Q&A with David Burkus, author of Under New Management

David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His latest book, Under New Management, challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don’t work — and reveals what does. Read on for David’s insights [...]

Q&A with Dr. Liane Davey

Dr. Liane Davey is a psychologist, business strategist, author and speaker. The co-founder of 3COze, she works daily to take healthy teams to the next level of performance and to rehabilitate teams that have become unproductive and toxic. She does this by combining her expertise in strategy with her deep insight into group dynamics – [...]

HIGH-PERFORMING TEAMS PART II: GAINING BROAD PARTICIPATION

This is the second post in a three-part series based on a study about teams by Google. Researchers completed an intensive two-year study of more than 180 teams looking for the key characteristics of their high-performing teams. The New York Times article on the Google study is worth your time. Two elements stood out: 1. Psychological safety—people felt [...]

HIGH-PERFORMING TEAMS PART I: CREATING SPACE WHERE EVERYONE FEELS SAFE

A group of researchers at Google completed an intensive two-year study of more than 180 teams looking for the key characteristics of their high-performing teams. The New York Times article on the study is worth your time. Two elements stood out: 1. Psychological safety—people felt safe to talk. 2. Broad participation—all team members have equal opportunity [...]

Q&A with Len Friedman: Healthcare Leaders Are Relationship Managers

Len Friedman is Director of the Master of Health Services Administration program and a Professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership at George Washington University. He is an expert on the mechanisms of organizational change and strategic decision-making in health service organizations – and that’s exactly why I’m delighted to feature him in [...]

Four favorite ideas for being productive

Sometimes it’s the simple ideas that can most powerfully drive personal effectiveness. Here are four of my favorite ideas for being productive: Get started Bird-by-bird Three accomplishments each week One thing a day to maintain momentum Get started We all have places we are avoiding or where we are waiting. Leaving things undone for too [...]

On June 26th, Forgiveness Day, Forgive Yourself

Traditionally, forgiveness is thought of as something you apply to someone else—someone who has wronged you or hurt you in some way. But there is another, very empowering perspective—forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer has done some wonderful research on mindfulness. In one of her writings, she describes regrets [...]

Ask Paul: Engagement

Ask Paul: My question is regarding meetings that are for a larger group of people (15-20) and how to maintain engagement. Do you suggest different strategies than when you are working with a smaller group of people? I plan to buy your book, so if there is a particular chapter you’d recommend I review, that [...]

What mothers really want for Mother’s Day

When I was about 50 years old, I was listening to a radio program, and the person being interviewed said very clearly, “If you like yourself, you should call your mother and let her know that you like how you turned out. She did a good job of raising you.” So, I called Mom and [...]