Category Archives: Educators Teambuilding

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 […]

Are Team Building Events Effective?

You may have wondered, or even asked friends or co-workers “Hey, are teambuilding events effective?” But you would probably NOT ask those same people “Hey, is food good for you?”   That is because clearly food is essential if you want to stay healthy and productive… It may be surprising, but the questions are surprisingly […]

How Can I Get Rid of Silos on My Team?

If you are wondering how to get rid of silos, I have a newsflash for you… Workplace silos are NOT barriers to be torn down. (True story!) Silos are VALUABLE connections! You don’t want to get rid of silos, because they demonstrate existing links between people based upon shared challenges, values, and contexts. You see […]

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 […]