Make Team Accountability Fun With a Consequence Bowl

If you would like to improve your team accountability, starting a fun “consequence bowl” tradition may be exactly what your people need. It should not only be the responsibility of the team leader to hold others on the team accountable. All team members or staff should actively claim ownership for their own behaviors and for […]

Five Great Teamwork Verses From the Bible

There are certainly many other Bible verses that could be discussed as relating to great teamwork, but this list identifies five that are strong and inspiring examples for the topic. Improving organizational teamwork is the goal of most team building activities, and like most any other subject, the Bible provides wisdom about how to achieve […]

What is Teamwork? Here’s a Great Working Definition…

Do you need a great working definition to share with your team when they ask the question “what is teamwork?”  Defining what teamwork is can certainly help to guide better decisions and actions. People too often share phrases like “Together Everyone Achieves More,” or “teamwork makes the dream work,” but seldom understand exactly what they should be […]

Nice Guys CAN Finish First and Lead a Great Team

Whether it is heard in athletics, business, or even academics, the notion that nice guys cannot lead or finish first has become commonplace. Too many people subscribe to the old saying, “nice guys always finish last.” As quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan has become known as a “nice guy,” and that has led […]

The Top 20 Team Building Outcomes Your People Will Value

 When considering a team building event, you should know and be prepared to discuss the outcomes that you most value and the take-aways you desire your team to enjoy following the event. There are virtually hundreds of team challenges and activities available that provide outcomes ranging from trust building, to improving accountability practices, to defining […]

The Three Types of Educators at Your School

 All leaders are educators, but there are three distinct types you will need to identify. Whether in schools, on courts, or in offices, everyone in a leadership position is in a role of developing people and becomes responsible for encouraging their growth.  In fact, the organization’s success is largely dependent on the leader’s ability to teach […]

Four Steps to Improve Negative Team Attitudes

Are there negative team attitudes that you need to improve in tyour organization? You have likely heard before that students, employees, or athletes “don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  And while it is certainly a cliché, the truth is that it became a hackneyed phrase because it is […]

Team Vision, Missions, Tasks, and Times to Define Purpose and Goals

Your team needs to define both its vision and its mission to be successful. While they are often misunderstood and confused with one another, a VISION is what you want to be known for as an organization – it is the ideal imagined result you ultimately want your company to accomplish, and should be challenging  […]

Team Leadership is a lot Like Dehydrated Water

For years, I used to joke with my teams about a fantastic idea I had for a product… Dehydrated Water!  If only I could find an innovative way to package and market it, I suggested with a smirk, it was sure to become the next pet rock – and we could be swimming in pools […]