Developing Great Teams With Small Investments

Recently I was at a meeting where they brought in various teams from around our Company to showcase the work that they were performing. Unexpectedly, I recognized someone who I hadn’t worked with or seen in 13 years running one of the booths. We immediately hugged hello and fell back into an old level of… Continue reading Developing Great Teams With Small Investments

The Power Of The First Project

During a social network analysis class (not the Facebook type of social network), we were breaking down how work actually gets done in organizations when the instructor said, “People in new positions fail because they don’t have the network needed to do their new job” The quote meant a lot for me because I had… Continue reading The Power Of The First Project

The Power of Small Comments

People often ask me how I was able to make the first switch within my Company from one group to another.  I had been in the IT group for about eight years at that point and then switched over into our Consumer Products Marketing group. Up until that time, going from IT to the Marketing… Continue reading The Power of Small Comments

Online Learning Team Building Platform

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I’ve been thinking about how to strengthen online teams… Many online courses require participants to form teams to complete some of the work. There are two ways to go about this: Create a team of people you already know Join a diverse team of strangers supplied by the platform If you’re with your friends and… Continue reading Online Learning Team Building Platform

The Question Recorder

You can tell a lot about a group from the questions they ask each other and/or ask others outside the group. Think of the power of uncovering insights based on the ability to document every question ever asked by or to a group/brand/person/etc and tracking all the context and meta data attached to it.  Being… Continue reading The Question Recorder

Realizing vs. Recognizing The People You Work With

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Do you take the time to realize who you’re working or interacting with? In the business and Corporate culture there is lots of talk about taking the time to recognize and reward the people you work with and/or your employees. However, there’s hardly any talk about taking the time to realize who you’re working with.… Continue reading Realizing vs. Recognizing The People You Work With

Dealing With Random Senior Leader Requests

Have you ever received a request or task from someone higher up the leadership chain that, at first glance, seems to make absolutely no sense to you? Have no fear, everyone above you is much smarter than you and you should just shut up and get it done. OK, hopefully you’re reading on to know… Continue reading Dealing With Random Senior Leader Requests