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Eight Behaviors for Smarter Teams This article by Roger Schwarz describes eight Mutual Learning behaviors and how team members can use them to increase their effectiveness.
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Articles about Mindset. Behavior. Results.®

These articles provide thoughtful, practical guidance for leaders and teams that want to be more effective.

What Stops Leaders from Showing Compassion

Here’s my latest post, which was published on the Harvard Business Review website.

Most good people want to act compassionately at work. And recent research suggests that compassion also creates positive outcomes in organizations: People who experience compassion feel …

Increase Your Team’s Curiosity

Here’s my latest post, which was published on the Harvard Business Review website.

Does your team have a difficult time making decisions that everyone supports? If so, you may be suffering from a lack of curiosity.

Try this: Next time …

Dealing with Team Members who are “Off-Track”

Remember the last time you were in a team meeting and someone said something that seemed completely off-track? What happened next? If your team is like most, someone said something like, “Dan, that’s not what we’re talking about now” or …

What Anonymous Feedback Will (and Won’t) Tell you

Leaders know that team accountability is essential for team effectiveness, but they unknowingly undermine it.  My blog today about anonymous surveys and team accountability was posted on the Harvard Business Review yesterday.  I encourage you to read it and post …

How Unilateral Control Undermines Team Results and Relationships

If your leadership team isn’t getting the results it needs, the cause may be your (and your team’s) mindset. Mindset is the set of core values and assumptions from which you operate. It is your way of seeing that shapes …

The “Sandwich Approach” Undermines Your Feedback

Once again I’d like to share with you my blog that was posted today on the Harvard Business Review website. Is the topic relevant to you? If so, I encourage you to add to the conversation by posting a comment …

Why There Needs To Be an “I” in Team

There is no “I” in team. That common sports slogan often adopted by the business world is clever, memorable — and misleading.

The idea behind the “no I in team” slogan is that teams must focus on what’s best for …

How Criticizing in Private Undermines Your Team

This week I’m sharing with you my blog that was posted today on the Harvard Business Review website. Is the topic relevant to you? If so, I encourage you to join the conversation by posting a comment at the end …

Are You Performing Heart Bypass Surgery on Your Team?

When surgeons perform heart bypass surgery, they know they’re treating symptoms and not getting at the root cause of the problem. The surgery reduces the pain from blocked arteries, but it doesn’t get to the heart of the problem (sorry, …

Don’t Bury the Lead

Here’s the lead: In challenging situations, you’re probably taking too long to get to your point — and it’s creating unnecessary anxiety for you and the people you’re talking to.…