1. Forget the Pecking Order at Work

    Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. And yet, this isn’t what drives the most high-achieving teams. Business leader Margaret Heffernan observes that it is social cohesion — built every coffee bre…Read More

  2. The Happy Secret to Better Work

    We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. How can leaders leverage the "happiness advantage" on individual and organizational …Read More

  3. Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get

    You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways for anyon…Read More

  4. How to Get Your Ideas to Spread

    In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones. This classic reminds leaders (and marketers) the i…Read More

  5. The Power of Introverts

    In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. https://youtu…Read More

  6. Elements of Effective Inter-team Functioning: Task Satisfaction

    A large part of leadership is helping your team to work more efficiently and effectively together. Through leadership coaching from The Carman Group, you'll learn each aspect of becoming a better leader through enhancing the way your team operates. There are indicators that can help teams determine …Read More

  7. Elements of Effective Inter-team Functioning: Conflict Management

    Every successful team is led by a leader who understands that an effective team is a team that knows how to manage conflict. There are indicators that can help teams determine whether they are working well together. They are the critical elements of inter-team functioning. How teams handle each of t…Read More