Category Archives: Business Teambuilding

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 […]

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 […]

3 Lessons on Mental Gardening That Can Grow Your Team

My in-laws are probably the most avid and talented gardeners I know.  When my wife and I visit their home, I always find myself amazed at the beauty of their back yard. The perimeter of their well-manicured lawn is an oasis of beds filled with trees, shrubs, and flowers arranged to produce a symphony of […]

How to Replace Jealousy with Team Trust

 If you are currently part of a group that lacks team trust or is struggling with issues like petty jealousy or defensiveness, rest assured that there is hope. Any negative environment you are now experiencing can be improved by investing time in building or repairing relationships – but once you have acknowledged that there is […]

Six Reasons Your Team is Underachieving

The end of the year is a time for reflection, and often a useful opportunity to consider what you can do as a leader to improve your team in the year to come. When you take a moment to review your team’s performance, keep in mind that every organization could be perceived as underachieving. It […]

Are You an Ahab, Ishmael, or Part of the Crew?

There is a saying that you are one of three things: You are either watching the parade, in the parade, or leading the parade… That brief analogy can convict the least involved among us with its truth and simplicity.  It is likely that you have, at times, played each of the three roles. But it […]