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Team Vampires – How to Stop the Bite of Negativity At Work

Halloween is just around the corner. My daughters are picking out their ghoulish costumes … one a princess and 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 […]

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Team Building Quote of the Week: 1+1 = 3 … or much more

“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey

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Why she left you, a story of employee turnover and overcoming heartbreak.

She left you. It’s over. You can’t go back now! All you can do is learn from your mistakes. Turnover can be rough, and it can be amicable; no matter what, no one really wants to go through it, not even the employee who’s leaving you.

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Team Building Tip: Organizational Challenges?

“Stuff happens” in organizations. The the right event can help your team deal with some of those major events and stop organizational challenges. When there are major events and upheavals happening within your organization, sometimes it takes a Team Building event to pull it all together. Taking the time to notice stress within your team […]

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Complacency In The Workplace, A Productivity Killer

com·pla·cen·cy kəmˈplāsənsē/ noun: complacency; noun: complacence a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements. “the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency” synonyms: smugness, self-satisfaction, self-congratulation, self-regard;

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More About What Makes A Successful Team

Ever feel totally out of your element? Chances are that many of your team members do, which makes success difficult to tackle. We all often feel like everyone around us has their act together and we don’t. Even your most successful employees likely feel a little phony at times.

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There is no I in Team – Effective Leadership

The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork.

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Rule Your Workplace Culture with an Iron Fist

A staggering 96% of people think that their workplace culture needs a change. This isn’t about laying down the law. This is about individual accountability and intention.

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Use ALL Team Building Tools to Build a Stronger Team

“Satisfied or happy employees are not necessarily engaged. And engaged employees are the ones who work hardest, stay longest, and perform best.” – Gallup Business Journal Gallup has found that engagement has a greater effect on workers’ wellbeing than any of the benefits it studied. Employees want an intrinsic connection to their work and their […]

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The 5S of Kaizen for team success!

In a follow up to last week’s post on Kaizen for team building, this week we’ll delve a little deeper into the philosophy. This week’s tip for team success is to keep the workplace spick and span. Clear the clutter, clear the mind!

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Kaizen: A Japanese philosophy could change your team structure for the good.

“Renew the heart and make it good”, Kaizen is a Japanese term that can be translated as, “constant improvement for the good”. Kaizen is the philosophy at the forefront of Toyota Motor Company’s operations. It is considered one of the world’s greatest manufacturers. There is even a book written about “The Toyota Way”. Kaizen: Constant Improvement

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For a winning team, agree to avoid the RUMOR MILL.

“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor”

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Plan for effective team building.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

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Innovative Team Problem Solving Activities That Work

Objections. Judgement. Criticism. Debate can facilitate quite a bit of innovative team problem solving activities. It’s true. If your team members like to collaborate, you shouldn’t make them compete…depending on your goal.  If your goal is to help your team boost innovation and problem solving, it may be best to go “against type” when selecting an event. […]

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14 Tweetable Team Building Quotes that Rock!

It’s Monday. Blah! It’s probably a short week in the office for you, but short weeks can feel like the lonnnnngest. Here’s a little team building inspiration to help you (and your team) stay motivated through the work day.

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Work as a team! In order to build, we must first bond.

You work as a team. You want to succeed. Now what? For your organization to grow and succeed, you must create strong bonds within and amongst your teams.

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Feature Friday: Employee Training Programs

You have a great team, right? And you want to keep that team. Retaining employees is vital to success. Participants in employee training programs like leadership development are 45% more likely to stay with their employer!

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Team Building Tip: Competitive v.s. Collaborative

Don’t make them compete if they like to collaborate. Picking the right Team Building style for your event will help your team be more receptive. Team Building events can be physical, collaborative, creative, challenging, competitive or high energy, etc. Your job is selecting the style of event that your team will enjoy, while still being […]

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Performing as a Team – How to Succeed

In the world of group development, if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve gotten the brass ring. You’ve won the game. You have boldly gone where no team has gone before. Okay, so maybe you’re not the only team to get here, but you’re still kind of a big deal! You know what I’m talking about […]

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Building a Team: Storming

Sometimes building a team can feel like being on Survivor Island, with everyone fighting to make sure their strategy will win out in the end. Let’s say you’re a couple of weeks into your new assignment, and your team has made it through the ‘Getting to Know You’, or Forming, phase of your group’s journey. […]

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