A Story: One Incident Does Not Make a Pattern

Tamara, a senior HR executive was concerned. She had just received a call from an SVP, Alim. Alim was an influential leader. He opened the call with, “the coaching isn’t working. Jennifer behaved badly in a meeting. There have been several complaints.”

Throwback Thursday: Workplace conflict can be a good thing

This week we’re reflecting back on an article we wrote about the conflict at work, and how to have healthy and fair debates over decisions that need to be made in a meeting setting. We advise readers how to set some ground rules for your team, and the importance of making sure everyone has airtime.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Women Supporting Each Other at Work

Don’t underestimate the power of women connecting and supporting each other at work. As my experiences from being a rookie accountant to a managing director at an investment bank have taught me, conversations between women have massive benefits for the individual and the organization.

The Best Bosses Are Humble Bosses

Organizations are making a push to hire and promote workers who lead effectively but don’t seek the spotlight.

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Stop Wasting Money on Team Building

Most corporate team building is a waste of time and money. I say this based on my 25+ years of research and practice in the field of team effectiveness. Seventeen of those years were with Mars Inc., a family-owned $35 billion global business with a commitment to collaboration.

Are Your High Expectations Hurting Your Team?

During a recent interview with a member of my client’s executive team, a leader said to me, “Nothing I do is ever good enough for [the CEO]. We’re all starting to ask ourselves why we bother trying.”

10 Things Great Leaders Say That Creates Engaged Teams

Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 10 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for

Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust?