Category Archives: Athletic Teambuilding

The BEST $20 You Can Spend to Improve Teamwork

Recognition and morale have a tremendous impact on the productivity of your team. And, as a teammate or team leader, one of the greatest challenges is to EFFECTIVELY spend your professional development money so you improve teamwork and create a positive, high-performing culture.   But that is the problem…   Much like the old marketing […]

How do Short Team Building Ideas Deliver REAL Impact?

As a leader, you are always looking for short team building ideas that will deliver impact and inspire your people to be better teammates. There are dozens of simple activities that you can use to accomplish this, but the main focus should NOT be the activities you use.   Activities are simply tools – but […]

7 Ways to Build Relationships that Improve Teamwork in Your Office

An important part of the message I often share with teams and team leaders is the idea that you must have TWO vital connections to get energy from your people:   1.  They must connect to a compelling common goal 2.   They must connect to each other   It is true that connecting to the […]

5 Examples of Important SOFT Skills that Ignite Workplace Performance

As important as technical skills and knowledge may be in your industry, team leaders and teammates soon realize that the soft stuff is really the hard stuff. Workplace performance is the result of developing your people beyond the normal range of technical skills. Emphasizing soft skills is not just important – it is vital to […]

Have You Clarified Your Team Norms?

Team norms are the foundation of your team CULTURE. Your team CULTURE determines your team performance.   And while ALL leaders invest time and resources in strategy, that is never enough to build a GREAT team! Strategy is what you want done, but CULTURE determines how it is done. And CULTURE has become a buzz-word […]

TWO Powerful Questions to Use Instead of Asking “What’s Wrong?”

When somebody asks you “what’s wrong?” it automatically invites you to deliver a list of complaints or to explain why you are not okay in that moment… Great teammates and leaders know that the quality of our life, and our leadership, is determined by the quality of the questions we ask!    So what can […]

How to Handle a Complainer… and Turn Them Into a Contributor

We’ve all heard them over the years. Heck- some of us have BEEN one of them. The complainer. The person who sees something that needs to be done… who notices a problem and says out loud (or internally) that “somebody should…” And the truth is that on your team, there are lots of those internal […]

Use a PreMortem Activity to Ensure Team Success

Everybody likes to set goals… But at the end of the season, do you always accomplish them? As a team building event facilitator, I have learned that most teams do not… because they start the journey without preparing for the difficulties and issues that will likely be experienced along the way.   As leaders, the […]

What Does Your Team Celebrate?

As a coach I had a love/ hate relationship with ESPN. The ESPN network provides around the clock information and scores and (sometimes) interesting commentary about the teams I follow… so I am a fan of SportsCenter… But the same network has also has been the catalyst for an unfortunate contributor to the diminishing quality […]

Forget Results and Focus on What Matters More

What results do you want? Great Results Team Building was founded on the idea that you cannot get great results by focusing on results only…  Great results are a symptom of focusing on connections to people and to a shared purpose. And whatever trophy or result you desire – whether it is for an athletic […]