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Category/Topic: Teams and Teamwork


By Tom Davidson

Dr. Steven H. Bullard is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University. He has both a B.S. in Forestry as well as a M.S. in Forest Management-Economics from Mississippi State University. In 1983, Dr. Bullard earned his Ph.D. in Forest Management-Economics from Virginia Tech. On this week’s episode, […]

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By Tom Davidson

There’s nothing quite like a mobilizing goal to get the best out of teams and teamwork. When bad weather threatens, our Virginia Department of Transportation is well prepared, and everyone knows their jobs. When hurricanes are tracking up the east coast, our power companies collaborate with others up and down the Atlantic Coast and deep […]

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By Tom Davidson

My first lesson in maximizing capacity was when I was 11 years old, delivering newspapers, but the principle applies to every leader, team, and organization. The principle is this: C = f (H ,T, M), in other words, capacity (C) is a function of horsepower (H), time (T), and motivation (M).  While it might seem […]

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By Tom Davidson

In addition to being responsible for your own work group, new managers are likely to be on four to five additional committees, task forces or teams at any one time. Over the course of a year, you’ll be starting up, tuning up or turning around teams on a continuous basis.  In addition, you’ll attend 62 […]

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By Tom Davidson

Here’s my seventh and last installment on An Introvert’s Guide to Groups, this one about the use of dialogue.  One of the reasons that introverts fail to speak up soon enough or often enough is that they are – in their own words – “still thinking it through.” The only problem with this is that […]

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