What are the ingredients of a high-performing team?

Talent Technologies

High-performing teams really are the result of individual differences, not similarities. Personality Conflicts are often an effect of not knowing our talents, and ways of problem-solving and working (which is why a tool such as the Highlands Ability Battery is so valuable).

What are the ingredients of a high-performing team?

Talent Technologies

High-performing teams really are the result of individual differences, not similarities. Personality Conflicts are often an effect of not knowing our talents, and ways of problem-solving and working (which is why a tool such as the Highlands Ability Battery is so valuable).

Three Immediate Strategies to Increase Your Influence at Work

Career Advancement

How can I leverage my visibility to become more of a key player in my organization? Coach Joel answers: Lorenzo, congrats on strengthening others’ perception of you and achieving greater visibility. Give honest feedback, instead of sugarcoating things so that others will like you.

Domain Knowledge

Lead Change Blog

As a leader runs an organization, it is important to hire people who have the domain knowledge of the business that they are in. They know the ins and outs of the business, and can help your organization traverse the landscape and develop new products or services that can help you increase your market share. Like a typical lifecycle, when an SME leaves the firm, the organization suffers some form of loss of knowledge.

Leader Know Thyself

Coaching Tip

It should be noted that there are two types of knowledge: the factual information that can be acquired by formal education and real-world practices, and knowledge of one''s own "inner" world. It is the second category that uniquely establishes the standard of real leadership. Coming to "know thyself" in a modern sense of the phrase is an immensely difficult task. Soupios: The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders.

Why Group Brainstorming Is a Waste of Time

Harvard Business Review

At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergy between team members, which allows the group to produce something greater than the sum of its parts.

How to Build Trust with Colleagues You Rarely See

Harvard Business Review

When you exchange pleasantries with a co-worker in the elevator, the two of you are building trust. Face-to-face meetings, office parties, and opportunities to socialize together after working hours can all contribute to the feeling that your fellow employees will be reliable in what they say and do and that they will act for the good of the team and the organization. Both types of trust have their limits, however. Direct Knowledge. Reflected Knowledge.

How to Gain Credibility When You Have Little Experience

Harvard Business Review

There’s a meme on the internet, which speaks truth about a dilemma for young people entering the hypercompetitive workforce of 2017. The photo is of two seasoned, older interviewers glaring critically across the table at a young interview candidate with the following words: “We’re looking for someone age 22-26… with 30 years of experience.” It puts a new spin on the idea of “hitting the ground running.”

Global Team Leaders Must Deliberately Create "Moments"

Harvard Business Review

Global teams face the challenge of having to operate with limited face-to-face contact and across vast distances, time zones, language backgrounds, and contexts, as well as cultural differences. In my work centered on coordination of work across national boundaries — including the implementation of a standard language — I have learned that the most powerful way to overcome these differences is for global managers to create "moments," sometimes difficult moments.

Olympic Host Cities Need Transparency, Not Knowledge Transfer

Harvard Business Review

There was an abundance of smiling volunteers wishing everyone a good morning, clear signage—bright pink—showing the way, barriers made less intimidating by the lively logo on them. The only question on my mind, since it is a focus of my academic research, is: how much will Rio benefit from this? Certainly, knowledge transfer has been a priority of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). All of this is done in response to a clear knowledge deficit.