Smart Teams

Posted By on Jan 1, 2015 in Communication,Leadership,Read,Teams
This New York Times article highlights “Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others.” Three key ingredients to high-peforming teams: 1) equal participation of team members 2) good emotion-reading skills among members 3) having more women on the team Read the article...
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Avoiding “Terminal Niceness”

Posted By on Jun 6, 2013 in Communication,Leadership,Read
While facilitating a day-long leadership training this week, we came to a case where the group might be suffering from the kind of “terminal niceness” discussed in this Forbes article. It’s a reminder that honesty really is the best policy....
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The Surprising Science of Happiness

Posted By on May 5, 2013 in Watch,Wellness
A TED Talk by Dan Gilbert discussing the power of our brains to “synthesize happiness”. “Our longings and our worries are both overblown because we have the capacity to manufacture the very commodity we are chasing when we choose experience.” It is within our power to make our own happiness....
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Is Your Leadership Model Broken?

Posted By on Apr 4, 2013 in Favorites,Leadership,Read
Forbes article pointing to one of the biggest leadership mistakes — over-weighing technical competence while failing to recognize that “It’s the cumulative power of a person’s soft skills . . . that creates real value.”...
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Office Stress: His vs. Hers

Posted By on Apr 4, 2013 in Read,Wellness
WSJ article including survey data showing why women feel more stressed in the workplace than men....
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How to Communicate Boundaries

Posted By on Apr 4, 2013 in Communication,Read
A WSJ article entitled, “The Delicate Art of Pushing Back.” The bottom line: 1) Assume positive intent. If you need to set boundaries for yourself, assume the other personal isn’t invading those boundaries maliciously. 2) Empathize. 3) Name what you DO want, not what you DON’T...
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Workplace Wellness on the Radio

Posted By on Apr 4, 2013 in Listen,Wellness
Carrots and Sticks: Workplace Wellness on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi....
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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Posted By on Apr 4, 2013 in Read,Wellness
A WSJ review of Marc Schoen’s “Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You”....
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Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Posted By on Mar 3, 2013 in Communication,Watch
From Amy Cuddy on TED Talks...
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Mindful Leadership

Posted By on Mar 3, 2013 in Leadership,Mindfulness,Read
When East Meets West Harvard Business School professor William George is fusing Western understanding about leadership with Eastern wisdom about the mind to develop leaders who are self-aware and self-compassionate....
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