What Entrepreneurs can Learn About Brainstorming from TV Writers

September 22 , 2016

Wendy Calhoun is a veteran TV writer, who has worked on hit shows including Empire, Justified, and Nashville. Which sounds like a fun gig, but why did she recently spend time talking to Google employees at the company's re:Work 2016 event?

Filed Under: brainstorming, Communication, communication, teams, Productivity, professional development, teamwork

7 Character Traits That the Best Employees Share

June 30 , 2016

The difference between success and failure in business usually comes down to one thing: good teamwork. If someone is going to be an employee, he or she needs to work well with me and other team members. For that reason, it's important to identify and hire based on the qualities that predict...

Filed Under: Appearance, Behavior in the Workplace, Best Employees, Character Traits, Confidence, Detail-oriented, Emotional Intelligence, Experience, Personality, personality, Professional Development, Reliability, teamwork

9 Players You Need on Your Management Dream Team

November 05 , 2015

I'd like to believe that over the course of 20 years, my co-founder and I have done a fairly competent job of building a senior management dream team.

Filed Under: Decision Making, goals, Leadership, management, Strategy, teams, Relationships, skills, teamwork

Are You Really a Good Team Player?

August 24 , 2015

“Are you a good team player?” I’m sure you’ve been asked that question in an interview before, and it’s highly likely you’ve posed it to someone else too. It has truly become one of those commonplace questions where the response “yes I am” is often delivered, as if on autopilot.

Filed Under: Attitude, Behavior in the Workplace, behavior in the workplace, Career Advice, communication, Good Habits, good habits, teams, Professional Development, professional development, Relationships, teamwork