Posts tagged: employee recognition

What makes your team successful?

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Does a lucky shamrock make your team successful? Or is it strong Leadership characteristics?

Most things improve if you run into a bit of good luck, but if you want a great team, you need a lot more than good fortune.

Here are some of the most common leadership characteristics shared by people who have built fantastic teams. They didn’t rely on the luck o’ the Irish at all.

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Valenteam – Sweetheart Ideas for Meeting Energizers and Team Builders

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Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch.

The energy created between sweethearts is second to none, but creating energy within your team is equally as important.

Here are some fantastic team builders that also function as meeting energizers, and they work with onsite staff as well as staff you have out there in the virtual world.

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More Team Building Quotes

What we need to do is learn to work in the system, by which I mean that everybody, every team, every platform, every division, every component is there not for individual competitive profit or recognition, but for contribution to the system as a whole on a win-win basis. Read more ›

Team Vampires – How to Stop the Bite of Negative Team Members

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Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess the other a dead bride (gulp). Seems as kids get older the scarier their costumes get, my princess is 5 and my bride is 10. By the time kids become adults they can get even scarier — some even become Vampires, and they wear their costume to work, everyday.

In the following article, I’m going to talk a bit about how to deal with those Team Vampires and stop their negative bite. Read more ›

Back to School – How to team build while you work

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As summer time ticks away the stores have gone from seasonal sections of gardening and outdoor to school supplies. Aisles upon aisles filled with everything from erasers and rulers to back packs and water bottles. There is a palpable excitement amongst the youngest of school goers as the seasons change from summer to school.

That early excitement for school has always been an amazing thing to me. Why is it that older kids seems to dread the transition, while the younger ones get crazy excited? Have you ever seen that same effect with the teams you work with? The ones who have seasoned with the project seem to drag a bit while new comers have a sense of excitement… Read more ›

Olympic Day – Celebrating your team’s Gold Medal Performance

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I can only imagine that there is something special about getting up on the podium and accepting a Gold Medal for your efforts on behalf of your country. The pride associated with achieving top recognition and award for successfully reaching your stated goals, and of course surpassing the competition.

As we think about the quest for Gold, let’s think about how we can inspire Gold Medal performances in our teams. For more on Rewarding and Recognizing great teams check out Bob Nelsons Book 1001 Way to Reward and Recognize.

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Graduation Day – Why Projects Should Have an End Date

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There is nothing more demoralizing for a team then working on a project or job that has no distinct beginning, middle, or end. Humans like to know where they are going, how their progress is coming, and when they get there. Your business projects should be no different.

Take these three phases into consideration and see where you are in your teams projects (and more importantly if you are stuck in any one… ). Then, take some time in the planning stages of a project to break your project into multiple stages with recognizable BME (beginning, middle and end).

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