Unfreeze Congruence for Better Team Performance

Unfreeze congruence for better team performance. It seems odd, yet congruence erodes team performance over time. Time to be incongruent!

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5 People Every Writer Needs

Writing can be an isolating task. Writers are typically on our own when we research, write, edit, hate what we’ve written and rewrite it, re-edit, and submit for publication. It gets lonely. But like any other worthwhile endeavor, writing improves exponentially with a bit of collaboration. Having just finished my first book*, I’m intimately familiar…

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Making Workplace Incentives Work

Guest Post by Scott Huntington Much has been said on the pros and cons of workplace incentives. Does an incentive program actually create productive behavior, or is it just a short-term solution to meeting the quota? With the right approach, an incentive program may be just what your company needs to achieve its objectives. Take the…

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Make Values as Important as Performance

Guest Post by S. Chris Edmonds How do you gauge your team’s effectiveness? If you’re like most leaders, you monitor performance metrics closely. You have dashboards that show sales per week (or month or quarter), market share, packages shipped, services delivered, and the like. You also have others in your organization that pay close attention to…

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Getting Teams Unstuck

Guest Post by Sean Glaze When I was in college, I went riding with a friend of mine in his truck down a few back roads. It had just rained, and we thought it would be fun to explore a bit. The problem was that we soon found ourselves in the middle of nowhere and stuck…

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The Many I’s in Teams – A Pledge

You have heard it often; there is no “I” in team. What a load of crap! Taking the “I” out of team is like taking the “M” out and then saying teams just don’t exist anymore. Go drink some tea instead! Teams consist of individuals. In a team, each individual will have their agenda –…

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