Posts Tagged ‘Team Building’

Re-working Work for Virtual Teams

Icon Written by Alora on December 9, 2010 – 12:53 pm

Because information-based work is almost never done in a vacuum, most of us work in teams. And a large percentage of those teams can go weeks — if ever — without seeing each other face-to-face.

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Work vs. Life Needs

Icon Written by Alora on December 7, 2010 – 11:41 am

Startups tend to attract workaholics. But what about your team members who aren’t workaholics? Are you being reasonable with your expectations? And do you have a morale problem on your hands because some of your team works 60+ hours a week and others don’t?

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Inspired Greatness

Icon Written by Alora on December 2, 2010 – 12:53 pm

Over the years, something has become clear to me about each of these incredible men and women. I’ve come to realize that the difference between a good boss and a great boss is the ability to create a legend. That mystique is how a great boss attracts and builds a great team.

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Experience vs. Talent

Icon Written by Alora on November 26, 2010 – 11:41 am

How do you know when to hire for experience versus when to hire for raw talent? This is a difficult question for entrepreneurs trying to build a new startup. Experience holds a lot of appeal, but it comes with a high cost — sometimes too high for a bootstrapping startup. Can raw, young talent really compare?

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5 Steps in Finding the Right Team for Your Startup

Icon Written by Alora on October 26, 2010 – 11:40 am

I was recently talking to a single friend about his misadventures in dating. He was telling me about different approaches he’d take, the types of questions he’d ask and then — inevitably — the crazy type of mismatches he’d find himself with. I couldn’t help but think about this conversation as I read Tim Berry’s great blog post called, “5 Ways to Build a Team that Builds Itself.”

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Social Design for a Virtual Organization

Icon Written by admin on April 13, 2009 – 9:12 pm

At South by Southwest, Brazen Careerist author and CEO Penelope Trunk was quite emphatic that, when starting a new business, having a geographically distributed team is rarely possible. She said this on her panel, as well as again when we spoke in person. She was a strong advocate of the notion that, for the first […]

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