Stop Wasting Time and Money… Trust Falls Don’t Work!

Have you been through an experience that was CALLED “teambuilding,” only to regret the investment of time and resources? Have you felt that an event was ineffective because it had very little impact or seemed irrelevant? Ever sat through something  (like a trust fall) that didn’t change the negative or unfocused behaviors you see threatening […]

The Only 3 Options to Cure a Toxic Team Culture

If you are leading or working in a toxic team culture, there are only 3 cures that you will ultimately be able to choose from to make things better. Yes, there are thousands of consultants and coaches giving hundreds (if not thousands) of different opinions about what contributes to and affects a workplace environment – […]

Two Unexpected Ways to Earn the Attention of Your Distracted Team

You see it every day… Teammates get distracted constantly by the barrage of noise around them – and that means they do not pay as much attention to YOUR emails, conversations, texts, or smoke signals… It isn’t just millennials on your team who are distracted anymore.  It’s truly everyone. Yeah – even the old guy […]

Five MORE Unique Virtual Team Building Ideas That Are Fun, Fast, and Free!

  With a pandemic still affecting so many teams (and impacting interactions by separating your people), leaders are looking for more virtual ideas to include in meetings that provide team building take-aways – that are fun, fast and free.   You may have already used some of the Easy and Effective Virtual Team Building Ideas […]

TWO WAYS TO IMPROVE CULTURE AND OVERCOME THE CHALLENGE OF CONFORMITY

I was playing Othello with my daughter a few weeks ago… (fun finding things to do during a pandemic)  And I was reminded – while flipping discs over – of how people in YOUR organization conform to Team Norms. If you want to improve team culture in your organization, you have to overcome the challenge […]

Three Unexpected Ideas to Help Lead Your Team and Thrive in Change

If you lead a team, at some point you will need ideas to help them thrive in change. Change is inevitable.  Adaptation is not – but a refusal to adapt and grow is the first step to frustration and eventually result in team failure.   So in order to share a few unexpected ideas to […]

How to Clarify and Define Your Team Email Expectations and Digital Communication Agreements

Working with teams, one of the common issues is poor communication… That likely doesn’t surprise you.   But what might surprise you is that much of the issues that occur on teams – large and small – could have been avoided if they had BEGUN with a clear set of team expectations.   Want to […]

The Dynamics of Successfully Filling a Role on Your Team

Roles are an essential part of any team. Whether it is in sports or business, the better each individual buys into their role, the more successful the organization can become. On the flip side, if everyone is trying to do their own thing, or trying to be the star of the show, it seems like […]

How to Ensure Your Next Speaker Has a MEASURABLE IMPACT on Your Team

With many programs now being delivered virtually, the IMPACT of those events becomes a concern for many event planners and managers… As a basketball coach, one of the things that we did as a program to develop our team culture was bringing in outside speakers every couple of weeks throughout the season.  The guest speaker […]