All About Teamwork

Let's work together: On the playing field, at the office, raising children. Humans are social animals, and civilization is the result of a pooled effort. So it pays to figure out what got us here, and how we can continue to join forces going forward.

Recent posts on Teamwork

Hope Springs Eternal

If there is one grand universal truth about true leaders, it is that even in the worst of times, leaders convey hope.

Dogs Can Promote Friendliness Just By Hanging Out

By John Bradshaw Ph.D. on November 08, 2017 in Pets and Their People
"Pet magic" seems to work even when the animal is just there in the room.

Can You Create a Magical Workplace Culture?

Do you wish that you could change the culture of your organization? What does it really take to create a culture of motivated, high-performing employees?

Sex and the iPhone

By Charles S. Jacobs on November 01, 2017 in Management Rewired
What do sex and iPhones have in common?

Key Management Skills For the Increasingly "Agile Workforce"

By Victor Lipman on November 01, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
With fewer employees and more freelancers, the character of the workforce is rapidly changing. If communication is king in this increasingly remote environment, clarity is queen.
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Cabin 28, and Other Rural Crimes

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 31, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
In time for October's end, a team of writers take on the disturbing crimes that happened in isolated places.

Global Collaboration at Its Purest

When teenagers from Vietnam to Slovakia dream, creativity really does cross borders.

Avoidance Is Heroin: Metaphors in and out of Therapy

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on October 27, 2017 in Insight Therapy
A good metaphor is worth a thousand explanations.
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Janet Yellen Supports Workforce Development

Addressing Challenges in Low-Income Communities. Federal Reserve Chair advocates that banks can help close the skills gap for low-and moderate-income Americans.

What Every New Leader Needs to Know

Workplaces that allow the human spirit to soar are not that hard to create. Here is what every new leader needs to know.

Are You Sucking the Intelligence Out of Your Team?

By Peter Bregman on October 23, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the one question that can make you a multiplier, a workaround for micromanaging, and the five disciplines of the multiplier leader.

The Collaborative Art of Public Speaking

Collaborating with the right partner can reduce the dread (and procrastination time) of preparing for a presentation, and improve your results.
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3 Ways Community Can Help You Clarify Your Callings

By Gregg Levoy on October 22, 2017 in Passion!
You alone are called, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all by yourself. Here's are 3 powerful communal tools to help you clarify your callings and passions
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Hierarchies and Rotations

By Michael Bar-Eli, Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Boost!
With an abundance of talent, maybe establishing a team hierarchy is the wrong approach.

Eliminate Unruly Spectator Behavior From Youth Sports

It’s as American as apple pie to boo and criticize judgments made by referees and umpires. But such behavior has no place in youth sports.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene: 7

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on October 13, 2017 in In One Lifespan
Notwithstanding the uniqueness of human beings, a focus on the broadest timescale of analysis reminds us that evolution unites Homo sapiens with all other living systems.

Should Other Doctors Have Access to Your Psychiatry Note?

Should other doctors have access to your psychiatry note on the Electronic Health Record? It may improve physical wellness but your psychiatrist will have to adapt too.

How to Deal with Takers at Work

Are you struggling to deal with someone whose only interest is to take from others so they can make themselves look better? What’s the best way to deal with a taker at work?

The Age of Centaurs

By Gary Klein Ph.D. on October 06, 2017 in Seeing What Others Don't
Forget about man versus machine, the real challenge is man plus machine. Humans add value to advanced computer models and AI in fields such as chess and weather forecasting.

All-Female "Lord of the Flies" Remake

How would a Muslim girl, a transgender boy, a girl suffering from autism (and, of course, a female 'Piggy') influence dynamics in an all-female Lord of the Flies remake?

A Fresh Start Yet Again

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 04, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about passivity, resilience, and change.

How To Design Your Best Future

By Peter Bregman on October 03, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the five design mindsets, how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and whether you should work through or around your problems.

Positive Psychology and Elite Sports Performance

By Michael D. Matthews Ph.D. on September 30, 2017 in Head Strong
Positive psychology offers a conceptual model for helping elite athletes learn to perform at their best, and to optimize off-field adjustment and balance in their personal lives.

Thank You, Child Welfare First Responders!

By Michael W Corrigan Ed.D. on September 28, 2017 in Kids Being Kids
In child welfare, every day is similar to experiencing a hurricane. For the dedicated workforce serving our nation’s most vulnerable... this one's for you!
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Who's in Charge, Your Mind or Your Brain?

By David Ropeik on September 27, 2017 in How Risky Is It, Really?
Do we consciously think for ourselves, or does our brain subconsciously do our thinking for us? A fun test with a famous intellectual raised, but failed to answer, the question.
 Ashlee Rezin, Chicago SunTimes

To Kneel or Stand: The National Anthem

By Michael B. Brennan PsyD on September 26, 2017 in The War Within
Would you kneel or stand?

What Is The Secret To Building A World-Class Team?

By Peter Bregman on September 25, 2017 in How We Work
Learn how to spot and develop potential captains on your team, why real leaders aren’t always the ones giving locker room speeches, and the benefits of strong middle-management.

Adam Grant On Leadership

By Isaac Lidsky on September 25, 2017 in Mastering Your Reality
See through “delusions of certainty,” encourage and reward givers, and foster accountability for your motivations.

Anxiety Is a Leadership Tool

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in A Swim in Denial
Since leaders use anxiety as a tool to motivate and control their followers, train yourself to recognize anxiety cues.