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Team Building

2015-10-13

Team foundations and energy

By Jeff Davidson

Whether handpicked, assigned, or some combination of the two, team members need to get to know one another. First-time team leaders can be overly eager to tackle the tasks at hand...

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2015-10-02

Small business & HR: how to hire the right person the first time

By Drake Editorial Team

In the increasingly complex world of human resources, small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) face employee challenges similar to those of larger organizations...

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2015-10-02

Six common mistakes in leading high performers

By Drake Editorial Team

High performers are those people we often describe as driven. In their mind, a job is a problem to be solved, and they have the ability to solve it... 

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2015-09-08

When welcoming a new member to your existing team

By Bruce Tulgan

One new team member can really shift the dynamic of a team. The prospect of a new person (let’s call her “Newby”) joining the team will set off a cascade of powerful reactions. Less so perhaps than the prospect of a new manager...

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2015-07-13 10:58:14

The top ten hardest things about managing people

By Bruce Tulgan

Between 2003 and 2013, we asked 37,419 managers (from 891 different organizations), “What is the hardest thing for you about managing people?” We collected narrative verbatim responses to this open-ended question...

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2015-07-13

Marshaling group resources

By Jeff Davidson

In retaining the same staff members over and over again for change campaigns, even when they have proven to be highly effective in working together, you risk applying staid approaches to varying challenges...

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