Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Entrepreneurs, turn on your leadership signal

The 2008 economic crisis was terrifying times, to say the least. Millions of jobs were lost and many people faced difficulty trying to obtain...

Criticism: Behind Closed Doors or in Plain Sight?

Nearly every company revolves around the central idea of team performance.  The synergy created by having multiple personalities and motivations can help any project...

Hungry, hungry, HiPos – Feed your stars, or kiss them goodbye

Ahhh, I recall with sincere fondness the memory of playing certain childhood games.  Sorry, Monopoly, LIFE, and one of my personal favorites – Chutes...

120 Proven Ways to Improve Teamwork

n my teambuilding workshops, one of the exercises I often do is to ask the participants the following questions, "What does good teamwork look...

Roadmap for Designing High-Performing Organizations

Companies are frequently facing the need to restructure their organizations.  Changes in leadership, a shift in strategy, or changing factors within an organization often...

3 Questions You Must Ask to Build a More Positive, Productive, Profitable and Joyful...

One of the key ingredients necessary to build stronger customer and workplace relationships involves keeping your employees engaged, motivated and happy. If your employees...

Summer Brain Drain: How to Keep your Staff Refreshed

We may have conflicting views on politics, movies, and choice of beer, but when it comes down to it, the whole country can agree...

The Best Teams Communicate in 3 Critical Ways

Research reported by Alex Pentland in the April issue of Harvard Business Review has revealed some interesting new information on effective teams. He and...

7 Ways to Boost Team Performance

During a recent teambuilding and communication workshop I delivered one of my clients stated, "50% of all our obstacles to success center around team...

Allow Team Members to Find Their Place

Edgar Schein, a titan of the field of organizational development, says in his recent book, Helping, that there are four questions on the minds...

Don't Clone Yourself

A boss of mine early on in my career had a tough, almost bulldog, style. He was a pragmatic, no nonsense guy. He didn't...

Tap into your Team’s Natural Leadership: Here's How

Have you ever watched a highly functioning department accomplish a goal or objective?   The secret ingredient I have noticed is that ...

Trust the Process

Years ago when I was taking courses from University Associates around how to facilitate groups, a wise instructor, Larry Porter, said these three words:...

Team Process Makes All the Difference

All teams must pay attention to their work:  the task, the goal, the things to be done, the agenda items to be crammed...

Don't Neglect Team Maintenance

You plan to drive your car from Boston to Denver. It’s a long trip so, before departing, you take your vehicle into your...

Teamwork requires conflict

If the title of this article makes you scratch your head, consider for a few minutes the concept that a strong team with...