Peak Performance: Aligning the Hearts and Minds of Your Employees

There was a time, not too long ago, when employees were encouraged to check their emotions at the corporate door. The workplace was considered a strictly professional environment, in which personal emotions had no place. Management theorists finally woke up to the realization that this practice didn’t, in the long run, actually benefit the company. In Peak Performance, Jon Katzenbach expands on this realization. He … [ Read more ]

Making Teams Work at the Top

The truth about senior management teams — and how to boost their performance.

The Discipline of Virtual Teams

This article takes a look at the differences between “single-leader unit” and “real-team” disciplines. It focuses especially on the unique challenges of virtual teams and also considers the pros and cons of collaborative technology (groupware).

The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization

The importance of teams has become a cliche of modern business theory, but few have a clear idea of what it means. In this new edition of their best-selling primer, Katzenbach and Smith try to impart some analytical rigor to the concept. Drawing on their experience as management consultants and a plethora of case studies at companies like Burlington Northern and Motorola, they cover such … [ Read more ]