Welcome to our fortnightly update of all the latest articles on leadership and high-performance teams.
This week our recommended articles focus on productivity, including how it can help drive a culture of leadership accountability. And on the same topic, it seems some companies may have finally found a solution to unproductive meetings.
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The four keys to managing a happy, productive team
Harvard’s Tessa Amabile conducted a study by giving office workers diaries then analysing the content. The findings teach us some interesting lessons around motivation and creativity. (The Week)
Inside the psychology of productivity
“Productivity, or at least how productive you consider yourself, is surprisingly subjective.” No matter how your brain may trick yourself into feeling more effective, here are four ways you can ensure you make the most of your day. (Inc.)
Creating a culture of leadership accountability
Leadership behaviours are critical to driving future success. That’s why ineffective leadership behaviours need to be detected early. This article discusses how you can drive a culture of accountable leadership by encouraging self-awareness and productivity. (Human Resource Executive Online)
Why smart companies are doing away with meetings as we know them
The average employee spends about 31 hours a month in meetings, but considers at least half of them a complete waste of time. Many companies are actually functioning without meetings or at least making them optional. (The Muse)
New Partners in Leadership research links organisational underperformance with rampant employee confusion
New research reveals that only 15% of organisations say that their “key results” are defined in a way that employees can easily understand. This leads to widespread confusion and underperformance. (Virtual Strategy Magazine)
Is your employee coachable?
While every manager should have the ability to coach, they also need to be able to recognise when coaching isn’t working. “Coachability” requires potential and commitment from your direct report. (Harvard Business Review)
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