”Upsets” happen every day in the sports world; however, it is rare for a team to accomplish something truly unprecedented. Yet, never before had a 16-seed beaten a one-seed in the NCAA Tournament – at least, not until 2018, when the unknown, unheralded UMBC Retrievers took down top-ranked Virginia in one of the most historic upsets in sports history.Continue reading “Slam Dunk Tips for a Productive Team”
Executive leaders can build successful teams and maintain productive relationships with business stakeholders by understanding and leveraging cognitive diversity.
The CIO of a global manufacturing company was elbows-deep in a multiyear enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation when her organization hired its first marketing chief. She enthusiastically made room on her busy calendar to meet with the new CMO, but her interest began to fade when the CMO arrived late to the meeting. As he presented a series of visionary ideas about mobile marketing analytics and AI, the CIO found herself impatiently tapping her foot. “I don’t have time to waste on blue-sky ideas,” she thought, making a mental note to avoid him until after the ERP implementation was complete.
Can this relationship be saved? Deloitte LLP’s Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg share perspectives on building stronger relationships in a new article published in the Wall Street Journal.
You’ve heard of personality assessment tests before. You’ve probably taken one (or two, or three). But can you remember your personality type? Can you identify the type of the person sitting next to you? Probably not. That’s why Suzanne Vickberg and her co-author Kim Christfort developed Business Chemistry, a system that’s easy to remember and easy for teams to put into practice. Listen to the entire interview on American Management Association’s podcast, Edgewise.
There often seems to be one co-worker you clash with, right? Ever wonder why you have great chemistry with some colleagues and butt heads with others? Read the new article from Fast Company’s Stephanie Vozza, who talks to Kim Christfort, coauthor of Business Chemistry: Practical Magic for Crafting Powerful Work Relationships.