The Challenges of Working on a Team

I have found that second to managing people working on a team can be one of the most difficult parts of a job. We tend to be drawn to people who have similar work styles as we do and find working with people with different work styles very challenging. I have found...

Building Effective Teams

I recently read an article on building effective teams and it made me think about what advice I would give a client seeking to build an effective team. So here is my top 5: Define the purpose of the team. This is step one with anything you start. You need to ask...

The Unbalanced Team

I discovered a interesting and detrimental hiring phenomenon occurring in an organization with which I once worked. IAS  ran a TeamScan assessment to clarify the strengths and weakness of this particular organizational team and what we  found was that all the members...

How to Avoid Micro-managing

As managers, we have all felt the need to micromanage our employees. Most of the time it is because either we, or our superiors, fear dire consequences if we don’t keep a close eye on everything. From my experience, however, I have found that if left unchecked, the...

Help Your Boss Be a Better Manager!

Many times clients work are very quick to point the finger at their boss as the reason for all the problems in their work dynamic. However, much of the time employees are not doing their share of the work to better the dynamic. For example, many people are not...