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


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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Building Successful Work Relationships--Playing In The Same Sandbox

Remember playing in your childhood sandbox? If you enjoyed being... Read More

Manage Expectations to Reduce Everyday Frustrations

Just today my partner Russ and I sat down to... Read More

Building The Winning Team

Winning teams aren't created by accident. Rather, the team or... Read More

Listening Between the Lines

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

Presenteeism - present in body absent in productivity

Presenteeism is alive and 'not well' in many businesses today.... Read More

Team Communication Critical To Success

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

The Team Process

We live in very progressive times, one only has to... Read More

Team Building Seminars: Why New Teams Struggle

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

In 2005 Collaboration is Key

Perhaps you're a small business owner wondering how you and... Read More

Building Teams

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

Seven Keys to More Effectively Leading Teams

Maybe you find yourself in a new team environment and... Read More

Motivation - Dont Make Your Team Uncomfortable

The people in your team may feel a bit uncomfortable... Read More

Trust: A Critical Factor to Your Teams Success

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

Team Building Part 2: Honesty is the Key!

The second in a series of 2 articles giving a... Read More

You, Your Team, and Your Coach

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

Hand Out Warm Glows

Do you remember how you felt after your last interaction... Read More

Go On, Be A Tiger

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

How Does Personal Development Help in Business?

Teams run most businesses and teams work best if each... Read More

Employee and Coworkers Gifts

Giving gifts to your co-workers or your employees can be... Read More

Team Building Survey Reveals Clues, Not Answers

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

Getting Team Discussions Moving in The Right Direction

Group discussions are where much of the creative work of... Read More

Teamwork in the Workplace: A Definition

A tight knit team is a group of competent individuals... 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

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