Category Archives: team

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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5 Things Leaders Do to Help New Team Members Fit In

There is much more to effective team building than planning fun activities so that team members are somewhat comfortable with one another.  Team Building is an Organization Development technique for improving a work group’s performance and attitudes by clarifying group … Continue reading

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The Weight of Glory

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke … Continue reading

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When the Easy Button Does Not Work

“Leaders are responsible for both the big structures that serve as cornerstones of confidence, and for the human touches that shape a positive emotional climate to inspire and motivate people.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter How does one best become equipped … Continue reading

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Motivating "passive" team members

How can I motivate passive team members who are resistant to changes and see themselves as “good enough” at what they do? Two tough questions any leader must consider are: “How do I motivate people to work on their development?” … 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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What Should I Expect from you as my Coach? Part Three

So far, I have listed 10 things to expect from me as your coach. Here I conclude my list of basic expectations. I share these with every new or returning client, although I work with each of my clients to … Continue reading

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