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 […]
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 […]
Team bonding brings people together by encouraging collaboration and teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in a different setting. People on your team are asked to think about the implications of these activities at their workplace. One of the most powerful reasons for team […]
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes from history offer immeasurable inspirational leadership advice. Great leaders and activists from history highlight what our country and world has been through and remind us how we can change it.
If you stop and think about it, Disney movies teach valuable lessons about the power of encouragement, teamwork, and developing leadership skills. Many of these qualities are essential to young children, but also highlight some of the most important qualities of a leader and a successful team.
“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey
When you need team consensus and commitment to tackle an issue, involve your team in the decision making process. Sergey Dudiy, Ph.D. posted the Top Nine Tips for Better Teamwork and Team Building in 2005, eight years ago. Quality advice can definitely stand the test of time!
In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure. This deprioritizes innovation in companies. Plus, you may end up repeating those mistakes. Years of research has led Laurence Weinzimmer, Bradley University management professor, to conclude that businesses that are accepting of mistakes have […]
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.
Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action, inspiring people to follow them. Today, many leaders care more about their positions than the work that is right in front of them. Leadership isn’t about the […]
Pay attention! Complacency at work leads to less innovation, less trust and less loyalty within your organization. Are you encouraging change? Do you reward failure? Is turnover on the rise? Are you making decisions based on intuition and information? Or, only to relieve a sense of anxiety?
Employee engagement is the emotional commitment an employee has to the organization and its goals. Engaged employees care about their work, they use discretionary effort to accomplish work as a team and their performance is of higher quality.
Now, wouldn’t you rather be outside on a gorgeous summer day than stuck inside the office? I think so! Here’s an idea, work outside.
“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”- Mother Teresa
“Great moments are born from great opportunities.”- Herb Brooks Sometimes a team just needs that extra motivational boost to get their spirits up, perform to the best of their ability and achieve success. Team building quotes can be that motivation to allow a team to come together as one.
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration that your projects require the more assertive (not passive, aggressive or passive-aggressive!) and intentional your communication should be.
“Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.” – Sammy Davis Jr. Quotes are a great tool for motivating employees and yourself. They can help inspire teams and leaders to work together through many different situations. Familiar, eloquent voices […]
There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement. Managing a team is tough. Keeping employee morale high is hard. There’s a lot of pressure to keep employees happy… engaged… productive.
”I just try to get out of my own way because if anyone is their own worst enemy, it’s usually you.” – Taylor Dayneteamwork Many team building tips focus on how you can influence others to collaborate… communicate… just speak to each other! Meanwhile, networking and career building advice tends to focus more on you, […]
Have you made a team building resolution for the New Year?! You should! The best team building strategies come from strong leaders that set goals and we have a few suggestions to help you get started: