Team Effectiveness

An Olympic athlete, a best-selling author…and the rest of us

By Matt Norquist on August 18, 2015

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I’ve been lucky enough to know a handful of people who are the very best in the world at what they do. And they provide valuable insight on how to achieve peak performance in business and in life.

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5 questions every team leader MUST answer

By Charley Morrow on August 12, 2015

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Successful teams don’t happen by accident. In fact, we’ve found that the leaders of high-performance teams always ask (and can answer) these 5 important questions.

Posted in Blog, Leadership Development, Team Effectiveness

Phil Harkins interview: “One leader can have a profound effect on an organization” (video)

By Bill Springer on June 19, 2015

Linkage GILD co-chair Phil Harkins.

Phil Harkins has been studying the effects of leadership (both good and bad) on individuals, teams, and organizations for decades. And as Phil explains in this recent Trend Hunter interview, he founded Linkage on a very simple principle: one person–one leader–can have a profound effect on an organization.

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Small teams innovate while larger teams legislate

By Bill Springer on June 18, 2015

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Teams expert and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni has literally written the book on teams. So, when he noticed his own 10-person team was taking too long to make decisions and generate new ideas, guess who came up with the solution?

Posted in Blog, Innovation, Team Effectiveness

Leading in a very real crisis

By Bill Springer on June 17, 2015

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This recent post on www.hbr.org about being a business leader in a war-torn country provides unique perspective and valuable insight into how to lead in a real, life-threatening crisis that can also be applied in any sort of crisis.

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Execution takes courage, right?

By Mark Hannum on April 14, 2015

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Getting stuff done is always a hot topic. And while there are many reasons cited for execution “fails”—lack of alignment, poor planning, communication and culture problems, reward and recognition issues, and the globally used “talent deficit”—all of these issues can be traced back to a lack of strategic clarity.

Posted in Blog, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Team Effectiveness

Stop wasting time and start managing it

By Adam Rothberg on March 25, 2015

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All too often, working hours (and sometimes even non-working hours) are consumed by routine tasks. Finding time to develop your own leadership skills and keep your team motivated keeps getting pushed further and further down the list. The truth is―you DO have the time, if you’re smart about how you use it.

Posted in Blog, Team Effectiveness

How to keep high-performing teams performing

By Charley Morrow on February 25, 2015

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Even successful teams get off track. Many high-performing teams that work well day-to-day don’t do so well when the game changes or stress goes up.

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Teams usually fail from the top down

By Charley Morrow on February 19, 2015

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If athletes have the talent to succeed, and the team still falls short, something must be wrong with the people in charge. According to recent data from Linkage’s research on team effectiveness, a similar pattern may apply to most business teams.

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Leadership lessons from the Super Bowl

By Lonney Gregory on February 5, 2015

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When considering any opportunity, leaders and managers should apply the same diligence to assessing success (the opportunity) as they do in assessing failure (the risk) using specific tools and disciplines.

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