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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Brainstorm

Ever lost for ideas while working in a group? One... Read More

Motivate People with Feedback

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

Book Summary: The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player

A follow-up companion reader to The 17 Indisputable Laws of... Read More

How to Turn Idea Squashers into Possibilities

Managing a small business continues to become more challenging. However,... Read More

4 Tips for Keeping a Team Motivated

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

Communication between franchisees in a franchise system

If you own a franchise you would be wise to... Read More

Your Administration Team - Look After Them

In most organisations the administration/support team, although they can be... Read More

Intercultural Team Building

Internal business structures have been radically transformed over the past... Read More

Building Teams -You see it everywhere

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

Creating Unity In Your Company

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

Franchisor Award Programs; Ideas and Innovation

Franchisors should also be heavy on the award side of... Read More

What Do Trainers Do When They are Not Training?

In the new corporate environments where everyone wears more than... Read More

Joy and Laughter in the Workplace: Lessons From the Land of OZ

Turbulent TwistersYou've read about it in the headlines and experienced... Read More

Building Teams

Young minds are quite easy to shape. International Terrorist recruiters... Read More

The Stages Of Team Development

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

Team Building Seminars: Why New Teams Struggle

With over 25 years of research and experience, we have... Read More

How To Help A Sick Team Become Healthy

Team Building Question:A team is full of animosity, pretended interpersonal... Read More

Creating a Winning Staff Team

As a business owner, I've had staff come and go... Read More

Building a Successful Team

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

Working with Difficult People: 3 Questions to Help You Turn Your Tormentors into Teachers

The Dance of ConflictWhen faced with the prospect of meeting... Read More

You, Your Team, and Your Coach

The grand purpose of coaching is to help your managers,... Read More

Workplace Fitness: Tongue-In-Cheek

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

Trust: A Critical Factor to Your Teams Success

True or false? Teams that practice good teamwork contribute to... Read More

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