Autonomy Is the Best Way to Reward Your Team
Autonomy is the biggest reward people wish for. They want to have options – to feel that they manage their own actions. Autonomy is not total independence, but the best way to promote accountability.
This Is What Happens When You Stop Asking for Permission
To get what you want requieres breaking the rules sometines. But there’s a method to how to break the rules with a purpose.
Feedback Should Be a Gift for Your Team, Not Torture
Feedback should be a gift for your team. It should surprise them but for the right reasons. Feedback should be a welcomed gift that helps people grow. How to avoid turning it into torture.
The Incompetent Heart: Why People Love to Hate You
Why do people hate me with no reason? Many people wonder why haters exist. Some people see others as enemies, not human beings.
Self-Selected Teams: How to Make Your People More Productive and Happy
A team that plays together stays together. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” — Michael Jordan Hiring the right talent is not enough to build a high-performing team. Team dynamics affect overall performance — like undercurrents, they carry a…
Freedom Is Not About Speaking up but Choosing When to Be Silent
Freedom is more than a right you can exercise–our freedom ends where someone else’s starts. Silence can set you free.
The Problem with Job Titles (And How to Fix It)
Promote a culture of abundance, not scarcity Titles encourage competition to make it to the top rather than doing great work. “It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.” — Niccolo Machiavelli A title…
Safe to Try: The Best Decisions Are Never Perfect
How to get teams unstuck by using safe to try decisions Making decisions is like freedom. Everybody wants it, but they don’t know what to do once they get it. In most organizations, making decisions equals…