What We're Reading Now

Entries tagged with: Teams

It’s All about Relationships and Managing Expectations

29 May 2012

Allison read The Art of Client Service because a local advertising, marketing and public relations client wanted to use the book as part of a team workshop. We really like it when people give us reading assignments (our blog is called What We’re Reading Now after all) and this time was no exception. Robert Solomon’s book is a quick and easy read geared primarily to his industry, but with useful messages for professionals providing service in all walks of life.



Candor is One of Our Favorite Things

19 June 2012

Allison read Keith Ferrazzi’s one-page article on Candor, Criticism, and Teamwork from the January-February 2012 Harvard Business Review and was glad to learn three great tips for helping people have meaningful conversations in meetings and ultimately stronger relationships.



Are You Gifted, Game and Generous?

30 July 2013

Allison read Three Qualities Every Leader Needs to Succeed on a Team by Peter Bregman on the HBR Blog Network and appreciated yet another practical post about how to actually become a better leader.



“Celebrate good times, come on!”

5 November 2013

Allison read the invitation for tomorrow’s ribbon cutting and paused to celebrate a wonderful milestone for the Allison Partners team.



LEGO® Lessons, Continued

17 June 2014

Allison watched The LEGO® Movie for the third time and reflected on the things she's learned from her work with Professor LEGO over the years as well as the many lessons in this “AWESOME!!!” movie.



House Rules

31 August 2014

Rachel visited Sydney, and between the koalas and the beach and the iconic opera house, she saw something that gives new meaning to "house rules."



Making Time for Shoes

24 February 2015

Allison and Rachel took time to reflect on where they've been in the last year and to think about where they're going next. (It's good to make sure the cobbler's kids have shoes.)



Please Welcome Barbara Linney to What We’re Reading Now

19 May 2015

Allison read Barbara Linney’s blog post, Multitask and Make Your Commute Matter, and welcomed a new contributor to the What We’re Reading Now blog.



Dealing with Conflict

14 October 2015

Janie read Clash of the Teammates: How the Ideal Team Works Through Conflict by Kristin J. Behfar and enjoyed learning about common traits of high performing teams.



Lessons and Inspiration from New Team Members

30 August 2016

Allison read the bios of our new Allison Partners team members and celebrated a growing team and the lessons colleagues can teach us.



Finding Your Way

24 January 2017

Rachel read a selection of articles about the New England Patriots and reflected on how a football team’s culture translates to life outside the locker room.



How to Be a Better Remote Worker

7 May 2020

Janie read several articles about working from home, considered the best practices Rachel has shared with us at Allison Partners, and pondered discussions with her teammates about things we can do to be better remote workers.



Taking Stock of Your Team

16 February 2021

Larissa read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni, and gained some insight into what might contribute to a team falling short of its goals.



Hurdle by Hurdle

4 July 2023

Allison was inspired by Jolien Boumkwo’s participation in the 100-meter European Team Championships in Krakow, Poland on 24 Jun 2023.



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