Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

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Guest Post by Art Markman Originally posted in the Harvard Business Review When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work? Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as the name of a specific technique proposed by advertising executive <a...

Do You Make Decisions “With” or “For” Your Staff?


What is the “Difference” in the two “Decision Making Processes” above?  Don’t they both ask for staff input?   Is “When” you ask staff for input in the “Decision Making Process” just as important as “What” you ask? Which process do you think will have the “Best Chance” of succeeding?  <a href="https://seaworldentertainment.com/en/who-we-are/leadership-team/joel-manby"...

Killer Coaching Questions To Use During Staff Development Sessions

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Guest Post by Sean McPheat Making The Most Out Of Your Coaching Sessions We all know the value of coaching in developing our staff. The quality of your coaching sessions normally come down to the quality of the questions that you ask as a coach. Does asking questions come easy to you?  Maybe they do or maybe they don’t! Either way, I always think it’s a good idea to improve on our coaching skills and asking effective questions is THE  most important skill that you…

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