Visibility of your work
I spy with my little eye… nothing, because I can’t see what you see
Even when you work hard and deliver awesome quality, it's of no use when no one can see the fruit of your labor. Read on why it's important to keep your work visible, not just to your boss, but also your teammates.
Behind every great team are great leaders
How to develop leaders and elevate the whole team
Leaders aren't appointed, they are cultivated. Read about how to encourage leadership qualities among your team members, and how to build an environment where great leaders can emerge.
Build things right or build the right things?
Why personal growth makes better teams
Strong teams support the growth of their members. Read on how to avoid being a code monkey and what to do to become a strong developer.
Heads or Tails?
Team decisions made easy
Deciding on something in a group can be a complicated process. Read about different methods for group decision making, and why it's important to pick one.
A measure of a team's success
Diversity is a measure of the variety of what something is made up of. Diversity isn’t normally a measure of outcome. But more and more, studies are telling us just that, the diversity of a team can predict its success.
Should I trust you? Does it matter?
Trust can feel like something nebulous, but it’s ingrained into our very nature. Read on why and how to build trust within your team.
Your performance will be challenged
Is doing your job really getting it done?
Performance evaluations are a special kind of feedback. Read on how to deal with being under the evaluation, and how to use the process to your advantage.
Are you giving people what they want or what they need?
Performance evaluations are necessary to keep your team productive. To be effective, you need to tell people what they need to hear, not what they want to hear. Read on how to do it without everyone hating the process (or each other).
Giving helpful feedback
3 things you need to know about the feedback you are doling out
Feedback is a two-way street. Knowing how and why to give feedback is beneficial to the giver and the whole team. Read on how to make the most of it.
Receiving productive feedback
7 ways to get the very best feedback you can
Feedback is a good thing. Read why you should stop thinking of feedback as criticism, but instead see it as an opportunity to grow and learn.
No one is an island
Teams and how to build a great one
A team isn’t just a bunch of people working on the same thing. Read about how to turn a group of people into a well performing team.
Why feedback is important even when you have nothing nice to say
Feedback means reacting to the actions or behaviors of someone. Read why effective feedback, both positive and negative, is a gift that we should all want, daily and from everyone.
Carrots and sticks are so last millennium
How to encourage motivation to increase productivity
Motivating people isn’t always easy. Read about the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and why the modern equivalents of carrots and sticks aren't a good way to keep your team productive.