How to disagree and keep your duos going strong

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 | Tags: , | No Comments

Wherever there are passionate, dedicated people working together on a team — with their own strengths and working styles and nerve-working buttons — there are bound to be disagreements. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Conflict is healthy for a team as long as it gets addressed, and as long as team members approach […]

Books We Love: It’s Not About the Coffee

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 | Tags: | 5 Comments

It’s Not About the Coffee is the story of the world’s most well-known coffee shop, told by former Starbucks executive Howard Behar. We were fortunate enough to meet Behar through SYPartners’ consulting business — and he introduced us to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who was looking to reinvent the iconic brand at a time when he […]

Feeling uninspired? Pull out The Art of Possibility

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 | Tags: | 4 Comments

Recently, we asked our colleagues at SYPartners and our Teamworks community what books are on your short list for any manager. We got so many great responses — from tried-and-true classics to new discoveries. So, we decided to create a new feature on the blog: Books We Love. Every few weeks or so, we’ll post […]