Team leaders, heed this warning: good upfront communication is critically important to successfully integrating a new employee into your team.
Your company has decided to merge departments, each with multiple teams and different processes, competing products, or dissimilar cultures.
Your ability to map and solve complicated, multi-faceted problems is why they pay you the Big Bucks. But you needn’t lie awake at night chewing on the grisly issues.
Recently, The Fast Track blog released our “Top 14 Project Managers to Follow on Twitter” list.
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.
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 …
According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, loyalty is usually seen as a virtue, albeit a problematic one. It is constituted centrally by perseverance in an association to which a person has become intrinsically committed.
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.
Remember the days when companies would spend thousands of dollars (hundreds of thousands?) on lavish celebrations and parties to reward their team for the tiniest effort? Those days have been gone for a while — along with a lot of …