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Stop wasting time and start managing it

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.

How to keep high-performing teams performing

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.

Teams usually fail from the top down

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.

Employee engagement begins at home

Any company that’s looking to improve employee engagement—and bottom-line results—must first understand that work-life balance is a myth. There’s no such thing. Instead, employees have choices, and those choices affect how they engage with their work and their personal lives.

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Tips for team leaders

We all know there is no “I” in team, but it can be equally difficult to find the “we” or the “us” too. I’ve found that successful team formation at every stage boils down to establishing a team identity.

How to avoid death by meetings

There are many boring strategies for running productive meetings, but can’t we come up with something more . . . engaging? Richard Branson and Pactrick Lencioni have some ideas.

Leadership lessons from the Tour de France

Leading an organization can be like competing in the Tour de France.

Growth at any cost isn’t worth it

Growth is not always synonymous with success.

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