Tag: teams

Leveraging Values to Keep Individuals and Teams Engaged

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The world of work, and our individual and collective place in it, has been continually shifting over the past hundred years. But with the current unprecedented global disruption, these shifts have become dramatic and jarring, seemingly redefining weekly what it means to work. Employee motivation has been thrust into the spotlight, and for good reason…. Read more »

Crisis Mode: Assembling the Ideal Team for a Task Force

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From 2008 to 2011, I worked as the leader of the human resources team at a Fortune 50 company. During that time, I had a challenging experience at one of the company’s manufacturing plants, which employed 1,200 people. Immersed in a list of negative key performance indicators, my challenge was to recover governance while facing… Read more »

Using Hogan Assessments to Explore Team Culture and Unconscious Bias

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*This is a guest post authored by David Biggs, PhD, of Advanced People Strategies. I have always been fascinated with teams and their impact on organizations. My most recent work in this area has been using the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Hogan Development Survey (HDS), and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI) from Hogan Assessments. HPI – Measures… Read more »

Ignition: A Guide to Building High-Performing Teams

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Despite the fact that teams vary widely in terms of their goals and composition, there is one right way to build a team, and many wrong ways, according to a new book by Gordon J. Curphy, Dianne L. Nilsen and Robert Hogan. The success of any team depends on having the right foundation in place…. Read more »

What’s Holding the Team Back from High Performance?

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*This is a guest blog post authored by Melvyn Payne, Commercial Director at Advanced People Strategies. I am privileged to work on a regular basis with leadership teams from a wide variety of backgrounds – both public and private sector. The big question that is usually being considered is “how do we become a high… Read more »

Engagement — Who Is Responsible?

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*This is a guest post authored by Rob Field, Learning and Development Director at Advanced People Strategies. Every business I know is working to measure engagement. After all, the difference between good and great lies in discretionary effort. Drive higher engagement and get better results. What could be simpler? How to make it happen and… Read more »

WEBINAR—Team Effectiveness: Moving Target or Continuous Journey?

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The demanding nature of today’s globalized markets has forced organizations to be ever reliant on teams for breakthrough solutions that keep them ahead of the competition. While effective teamwork is still necessary for success, today’s teams face far bigger obstacles than teams of the past. Stumbling blocks of late include the modern team’s makeup, which… Read more »

Launching New Teams and Improving Team Performance

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*This post was authored by Dr. Gordon Curphy, Managing Partner of Curphy Leadership Solutions. Teams are fundamental structures for getting work done, and tens to thousands of teams can be found in organizations. Despite the prevalence of teams, research shows that only 10-20 percent are high-performing, which means most have room for improvement. There are four… Read more »

Successful Teams: The New Blueprint

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Building the perfect team isn’t about assembling an all-star squad of archetypes. It’s about find- ing contributors who are generous and respectful, but confident and charismatic, too— and picking the right leader who can pull them all together.   IF CLASSIC CARTOONS like Scooby Doo, Captain Planet, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have taught us… Read more »

The Neuropsychology of Teamwork

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“Why can’t they just act like adults!” “It’s like herding cats!” Although teams are our default organizational unit, team leaders often struggle to get individuals to cooperate and coordinate. Partly, that’s down to the fact that each individual has their own agenda for getting ahead, which they balance with getting along with everyone else. Getting… Read more »