Less is More

The Pareto principle (also known as the 80-20 rule) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

Verinder Syal

September 28, 2020

Give & Take

Giver. Taker. Matcher. I first came across these terms in Adam Grant's Give & Take several years ago and have been sharing them in my classes ever since.

Verinder Syal

August 25, 2020

Leadership & Life

This article is adapted from a talk I give in our final Leadership class. I believe the ideas apply to all of us, possibly every day.

Verinder Syal

August 11, 2020

People Are More Important Than Ideas

I have been struck by how important it is to have the right people in the organization...

Verinder Syal

May 31, 2016


A few years ago, I used Professor Goodman's methodology and starting asking my students to develop a team contract at the outset...

Verinder Syal

May 12, 2016

A Circuit Breaker

Will your team break down at some point? You can bet on it. Some tools for those not so fun but critical meetings.

Verinder Syal

May 03, 2016

What Do Good Teams Look Like?

Developing Good Teams: It starts with listening...

Verinder Syal

May 01, 2016

Engendering Trust

What is required to build trust? Perhaps Emerson had the answer: "Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great."

Verinder Syal

April 19, 2016