Stages of Team Development

Cloverleaf and the Talent Magnet Institute bring you tips for team development at each stage of Tuckman’s model; Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.

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Cloverleaf's ROI

It is hard to put numbers with things like improved collaboration, improved communication, and decreased turnover …

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How do I take the Myers Briggs personality indicator test?

There are many Myers Briggs type assessments available online but only one has rights …

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Top 25 Collaboration Technology

We're proud to announce that CIO Applications named Cloverleaf as one of their "Top 25 Collaboration Technology Companies" of 2018.

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You Make Me Brave

"I can't do this! I don't want to do it!  I need Lydia! Lydia, help me. You make me brave!" In a vulnerable moment my son was able to experience the value of teams.  We weren't made to go this alone.

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We're In the News!

It's not everyday you raise a $1 million seed round. Cheers to more milestones!

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Know Thyself: What It's Like To Be An Outlier

The stakes are too high to guess and hope to get lucky. It’s critical to know yourself, and to know others, for the sake of everyone around you.

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Levi Bethune
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Visualizing The Shape Of Teams

I like to think of teams as having a “shape.” Each team has its own unique form, made up of outliers. Imagine a rubber band being stretched around a set of pegs on a pegboard.

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Want to Improve Engagement? Start with Updating Hiring Practices

Management dysfunction can make us fearful in a corporate context, but, said another way, it kills employee engagement. Gallup, the famous polling organization, does an annual study on the level ...

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Darrin Murriner
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What Is A Positive Outlier?

Do you feel like you belong to your team? And feel free to swap out the word "team" for anything else. Family, neighborhood, club...

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Leadership Perceptions Gap

In our work with organizations large and small we get to see teams and entire organizations in new and fresh ways. We get to see insights into teams that speak to a lot of different opportunities for leaders to improve either their approach to the team or how the team works together.

One of the biggest challenges we see ...

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Office Schmucks: An Interview with Dr. Foster

What do you get when you mix a clinical psychiatrist with a Wharton MBA student? Someone who understood difficult people at work, and saw a serious need. Dr. Jody Foster found a niche for providing psychiatry to non-psychiatrists in the business world - especially when it came to helping the venture capital world evaluate management teams. After a decade of consulting with disruptive interactions in business settings ...

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Relationships are Critical to Team Success

As a father of a youth baseball player, summer can be a time of fun and drudgery. Yes, it is always fun to see your children compete and learn life lessons about hard work, practice and repetition but it also means hot sweaty days at the ballpark and what is often not very entertaining sport.The 2016 baseball season didn't go well for my son, Peter. He was mired in the outfield (the last place you want to be in youth baseball), didn't hit the ball well and wasn't having fun.

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Treat People Like Money

Treat your people like you treat your money. I’d apologize, but treating people like money as opposed to employees is a good thing. Eric Garton, a partner at Bain, breaks it down like this in his recent Harvard Business Review article ...

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People Over Process

Thank goodness your team has Slack to communicate when you aren’t meeting over Google Hangout to finish brainstorming on Evernote before making that perfect Asana timeline. Discussing your list of tasks you keep in Google Sheets, so that you can all be on the same page with ...

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Not the Time for "Guess-and-Check"

In the seemingly never-ending, downward-spiral of a startup tale that Fast Company mapped out this week in their article titled, “The Demise of Tilt”, readers are guided through Tilt’s unfortunate saga. The article gears up by stating, “In 2015, social payments company Tilt was worth ..

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It's Not Just Where You Sit

Back in Middle School, when assigned seating became a thing, eye rolls were the overwhelming response. In the workplace? It depends on who you ask. While the Internet had some serious eye rolls at Square when they posted a job for a “capacity coordinator” (a full-time seating coordinator with “equal parts project manager, data analyst, and relationship builder”), popular tech voices, The Hustle and Quartz were quick to point out that ...

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Managing Top Talent with Individuality

Think top talent is highly motivated by compensation? Think again.

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How to Manage People Through Reorganizations

Reorganizations come in many forms, but the common element is the toll it takes on people. Whether it is flattening the organization for faster decision making, or a merger and acquisition that necessitates the integration of a common management structure, the impact is real and can distract your people from daily operations. 

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Understanding Commonalities within a Team

David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and the author of The Truth About Trust: How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More wrote a recent story for the HBR about how identifying commonalities on a team can lead to effectiveness. This is a concept that Cloverleaf was founded on.

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