2 Tricks to Help Your Team Deal With Change

Ever take your kids to get a haircut? So, did they look forward to it? Like many of you, I get my hair cut every month or so.  I know I need to do it.  But not everybody looks forward to getting their haircut. My son, when he was 13 or 14 years old, HATED […]

3 Ancient Quotes from a Stoic to Strengthen Your Team

As a teammate or team leader in any field, if you haven’t heard of Seneca the younger, you are missing out. Seneca was educated in Rome, but had been born in southern Spain over 2,000 years ago. His father was Seneca the Elder, a well-known Roman writer, and Seneca the younger spent his youth focused […]

Building Team Culture – Interview With Pro Business Channel

Hello business owners and team leaders! Interested in ideas that will help YOU create a more profitable and positive culture? I had a great time sharing ideas to improve culture with Rich Casanova,  and the Pro Business Channel – and you can click below to listen to the conversation we had. In it, you will […]

8 of the Top Teambuilding Trends for 2018

In this article, you will learn about the top trends in team building for 2018. As a team building facilitator and speaker, I realize that the umbrella topic of “team building” brings a number of ideas to people’s heads – not all of them positive! Many leaders can see the profitable impact of relevant and […]

3 Questions to Grow Teammates Who Serve Others

In my experience with corporate and educational groups as a speaker and team building facilitator, I have found that there are 3 levels of servant leadership.   Working with teams in every industry, it seems that one of the greatest issues that groups face is the problem of awareness…   If someone is not AWARE […]

5 Questions to Reflect on at the End of Your Year, Season, or Project

  Teams come together for very specific reasons. Some are joined together for a season of a particular sport. Some are built for an important corporate project. But whatever your area of focus or purpose of being part of a team, at the end of your year… or your season… or your project… there should […]

The Gift of Connection and its Impact on Team Accountability

Ryan Buell and colleagues from Harvard Business School did a fascinating experiment in a restaurant to test the effect of cameras on food quality. In one situation, customers were able to see the cooks as they prepared their food. In the other instance, it was the reverse—cooks were provided with video screens showing the diners […]

Slackers and Hustlers and Building Your Team

You don’t have to LIKE the same stuff your teammates do to be great teammates. You don’t have to LIKE the same stuff your spouse does to build a great marriage. The key to unity is DISLIKING the same things!   Let me explain. I like tennis. My wife is more into running. And that’s […]

Two Surprising Teamwork Lessons for Your Team From My First Marathon

Let’s start by stating the obvious. Marathons are hard. And marathons are far more of an individual challenge than a team activity. So what does running a marathon have to do with you leading your team? A good bit, actually…   First, a brief summary of my marathon experience: My wife and I decided to […]

Do the People on Your Team NEED to Like Each Other?

I got an email from a client that asked me for advice about a group of employees. In her words they were “having a hard time working together because they just don’t seem to like each other.” She asked what she could do to help the situation. Basically she was asking the same thing many […]