A “Sweet 16” Of Rules About Teamwork

By Dr. Alexander Laufer The following “Sweet 16” rules included here derive from a longer paper by APPL Director Dr. Edward Hoffman and myself titled “99 Rules for Managing Faster, Better, Cheaper Projects.”

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From the APPEL Director: Sounds like Team Spirit

By Ed Hoffman I recently accompanied my son Dan to one of his guitar lessons. As I sat in a separate room, I focused on the music he was playing and the beautiful, robust sound that comes from a well-played guitar.

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In This Issue: Teaming with Possibilities

By Todd Post What makes a successful team? This issue our contributors look closely at the subject and come up with several answers.

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ASK Talks with W. Scott Cameron

Tell me about a project that has had an enduring impact on you?

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Hot Meetings

Hot Meetings

By Mary Chiu A colleague walked by my office one time as I was conducting a meeting. There were about five or six members of my team present.

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Willpower

By Terry Little I am struck by how often failure is blamed on a lack of discipline. You often hear losing coaches cite this as the reason for a big loss.

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The Join-Up Meeting

By W. Scott Cameron I recently took on a new assignment and, as is my norm, I scheduled a series of one-hour, 1:1 join-up meetings with the various lead personnel on the team and their hierarchy.

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My Big Wall

By Paul S. Espinosa “Rain! Rain! Why today?” I cursed to myself. It was June and I was in Yosemite National Park in California, 2,000 feet off the ground. I was climbing El Capitan, a majestic 3,000-foot high, mile-wide granite monolith — one of the most sought after and spectacular rock climbs in the world.

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