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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.

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.…

Appreciating Richard Hackman: A Pioneer in the Field of Teams

Need to know what’s necessary to create a real team? How to design teamwork so members are motivated by it? The right number of people to have on your team? If you do, thank Richard Hackman for the answers.…

What Authors and Amazon Owe Readers: Transparency, Accountability, and Informed Choice

A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported on its front page that Amazon.com had deleted thousands of misleading book reviews on its website. Amazon found that many book reviews had been written by authors’ friends and colleagues, who, …

Opening Gifts

People on your team regularly offer you intangible gifts – not just at holidays, but all year. The gifts aren’t iPods, gift cards, or chocolates. And they’re not wrapped up in lovely boxes with beautiful bows.…

Giving Up the “One Leader in a Room” Mindset

Do you head up a leadership team in which you feel like you’re doing most of the heavy lifting? If so, you may be suffering from the “one leader in a room” mindset.…