How To Align Your Team, Continuously Improve Work, And Make Everyone Stronger

Every morning, I ask my team to stand in a circle to have a 5 minute meeting. Everyone answers 3 questions: What did I accomplish yesterday? What will I accomplish today? What is in my way? At the end of the sprint (in our case, one week of work), we review how we did. This […]

3 Characteristics Of Rock Star Teammates

Stop hiring for specific skills. Hiring this way almost always overlooks the three most important traits of a strong candidate. There are 3 things that good managers hire for. Of course, sometimes, you really do need a highly trained skill set. There’s just no amount of positivity that will substitute for an expertly-trained brain surgeon–but unless you need […]

The Glue That Keeps High-Performance Teams Together

Culture is not the ping-pong table. Culture is not the Keurig. Culture is not the ability to hang out with the people on your team after work. Somehow, this is what many people think. Culture is “Do you believe what I believe?” Culture is the alignment of core values. Culture is how we treat each […]