Inconvenient Truths About Teams

Inconvenient truths about teams

Good teams take time, 6 to 8 people is optimal, they need to work closely together, and the leader needs to be focused

Playbook to Survive a Downturn

Playbook to Survive a Downturn

Playbook for how to Survive a Downturn – excerpts from an article by Pete Flint

KPI Best Practices from Amazon

KPI Best Practices from Amazon

Summary of a chapter from the book “Working Backwards”, about how Amazon uses metrics – key performance indicators (KPIs)

The Triple Peak Workday

Triple Peak Workday

A Microsoft study shows the average workday has expanded by 1 hour, and 30% of people resume work after dinner

Asynchronous Daily Huddles

asynchronous daily huddle

How to run an asynchronous daily huddle with geographically dispersed teams to coordinate work and coach people more effectively

Do I Need to Attend That Meeting?

Do I need to attend meeting

Managers get invited to a lot of meetings, but not every meeting is important. Use these rules to figure out which meetings to attend

Why Do Strategy Anyway?

Why Do Strategy Anyway

Why do strategy anyway? The case for and against strategic planning.

Leadership Productivity – The Magic 2 Hours

Leadership productivity

My number 1 leadership productivity lesson: Carve out and fiercely protect 2 hours of uninterrupted time every day to do “The One Thing”

The MAYA Formula

MAYA is an acronym for “Most Advanced Yet Acceptable”. To sell something surprising, make it familiar. To sell something familiar, make it surprising.

The Trust Equation

Use the “Trust Equation” to determine, diagnose, and repair trust in your organization

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