Posts tagged teamwork
Diversity and Unity in Teams

As a young veterinary manager at the San Diego Zoo, I had an opportunity to rebuild a department from the ground up. In my youthful exuberance, I thought I knew what I needed to do. So, I hired the best and the brightest professionals I could find. I wanted people with diverse talents. But I also knew many who were the best technically did not have the skills to build trusting relationships with people.

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Branch Out: Leadership Lessons are Everywhere

Lessons about leadership come in many forms and during many different situations. Consider the following story from a man we’ll call Bill. On a recent Sunday evening, the wind was howling with gusts up to 60 mph. It blew so hard that an eight-inch diameter branch from the Jacaranda tree in my front yard snapped and landed on the corner of my roof.

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