Our thought leadership in blogs and podcasts

  • Humor can be a terrific tool for helping a team come together. It can also be seen as cruel, cutting or disrespectful. And as someone who spent 15 years as a professional stand-up comic, I think I know when and how humor is appropriate and when it's not.
  • It can be a real problem in meetings getting quality input from participants. How can you ensure that people contribute their wisdom when it's most needed? One way to do this is to have a questioning strategy.
  • Phrases like "It's life or death" or "failure is not an option" have become part of our daily vocabulary. But how would your team hold up if something really awful happened. More importantly, how would you stand up to the challenge?
  • Before implementing some new technology solution, it makes sense to ask its future users what objections they might have and get some buy-in. But that rarely happens - which explains why so many useful tools remain under-used.
  • If you ever need to be reminded of the fact we live in a multicultural world and function on a calendar other than the one your fathers and mothers used, just try arranging meetings in the merry, holiday-strewn month of May.
  • What separates great remote teams from those that are merely functional? Here are five differentiators that really mark out great remote teams.
  • Have you got 600 hours a year to waste? Yeah, me neither. Yet numbers show that's how much time is wasted in bad meetings, both face to face and virtual. But it doesn't have to be this way.
  • Not everyone is cut out to work in a remote team. So how can you find people who are prepared - and suitable - to work in a virtual environment? Here are some key things to ask prospective team members.