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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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Giving Back To The Minds Of Tomorrow

Remember the Wordless Wednesday question we posted on the hump-day? We asked: “According to the National Retail Federation, how much money have families with school-age children been projected to spend on preparing for back to school?” I’m sure the parents out there remember this question. I doubt they’d be shocked at the answer either. Read […]

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How To Rock Take Our Kids To Work Day

On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million people in over 3.5 million US offices participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – founded by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993.

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3 Tips To Start Collaborating At Holiday Parties

Holiday parties provide a great platform for team networking, which helps you refine skills and lay a strong foundation for collaborating with others. Here are a few tips to get you started:

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Avoid New Employee BORE-ientation

According to the training firm Leadership IQ, “46% of rookies wash out in their first 18 months.” This was found by a study done over 3 years of 20,000 new hires. This could be due to the fact that those new hires are not clearly told what they were hired to do or what their goals should be for […]

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The Power of Communication | Helen Keller

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”- Helen Keller Inspirational quotes often come from those who break down barriers and paved the way for others. These quotes can inspire an entire team or an individual, but their historical contexts are always important to remember.

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To Be a Team is To Be Selfless

“To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.”- Mike Krzyzewski Sometimes all a team needs is to be inspired to be the best they can be. Team bonding quotes have the power to motivate a team and lead them to success.

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Go from good to great: get to know your team!

Know your team to lead your team. Have you ever worked at a place where you felt like just a cog in the machine? Where your voice didn’t matter and upper management wouldn’t give you the time of day? That kind of work situation isn’t fun and it really doesn’t ensure longevity. I mentioned appreciation in […]

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Innovation in Companies: Reward Failure & Get Results!

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 […]

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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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Building a Team: Forming

Unless you’re stranded alone on a deserted island, chances are good that you are part of a team on a regular basis. It may be a small team, it may be a large team, but these teams help us accomplish our common goals and further our mutual causes. So, how does building a team work? […]

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What makes your team successful?

Does a lucky shamrock make your team successful? Or is it strong, successful team 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 successful  leadership characteristics shared by […]

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Back to School – How to team build while you work

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 […]

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Olympic Day – Celebrating your team’s Gold Medal Performance

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 […]

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Graduation Day – Why Projects Should Have an End Date

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 […]

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Daylight Savings- Building Team Energy

I don’t know about you, but the first day back at work after pushing the clock ahead an hour hurts. It hurts a bit more to get out of bed, and it hurts to get through the day without a seventh cup of coffee (I’m well caffeinated). Let’s use this change of personal energy to […]

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