What Every Manager, Parent, and Teacher Should Know About How to Unify Employees, Families, & Youth

Project Head Start has been successful not only for the youthful students, but for the teachers, supporting staff, and families as well. My first job while still in college was as a Teacher's Assistant during the summer of 1968. Years later I was a Mental Health Consultant with Head Start... Read More

Teamwork, Rowing, & Paddles

Effective and sustainable teambuilding is necessary in today's marketplace where fewer people are being required to do more work. More often than not, the adage "Getting everyone rowing in the same direction" is associated with building effective teams. However, is this really true? If everyone is rowing in the same... Read More

High Performing Teams: 10 Things You Want To Know About Building A High Performing Team

"Conflict becomes politics, commitment becomes 'Only if it's in my best interest', accountability becomes 'Only when it serves me,' and results just fall by the wayside." - Patrick Lencioni, author of "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", speaking about dysfunctional teamsBased on my experience as a manager, a member of... Read More

Teaming - How to Build a Team

Team building takes work but the results are worth it. The essential ingredient is time and patience.If you really want to build a team that will achieve outstanding results you can.The HypeOver the years team work has been the flavor of the day with many businesses spending considerable money in... Read More

Team Building Part 2: Honesty is the Key!

The second in a series of 2 articles giving a slightly different viewpoint on effective team building, condensed from an original seminar presented by the author, John Roberts. John is a Freelance Training Consultant and director of JayrConsulting Ltd. Part 1 ( Another Brick in the Wall ) dealt with... Read More

Motivate People with Feedback

Someone once said - "Feedback is the breakfast of champions." Personally, I think that pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup are the breakfast of champions. However there's no doubt that giving people feedback is absolutely vital to ensure a motivated team who'll deliver results.One of the top three factors that... Read More

Feedback - Confirming the Good News

The feedback I'm talking about here isn't some sort of formalised appraisal that takes place with your team members every month, or every six months or once a year. This feedback happens continually and it happens when you see or hear something you want to give feedback on. The trick... Read More

Feedback - How to Make it Effective

Let's look at the detail of giving feedback. Whether you want to reinforce behaviour - Confirming feedback or change unacceptable behaviour - Productive feedback, there are certain steps you need to follow to make it work.1. Do it ASAP - When you see or hear something you do or don't... Read More

Safety First - Five Reasons to Hold a Routine Safety Meeting

Workplace safety is important to all businesses for ethical, legal and financial reasons. Keeping employees safe from injury is the right thing to do, it also keeps a business away from civil litigation and can lower costly compensation claims.Many larger companies are establishing full-time safety coordinators whose job is solely... Read More

How Leaders Unlock Potential in Teams

Leaders are faced with unlocking the potential in the people that they lead and motivating the individual is a key part of this process. Motivation is not something that is done to an individual as they already posses it. What a leader does, to benefit the whole team, is to... Read More

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Team Journaling

The very effective tool of keeping a journal can be... Read More

Solitude Vs Teamwork!

Irrespective of any given situation, "Team Work Works!" It is... Read More

Mastermind Team: Do You Have One?

The key to life is to be around the people... Read More

WIIFM - Making the Whats In It for Me? Question Work for You

In the constantly changing world of Call Centers, asking agents... Read More

Team Communication Critical To Success

I'm often asked, "Why is my team always fighting fires... Read More

7 Key Dimensions of High Performance Teams

7 Key Dimensions of High Performance Teams We can always... Read More

Building Teams -You see it everywhere

A college football team has it. A corporation has it.... Read More

Building a Successful Team

Once you've set a goal for yourself as a leader... Read More

Working as a Winning Team

It's a great sunny day so it's time to get... Read More

Dealing with People that Drive You Crazy!

We all know someone who just drives us batty. Perhaps... Read More

Why People Dont Listen... and Some Fun Things You Can Do About It

It's frustrating when your co-workers, audience members, teenager or even... Read More

Raising Issues In Your Group or Offline

In a recent group coaching session, a client mentioned that... Read More

Creating Unity In Your Company

The other day I got a call from a friend... Read More

Story Telling With a Purpose

For a brief time, I tried to sell life insurance.... Read More

Corporate Team Building

There is a WHOLE lot of talk these days about... Read More

4 Tips for Keeping a Team Motivated

Companies often have incentives for reps, but sometimes that isn't... Read More

If You Can?t See It, They Won?t Do It

Recently, while developing a customer service program, I asked my... Read More

Leadership, Genuine, Meaningful and Productive

One of the best lessons I have learned is the... Read More

Team Work - A Challenge of Character

Over the years there has been much ado about team... Read More

Empower Your Trainees

One of the most memorable quotes that I heard from... Read More

Effective Team Building For Organizational Success

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common... Read More

Franchisee Relations and Team Work

Franchisees of a particular franchise must get along in order... Read More

Having Trouble Motivating Others? Try WIIFM

Recently my fourteen-year old son Matt dressed up as Santa... Read More

Staying Informed Key For Your Team

We exist in such a rapidly-changing environment. Technology is moving... Read More

Listening Between the Lines

Have you seen the tee-shirt with the slogan, "Talk to... Read More

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