The Metiss Group Blog

Consider The Two Pizza Rule When Putting Teams Together

The two pizza rule states that the number of people working together should not exceed the number of people that can be fed by two pizzas.  The rule was popularized by Jeff Bezos at Amazon who believes two pizza teams create a decentralized and innovative workplace. The idea behind two

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Start On The Succession Plan Right From The Beginning

As a matter of survival from the first day, the new hire will be carefully documenting how to perform their job duties for their own use so that steps are not missed and repetitive questions can be avoided. After the direct report has successfully completed these functions based on their

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Leaders Set Examples Whether They Know It Or Not

BAE Systems is one of the largest defense contractors in the United States. Leadership at BAE, and the defense industry in general, is generally male dominated. But in 2009, Linda Hudson was named Chief Executive Officer and President of BAE Systems, becoming one of the most influential women in the

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Instill More Personal Accountability

Of the 23 personal talent skills we measure, the mean ranking for personal accountability is second to last at 22nd.  Perhaps our society has simply accepted the weak behavior trait and essentially enabled it.  Leaders do not need to accept it and can actually encourage and develop their direct reports’

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