Bradford Glaser

There’s a reason we work in teams.  We’re not that lonely, we don’t really need to make others feel included, and we’re not not-good-enough on our own.  But we can be better.  When individuals face a common problem (or opportunity!), they can produce results that reflect the combined strengths of everyone involved.  Broadening not just the potential for production, but the set of benefactors of success.  More goodness from more people for more people – synergy. But, if you’re working as a team, and the results you’re coming up with are not better than could be achieved by your single, Read More

Critical thinking. Execs rank it as the #1 workplace skill. And the U.S. Department of Labor has labeled it the foundation of problem solving, decision making, creativity, strategic planning, and more. And it’s also what separates those who can succeed at the top of the food chain from those who cannot. What exactly is critical thinking? Google searches turn up thousands of hits and varied definitions. On a basic level, I think we can all agree it’s about understanding the problem at hand, evaluating the evidence, and then making a rational, thoughtful decision. But are people losing their ability to, Read More

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