Teambuilding

Don’t Break Down Silos, Bend Them

Conventional wisdom tells us that the best way to deal with organizational silos is simply to break them. Whether it’s the inward focus of HR departments or the “tower vision” that blinds leaders to surrounding issues and events, silos must…

Four Ways to Create a Growth Mindset Team

In my experience leading and working with teams — whether they’re startups, groups of engineers, or global leadership — there are a few things that have really stood out to drive success. First, leaders and team members have to be willing to “stand up”…

7 Reasons Why Your Team Can’t Work as a Team

Everyone worships teams. But, the way most companies operate, is not helping. That’s why teamwork is sometimes an illusion. What happened to the US men’s basketball team in the 2004 Olympics took everyone by surprise. The “Dream Team” was humiliated by the…

We Should All Celebrate a Touchdown

At one time in the NFL, excessive touchdown celebrations on the field were frowned upon by the league and penalized as unsportsmanlike conduct. Nonetheless several players and teams routinely defied this practice, creating their own celebration rituals like the Ickey Shuffle,…

4 Diverse Work Styles and 3 Ways to Manage Them

Are you satisfied with the performance of your team? Are they producing the right results individually and collectively? Every day, I interact with senior executives struggling to tackle a variety of business challenges, dissatisfied with their own answers to these…

To Be a Real HR Pro, Stop Caring So Much

Today’s lesson in disruptive HR is: “How To Be A Crappy HR Pro.” Our leader is Brad Lutz. president of Acuity HR Solutions. His 5 minute instructional video was filmed before a live DisruptHR audience in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the…

Is Cultural Alignment Even Possible?

“Culture is everything people do.”  — Unknown There are over 58,000 results when you Google “cultural alignment.” I will save you the reading time and share the common thread: “cultural alignment” — “organizational alignment” — is an HR poster child. If your organization is not…