Team Building Part 2: Honesty is the Key!

The second in a series of 2 articles giving a slightly different viewpoint on effective team building, condensed from an original seminar presented by the author, John Roberts. John is a Freelance Training Consultant and director of JayrConsulting Ltd. Part 1 ( Another Brick in the Wall ) dealt with... Read More

Brainstorm

Ever lost for ideas while working in a group? One of the most often-used technique for generating many ideas is Brainstorming. Alex Osborn, a partner in an advertising agency, developed brainstorming techniques years ago in 1941 to help his employees to come up with many, many ideas for their advertising... Read More

Team Building Survey Reveals Clues, Not Answers

Team Building Question:I'm a manager of a team of 20 people and here is my question. At this year's survey, the results show that my team members don't think their colleagues (from my section and from other sections) often act on their own initiative. I would like to know what... Read More

Motivating Your Employees

CREATE A MOTIVATIONAL CLIMATE: Create a climate where others find long-term motivation. Long term motivation comes from a positive work environment, and positive reinforcement. Usually long-term motivation is impossible without short-term motivation. Short-term motivation comes from the staff working together, learning from each other, and giving as well as receiving... Read More

The Top 7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Employees

As I work with clients to strengthen their teams and to make their businesses more profitable, I often encounter some serious misunderstandings of human nature. These misunderstandings usually lead business leaders in the wrong direction when they attempt to inspire their employees to perform at a higher level. Fortunately, you... Read More

The 5 Bes of Motivation

It's not true in every organization, but it is true in many. Managers often don't understand their employees. They don't know how to motivate, inspire, and correct people effectively. As I work with my clients, I hear the same questions repeatedly: "How do I get my employees to ??quit complaining?"?do... Read More

Motivation - The Benefits of Spending Time with Your Team

Benefit 1 - You get to understand them betterAlmost everyone wants to know that their manager is genuinely and positively interested in them. They may not always give that impression by their demeanour but trust me - they want to know you care; they want acceptance from you.If they know... Read More

Mastermind Team: Do You Have One?

The key to life is to be around the people who will empower you to reach the next level in life! In order to exceed your present reach, you need to be around people who will help you stretch a little farther. The secret to a productive mastermind team is... Read More

Leading To A Preferred Future

Last month's edition of Footprints and Monuments illustrated a parallel between leadership in the face of disaster and the voyage of the Apollo 13. As you will remember, an explosion on board forced the crew to circle the moon without ever landing on their prized target. Obviously, they didn't have... Read More

Employee and Coworkers Gifts

Giving gifts to your co-workers or your employees can be a tricky business. You want to give something that is they will really enjoy but doesn't break your piggy bank. You want to give something that suits the individual's tastes but doesn't suggest anything politically. We have some suggestions that... Read More

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Why It Pays to Out More Humor in the Workplace

1. Humor reduces stress levels and stress is the number... Read More

Why Is Teamwork Training Important?

"When teamwork kicks in, nobody can beat you." Don Shula,... Read More

How to Turn Idea Squashers into Possibilities

Managing a small business continues to become more challenging. However,... Read More

How to be Healthier and Happier In Your Organisation

Did you know your work environment can actually make you... Read More

How to Boost Morale In Your Organisation

Who keeps the wheels turning in your organisation? Who holds... Read More

Team Work

So much has been written on this subject; Team Work,... Read More

Effective Team Building for Stronger Teams

TEAM LEADERS WORKSHOPAlice asked Cheshire cat "which road should I... Read More

Your Administration Team - Look After Them

In most organisations the administration/support team, although they can be... Read More

People Are The Heart Of Your Organization

Do you let your people express their thoughts about the... Read More

Building Your Dream Marketing Team

The Fantasy: Your marketing budget is packed to the brim... Read More

Getting Team Discussions Moving in The Right Direction

Group discussions are where much of the creative work of... Read More

Go On, Be A Tiger

From the moment he putted with Bob Hope on the... Read More

Downsizing Your Team

Team Building Question:Our office has recently learned that about 20... Read More

Functioning in a Dysfunctional Workplace

Sometimes the greatest challenges lay not within the actions of... Read More

Building The Winning Team

Winning teams aren't created by accident. Rather, the team or... Read More

Team Communication Critical To Success

I'm often asked, "Why is my team always fighting fires... Read More

You, Your Team, and Your Coach

The grand purpose of coaching is to help your managers,... Read More

Joy and Laughter in the Workplace: Lessons From the Land of OZ

Turbulent TwistersYou've read about it in the headlines and experienced... Read More

Team and Organizational Survival Strategies for Turbulent Economic Times

Survival: The Name of the New Economic Game People rarely... Read More

Employee and Coworkers Gifts

Giving gifts to your co-workers or your employees can be... Read More

Manage Expectations to Reduce Everyday Frustrations

Just today my partner Russ and I sat down to... Read More

High Performing Teams: 10 Things You Want To Know About Building A High Performing Team

"Conflict becomes politics, commitment becomes 'Only if it's in my... Read More

Effective Team Building For Organizational Success

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common... Read More

Marche, or How Teams Work.

On the trail in Northern Canada "Marche" was the word... Read More

Workplace Fitness: Tongue-In-Cheek

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Current English, to speak... Read More

Team Development in the Little Leagues

A grassy field, two nets, a soccer ball and some... Read More

Consensus: The Right Team Decision Strategy?

Consensus is the appropriate decision strategy for the most important... Read More

Leadership Quality Through Kindness

In days past, loyalty was a given. The worker in... Read More

You are Excused from Training

Trainers, please picture this... You are presenting in a new... Read More

Collaboration Software - Building an Office Without Walls

The rise of the internet has given businesses a new... Read More

Feedback For Learning Can Turn Your Team Into Winners

Feedback:Most experts agree both types; constructive and positive feedback are... Read More

Yes, But What Are You Really Saying?

More and more I hear people misunderstanding what someone else... Read More

Aligning Corporate Teams

Picture yourself entering a corporate meeting, team meeting, or business... Read More