Leading To A Preferred Future

Last month's edition of Footprints and Monuments illustrated a parallel between leadership in the face of disaster and the voyage of the Apollo 13. As you will remember, an explosion on board forced the crew to circle the moon without ever landing on their prized target. Obviously, they didn't have... Read More

Finding The Leader Within (Keys To Zen Leadership)

Most believe that leadership is an innate quality that some have, not others. They believe that leaders are born not made. Nothing can be further from the truth. Each one of us has the potential to stand tall, be a light to others, clearly define a vision and mission and... Read More

Top Ten Creative Excursions for Building Effective Teams

The ability to build effective teams is a must for any organization who wants to succeed in the millennium. This article offers ten examples of highly creative excursions which can provide insight into developing the leadership qualities essential for success in challenging times.1. A Day Trip to the Sharper ImageThe... Read More

Why It Pays to Out More Humor in the Workplace

1. Humor reduces stress levels and stress is the number one problem confronting employees today.2. Laughter boosts morale while stress erodes staff morale. It is in the best interest of any business to invest in the happiness of its employees. Laughter is an effective barometer of just how happy your... Read More

How To Lead Your Team To Success

Today, most of us have been involved in a team project, either as the leader or a contributor. The team concept, if structured properly, can be a very successful option for any company or organization. You're able to pool a great variety of resources with various backgrounds and strengths to... Read More

How to Turn Idea Squashers into Possibilities

Managing a small business continues to become more challenging. However, history has shown that resourceful business owners will succeed. They will prosper, turning disadvantages into advantages by thinking creatively.While entrepreneurs focused on competition fade into the past, those working from a creative standpoint will carry the torch. The creative individual... Read More

Brainstorm

Ever lost for ideas while working in a group? One of the most often-used technique for generating many ideas is Brainstorming. Alex Osborn, a partner in an advertising agency, developed brainstorming techniques years ago in 1941 to help his employees to come up with many, many ideas for their advertising... Read More

Aligning Teams with Organizational Goals

Teams don't have to be aligned with the goals of the organization. Teams can work on what they believe to be the right things. They can work diligently on creating the results they think matter. They can be completely committed to success from their perspective.A non-aligned team could enjoy each... Read More

Nine Ways to Contribute to Project Team Success

The world of work has changed. It used to be that most of us worked as a part of a process, whether on an assembly line, managing interactions with Customers, or any one of a thousand other processes. Processes are ongoing, repeatable and never have an ending.While there will always... Read More

Communication between franchisees in a franchise system

If you own a franchise you would be wise to stay in constant communication with your fellow and local franchisee counterparts. You should call up once a week and simply say; Hi. It is important to call up and just say hi to your fellow franchisees because it will remind... Read More

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Go On, Be A Tiger

From the moment he putted with Bob Hope on the... Read More

Franchisee Relations and Team Work

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

Consensus: The Right Team Decision Strategy?

Consensus is the appropriate decision strategy for the most important... Read More

Proactive High Performance Teamwork

Proactive High Performance Teamwork is made up of nine proactive... Read More

Workplace Fitness: Tongue-In-Cheek

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Current English, to speak... Read More

A Team That Gleamed

Too many techies get a bad rap for lacking teamwork... Read More

Boost Your Success With An R&D Team

One of the best ways to ensure that your planning... Read More

Business Innovation ? Effective Team Structures

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation... Read More

Leadership Quality Through Kindness

In days past, loyalty was a given. The worker in... Read More

Team Work - A Challenge of Character

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

Conflict Is Cool

Having experienced more than my fair share of conflict over... Read More

Build a Great Team - Ten Easy Ways to Start!

It's all about focusing on where the best value in... Read More

Building High Performing Teams: Putting the I Back in Teamwork

Ever watched a really brilliant idea meet with resistance and... Read More

The Stages Of Team Development

One of the greatest challenges a coaching manager has is... Read More

Motivate People with Feedback

Someone once said - "Feedback is the breakfast of champions."... Read More

Having Trouble Motivating Others? Try WIIFM

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

Feedback - Confirming the Good News

The feedback I'm talking about here isn't some sort of... Read More

Whats the Secret Ingredient That Turns Groups into Teams?

What's the Secret Ingredient That Turns Groups into Teams? Working... Read More

Aligning Corporate Teams

Picture yourself entering a corporate meeting, team meeting, or business... Read More

Effective Team Building for Stronger Teams

TEAM LEADERS WORKSHOPAlice asked Cheshire cat "which road should I... Read More

Working as a Winning Team

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

Top Ten Things About Team Building

People who lead the best teams realise early on that... Read More

Listening Between the Lines

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

Marche, or How Teams Work.

On the trail in Northern Canada "Marche" was the word... Read More

Team Building Survey Reveals Clues, Not Answers

Team Building Question:I'm a manager of a team of 20... Read More

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