Team leaders, heed this warning: good upfront communication is critically important to successfully integrating a new employee into your team.
When you wrap up a major project, which of the following is most frequently your next step? A. Immediately turning your attention to other pressing items on your to-do list B.
Can a single spreadsheet mistake in one cell add up to millions of dollars, a fired CEO, and other calamities? Sadly, yes.
Your company has decided to merge departments, each with multiple teams and different processes, competing products, or dissimilar cultures.
Human beings have a variety of personality types and different work styles, which makes it impossible to get along with all of our team members all of the time.
In every talk I give at a corporation or conference on intergenerational communication, someone raises their hand and says that people of different generations don’t vary in their styles and that it’s all in my head. If you’re tempted to …
The scene from the recess playground is burned in my brain. The captains are choosing teams for dodgeball, and my friends and I are standing in a line, nervously shifting from one foot to the other. No one wants to …
It happens in every organization. Two leaders of two different teams just can’t get along. It’s wreaking havoc among the other teams. Things are just a mess. As the program manager, you’ve been asked to fix the situation.
Everyone – even the most accomplished leaders – has strengths and areas for improvement. When I talked to organizational consultant Ed Poole about professionals who rise quickly, he warned me of the danger of being “unconsciously incompetent,” meaning you don’t …
No is a tricky word, because you always want to be perceived as a can-do individual. In general, you should try to preempt situations in which you will have to decline an assignment.