Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.
Like so many other parts of being a parent, I can't predict it, or control it, or foretell it. But no matter what, I want my kids to see countless paths to their own moments of glory. Amit does too.
But first, they need to learn how to throw the damn ball.
While bad enough when faced by an individual, these temptations accelerate when they're in a team. They're contagious. They gain a momentum all their own. Left unaddressed, they can quickly destroy months and years of hard work in building your team's momentum.
The good ole days of unquestioned leadership, enforced hierarchy and kingship are ending. Millennials are different. Leaders today face a gaping generational chasm which translates into a tough challenge - and a unique opportunity to become a better leader.
By honestly assessing talent and integrating Team Equity, our client began to change its culture for better outcomes. Specific strengths were identified and everyone, nationwide, understood who to turn to for expertise. That meant the right people supported the local teams for specific pitches.
Witnessing peers and co-workers leverage technology to become successful employees and entrepreneurs, today's employees are widely creative, entrepreneurial thinkers, looking for employment opportunities where they can stretch their innovative wings within their department, work and job.
A great sales leader who is highly-desired has mastered the art, delivered the numbers and brought out the best in their people. Investing in people does not mean leaders are "soft" and won't get results. It is quite the opposite.
Today there are close to 500,000 student-athletes competing in the U.S., but only around 1 percent of them will ever go pro. Some would argue, though, that student-athletes are already professionals, and that the idea of amateurism is a misguided one.
As retail industry watchers await earnings from Dick's Sporting Goods and Hibbett Sports next week, a look at privately held sporting goods stores shows strong growth over the last 12 months, according to recent data from Sageworks, a financial information company.
When unresolved conflicts emerge in the team environment, they are intentionally overlooked and disregarded. The more this is done, however, the more these negatives influences and motivation drainers grow and emerge, sapping the life right out of the team.