Unless you always have been self-employed, chances are good you have had a terrible boss. Nearly all bad bosses have one or more personality characteristics that create dysfunction — what we call “derailers.”
Teams require both functional and relational qualities to be high performing. After all, teams consist of people, and putting people together creates an emotional dynamic, which contributes to the creation of a powerful connection and collaboration.
Pathlight, the source of truth for day-to-day team management, launched today after raising $7 million in Series A funding, led by Kleiner Perkins. The startup has raised $10 million to date and this recent round of funding validates Pathlight’s success.
As the world of work continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the needs and motivations of workers are transforming in tandem. Work is about more than just a paycheck; it’s about working together to achieve something greater for oneself and others.
Creating an expectation of accountability can be difficult for any manager, but it is an especially common challenge for new managers. Often, they make the mistake of thinking they must establish their authority before they can hold anyone accountable.
Team conflict is normal. Avoiding conflict is also normal. Human beings being unpredictable, there is no perfect template. However, there are steps that consistently help turn the heat of conflict into the energy of creative conversation.
High-performing teams don’t appear overnight. They develop when conditions are right, with the combined actions of leaders and team members. While we are wired to connect with others, we must meet critical conditions to drive peak team performance.
There are many reasons time seems to run away from us during work. If you assume the people interrupting you are trying to do their best, every question should be a teaching moment. Effective leaders use every interruption as a teaching moment.
Lattice, the people management platform, announced $25 million in Series C funding today in a round led by Tiger Global. This round comes on the heels of the strongest quarter in company history.