensure the owner …

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Abusive Leadership?

Abuse me? What? Why did I cough up $125.00 for The Bass Handbook of Leadership? My graduate professors insisted the book was the last word… now I have a 10-pound, 1,500-page book that may be incomplete. People talk about leadership every day. They throw the word out there and accept it from others as if …

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Want a to create a great team or marriage? …Then bring on the PAIN!

Have you ever wondered why you choose the friends you choose, like the people you like, marry the people you marry? Instinctively, we’d probably answer by thinking about all the good things we see in those we hold closest – personality, values, interests but what about the bad stuff? Can negative feelings or experiences bond …

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Are you a Giver or a Taker?

Studies have shown that personality plays an important part in exchanging knowledge. Adam Grant at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, created a personality measure to determine people’s natural tendency toward interpersonal knowledge exchange. He found that most people can be classified into one of three groups: givers, matchers and takers:Givers: not only …

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Entitlement and Sexism

1. Research from Case Western Reserve University suggests a linkage between entitled attitudes—how much individuals think they deserve “special treatment”—and sexism 2. Entitled men are more likely to endorse hostile views of women 3. More surprisingly, entitled women are more likely to endorse views of women as frail and needing extra care Source: Joshua B. …

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