What to Try
Team Tempo, The Book
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
Your team can’t improve how you work together if you’re always time-poor and attention-starved. After years of coaching teams at both Fortune 500s and Silicon Valley startups, we’ve found that our most impactful first step is helping teams more effectively manage their time together. By ensuring that the right meetings are taking place and that those meetings are run efficiently, we free up valuable time for deeper conversations and more meaningful work.
Our process is captured in our Team Tempo book, which offers step-by-step instructions on how and when to run your team meetings. By following our rhythm, your team will experience fewer useless meetings, have more time for action and reflection, and will become more capable of making continuous improvements to your work and how you work together.
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- Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned Teaching 7th Grade Math (PSFK)
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