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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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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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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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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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How Managers Spend Their Time, Now and in the Future

The Harvard Business Review recently published a video summarizing a recent study on the potential role that Artificial Intelligence could have on management. While the prospect of artificial intelligence impacting managers may seem a far-off fairy tale and ...

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People and Culture

Peter Aceto, the CEO of Tangerine (formerly ING Direct) recently sat down with Simon Sinek, author and thought leader on culture and workforce relationships. In their conversation they covered a lot of ground regarding the role of people in creating culture.

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Hear What the Founder of StrengthsFinder Says About Teams

Strengths as a responsibility to society. Marcus believes firmly that once you understand your strengths the next step is understanding that they are not for us, but for others. What good can we do with them?

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Team Building Lessons from a College Classroom

This past week Cloverleaf co-founder and SaaS Salesperson extraordinaire, Ford Knowlton, taught a class at our hometown university - The University of Cincinnati. The class called Professionalism and Purpose is in the college of business and is an elective for varsity athletes. Many sports were represented by athletes in the class - from track & field to football and everything in between.

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Is Culture Created Top Down or Bottom Up?

There are obvious great examples of CEO's that have left an indelible mark on their company's culture.

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Don't 'Wing It' with Team Building

Teams are becoming a more critical force in business. While there are few good studies on the increasing role of teams in the workplace some estimates have more than half of all productive work in businesses being derived by teams. This could be permanent teams or project teams that are only formed for a short period of time. It can also include client service teams - an even faster growing segment of team usage in business.

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