Category Archives: Great Results

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 […]

Building Team Culture – Interview With Pro Business Channel

Hello business owners and team leaders! Interested in ideas that will help YOU create a more profitable and positive culture? I had a great time sharing ideas to improve culture with Rich Casanova,  and the Pro Business Channel – and you can click below to listen to the conversation we had. In it, you will […]

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 […]

5 Questions to Reflect on at the End of Your Year, Season, or Project

  Teams come together for very specific reasons. Some are joined together for a season of a particular sport. Some are built for an important corporate project. But whatever your area of focus or purpose of being part of a team, at the end of your year… or your season… or your project… there should […]

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 […]

One Question to Better Connect with Your Teammates and Clients

As a team building facilitator, coach, and speaker, I have observed and learned a great deal about teams and teammates over the last 20 years. And one of the powerful insights that I often share at events is how to create team unity. Building a cohesive team requires you to connect people to two very important […]

How Many Mission Statements Does Your Team Have?

The importance of mission statements struck me when I was still a coach and teacher, because I worked at five different high schools in my career.  That wasn’t because I couldn’t keep a teaching job… The moves happened because of coaching positions that came open.  Often it was just a better situation, and once it was […]