The false dichotomy of “leader vs. manager”

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 | Tags: | 2 Comments
The false dichotomy of “leader vs. manager”

The problem with the “leader vs. manager” dichotomy is that it does everyone a disservice. It casts leaders in the role of disconnected visionary. And it reduces managers to the role of pragmatic administrator. It gives each side permission to ignore the responsibilities of the other.

A daily ritual to remember what matters

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 | Tags: , | One Comment

We’re a fan of team rituals, especially ones that help reinforce Teamworks habits like Purpose. Naomi Simon, founder of the online gift retailer RedBalloon, shares a great one. Every morning, over their first cups of coffee, Naomi and her partner take a few minutes to reflect on their work. They ask themselves: • What is […]