Tesla and the Social Side of Success

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is undeniably one of the great entreprenuers of our age and is rightfully in the same league as Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and others. He is a pioneer in solar energy, launching rockets into space and returning them in a remarkable display of engineering,  and is set on upending the automotive business with this all electric Teslas. Recently, […]

Get the Most from Your Teams: Optimize Autonomy and Self-Control

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Many organizations are not gaining the potential benefits of teams in the workplace due to misunderstandings about team autonomy and self-control. This is a critical issue in organization design and leadership today. Let’s clarify both the benefits and the determinants of team autonomy. Jeff Liker and Mike Hoseus in Toyota Culture report the following about teams at Toyota: The organization is intentional about instituting teams at every level […]

Google’s Research on Their Own Teams

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Google’s Research on Their Own Teams Google is one of the smartest companies on earth today. They pursue excellence in both their products and their people with more determination than almost any other organization. Some while ago they recognized that teams were the foundation of their organization and culture. Sound familiar? They have just completed a thorough research effort to determine what makes teams high […]