Category Archives: Educators Teambuilding

Four Collaboration Catalyst Questions to send up and down and across your organization

How often do your people talk? How often do they share information that isn’t just shallow conversation? How well do they know what other people are working on and how they might be able to assist? If you are having issues with collaboration in your organization, the key is to ASSC! (always stay sincerely curious) […]

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 […]

Top 11 Inspirational Songs to Motivate Your Team

An Inspirational playlist can be powerful. I didn’t realize that when I was a young leader – but the last few years that I coached, I put together a short video of pictures of our team… good times, practices, game pics, and team building locker room stuff. And the pictures were accompanied by a motivational […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]