The Four-star general, former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, a Green Beret, and best-selling author of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World, Stanley McChrystal gives a great talk on leadership at Stanford.
Jack Welch discusses his book Winning and the idea of defining your objectives clearly and "going after them with everything you've got". The focus of this talk quickly moves to the importance of candor in communication.
Jennell Evans is President and CEO of Strategic Interactions, Inc., a workplace performance improvement firm based in Fairfax, VA. She describes the difference between mission and vision in this article as part of a series on strategic planning.
"Once a Mission, Vision, and Core Values are defined, it is critical that senior leaders consistently communicate them. Jennell Evans digs into the pragmatic value of Core Values in this post on Psychology Today.
The results of a 23,000 employee study spanning 45 different countries show that there are 5 things that motivate people (and teams) above and beyond their goals and objectives to deliver on their mission (aka "discretionary effort").
The founders of Life Is Good had a little art and t-shirt company that was down to it's last $78 when they discovered their mission. Learn how their mission drives more than a great story - it creates an adventure that unites company, customer and product to "Spread the Power of Optimism".
Ryan Holliday talks about some of his toxic friendships, highlighting the idea that relationships affect life in very real ways. It's a good read to consider when building teams or improving teams. (Related, stay tuned for some articles that talk about how to transform toxicity).
Dacher Keltner, a Psychology Professor and the Director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California @ Berkeley published a study on high-fives, fist bumps and chest bumps. It turns out they correlate with team success and improved teamwork. The Positive Coaching Alliance talks with him about the study in this interview.
"Denyse Whillier is a London and Sussex based business consultant, business coach, writer and speaker with 25 years’ experience of running businesses. She’s the founder of Built To Succeed™, a boutique business consultancy, coaching, and marketing agency. " Here's the process she used to identify her company's core values when she was CEO.
This structure is appropriate when your meeting is made up of your team for a project or initiative that is underway (not one where you are kicking off an effort, or introducing a concept). Typically it's done daily, you can use the same format for a weekly meeting, though you'll want to extend the time limits outlined below.