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March 1, 2023 by
The intriguing psychology behind disagreeing productively and how collaboration with thoughtful discussion are key to resolving professional conflicts.
December 6, 2021 by
It has been a red-hot question in the marketplace for quite a while now. How can employers win the ongoing war for talent? Unfortunately, there is no perfect answer. But there are strategies organizations can incorporate to fill positions and keep people working for them. Spoiler alert: Change is involved. It takes more energy but hiring today needs to look different than in the past.
November 18, 2021 by
At the pinnacle of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team pyramid is level 5: inattention to results. To get to the top of the dysfunctions pyramid, an organization must: Suffer from an absence of trust, Operate in an environment that is afraid of conflict, Be unwilling to commit to common goals and Refuse to be held accountable for their actions and lack of achievement
November 15, 2021 by
We are all (painfully) aware of the difficulties of trying to attract and retain top talent these days. Signing bonuses, unlimited PTO, and flexible schedules are different ways employers are wooing talent to come aboard. But have you considered tapping into unutilized job skills of your existing employees?
October 11, 2021 by
The ability to set and meet goals is often used as a way to measure success for companies and individual employees. In an ideal world, goals are set and then achieved – on time and within budget. Unfortunately, in the real world, dysfunctional teams often avoid being held accountable for their goals. A lack of accountability creates resentment among team members, encourages mediocrity, and places a burden on leaders who must discipline employees who miss deadlines and deliver subpar work.
June 2, 2021 by
After the Offer: How to Negotiate Your Compensation Package - Salary negotiation is an art. And, just like painting a masterpiece, there are proven techniques you can use to get the results you want. Executive Agenda Group Chairs Bob Puissant and Debbie Rudan are back to offer their tips for successful negotiating. You can read their advice in this blog post now.
May 17, 2021 by
When a business team misses deadlines, fears failure, and seems to suffer from a lack of direction, it might be due to Patrick Lencioni’s third dysfunction of a team, Lack of Commitment.
May 7, 2021 by
Debbie Rudan and Bob Puissant, two of Executive Agenda’s Executive Mentors, again joined to explain the best way to prepare for an interview, questions you should be prepared to answer and how to make a great impression. You can read their advice in this blog post today.
May 4, 2021 by
By definition, a team is a “group of people who come together to achieve a common goal.” The idea of coming together inspires thoughts of people working side by side, smiling and laughing, engaged in harmonious work. At first glance, it might seem that conflict has no place in a successful team environment, but that’s simply not true.
April 27, 2021 by
In his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni examines why effective teams are so rare and provides specific recommendations for eliminating barriers that lead to dysfunctional teams. Lencioni's work outlines the causes of team dysfunctionality and what can be done to overcome each one.