Tag Archives: team

Inclusive Leadership = Successful Teamwork! (Thanks #LeadershipFreak!)

Feelers are like Rodney Dangerfield. They get no respect. Every team has Doers, Feelers, and Dreamers on it. Doers are driven to finish things. Dreamers are driven to start things. Feelers prioritize relationships over results. Feelers don’t finish enough things for Doers and they don’t start enough things for Dreamers. At first blush, they seem […] […]

Learning Leadership from Ravens

Ravens: They’re Wise Birds! According to Science Daily, they apparently don’t tolerate cheaters, but they cooperate with other ravens they can trust to be fair! If that’s not a leadership partnership lesson, I don’t know what is! “In the experiment two ravens had to simultaneously pull the two ends of one rope to slide a […]

Good Advice from Leadership Experience!

Good leaders are constantly striving for excellence. They start with themselves, then raise the bar for their team. It’s a journey that requires a combination of self awareness and growth. I had a chance to experience both of these things when I recently accepted a new position with my company. Eight months ago, I stepped […] […]

Three tips for improvising your way to success

Originally posted on The Hot Spots Blog:
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been learning the art of Improv. For those of you who have never experienced such joy, Improv is a form of completely unscripted theatre or comedy, where a group of fully-grown adults create a story, characters and some kind of plot…

Relationship tips for entrepreneurial leaders

An article in Entrepreneur Magazine argues that effective leaders always make relationships a priority.    “You tend to achieve your top priorities. So even though it may be hard to admit your need other people, you’ve got to make them a priority.” Their advice: BE REAL. BE A GIVER. BE APPRECIATIVE. Great leaders know this, […]

Does group size affect decision-making accuracy?

Originally posted on The Executive's & Entrepreneur's Magazine:
© Photographer: Arne9001 The trope that the likelihood of an accurate group decision increases with the abundance of brains involved might not hold up when a collective faces a variety of factors — as often happens in life and nature. Instead, Princeton University researchers report…

Holistic Leadership: Bridging Theory and Practice in Effective Team Relationships

Leadership Theory — can’t live with it, can’t live without it! Or at least that’s how it feels sometimes, when theory waxes theoretical, and practice waxes pragmatic, and the bridge between the two feels pretty rickety! I believe it’s worth the struggle to build an exploratory place for the two to connect — praxis, as […]