Category Archives: team work

Four Questions Every Team Must Address

There are four key questions a team must address and continually review, iteratively and in sequence, to improve the ability to work together effectively, to be more innovative, and to improve performance. These questions expose key problems and point toward … Continue reading

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Volleyball and The Keys to Top Performing Teams

A couple of young ladies I care about played their first high school volleyball games of the season Saturday night, so I went to cheer them on. I had no idea how much ritual there is in the game of … Continue reading

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Improve Results by Gaining Clarity

What one thing should our team do to produce a measurable impact on our business? Renew your focus before you change your actions. Most teams fall short of potential to produce desired results until everyone is “on the same page”. … Continue reading

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Why "Team Building" is So Often Meaningless

This is a re-post deemed timely once again after reading a local article by a consultant using fictional examples to question the value of traditional “team building” courses. “Team Building” may be one of the most meaningless phrases in the … Continue reading

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The Real Potential of Team Building

“Team building” is one of the most meaningless phrases in the English language. That’s right – meaningless. Yet requests for “team building” is the single most frequent request I receive from business executives, managers and team leaders. Almost always, they … Continue reading

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What to do when team work is not "just fine"

So many managers, owners and team leaders ask me to help them with developing their teams at work. A common struggle is the difficulty in gauging how the work team really feels about their group dynamics. Here are a few … Continue reading

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