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  1. Effective Team Building Part 1 - Another Brick in the Wall! By John Roberts
    The first in a series of articles giving a slightly different viewpoint on effective team building, condensed from an original seminar presented by the author, John Roberts. John is a Freelance Training Consultant and director of JayrConsulting Ltd. Part 1 deals with selecting and building the initial team. The ideas expressed are personal opinions built up from many years of experience in the Electronics/Aerospace industry, the Armed Forces, the Telecoms industry and the Training industry. Th…


  2. Always In Motion Is The Future By David Handler
    It’s the summer of 1973, and a young film director goes searching for a studio to distribute his new screenplay. Many say no, until one finally agrees to take a chance on him. Twentieth Century Fox has such little faith anyone will actually pay to see the movie that it agrees to give him - in exchange for the usual directing fee - 40% of the box office, plus sequel, publishing and merchandising rights.Fast forward to 1977: the feature opens in a limited run at 32 theatres. Surprisingly, people…


  3. Top Ten Things About Team Building By Martin Haworth
    People who lead the best teams realise early on that they cannot run their business alone. It will either kill them or they will fail.Here are some of the ways the very best set about Team Building...Be ClearGreat team leaders have expressed a very clear vision and with it, simple expectations of their team.Are Fair and ConsistentThey have one set of rules and one set only - for everyone including themselves. Everyone knows the acceptable behaviour and standards.DelegateThe best Team Building …


  4. Franchisor Award Programs; Ideas and Innovation By Lance Winslow
    Franchisors should also be heavy on the award side of motivational material. Award certificates and plaques should be given out to franchisees who perform above expectations. Each franchisor needs to take a look at their business model and find ways to best motivate the team. In our franchise company we came up with several ideas and continually innovated to find new ways to use awards to strengthen or franchise family. Awards will be given out for:Largest Increase In Customer Base;Highest Cr…


  5. Increase Your Profits by Training Your People By Lorraine Pirihi
    What impression do outsiders get when they call your business?Is it a welcoming greeting such as "Thank you for calling The Office Organiser, this is Lorraine", or do they hear:"Lorraine's phone" "Hold the line" (before you even speak) "Hold the line please" (before you have even opened your mouth) "Lorraine speaking" (doesn't even mention the name of the business) or they speak so fast you miss the name of the organisation and have to check you rang the right number. Sometimes the initia…


  6. Leadership, Genuine, Meaningful and Productive By Stuart Malkin
    One of the best lessons I have learned is the impact and importance of leadership. It is so easy to identify dysfunctional leadership in a company (or of a governmental entity!). Many times, the common misconception is that the executives in the “ivory tower” sit around and relax, while the “workers” do all the work. Of course, happy and motivated employees are essential to a company (I still teach that in seminars that I conduct). But I have observed and learned that it is the leadership in …


  7. The 'Low-Down' on Team Development, Part I By Chris Stowell
    In recent years in the business-world there has been a lot written and said about team development. Unfortunately, most of the people doing the majority of talking lack the psychological background to accurately describe the conditions under which people choose to become a true team.In a large retail store it can be a challenge to build an environment where all or most of the employees feel they are part of a store team. It’s more common to find individual departments that act as a team, rathe…


  8. Feedback For Learning Can Turn Your Team Into Winners By James A. Bower
    Feedback:Most experts agree both types; constructive and positive feedback are beneficial and important to performance improvement. However, the way the feedback and timing of it are crucially factors.Method:Feedback will be effective only if it is specific. General statements like “ You really did a good job.” Or “ You didn’t do that so well.” Will do little to improve skills or serve as confidence builders. When providing constructive feedback, don’t focus on what was done incorrectly. Here…


  9. Team Building: Why Can't Idealists Get Along? By Rhonda Goetz
    When team members clash, disaster strikes. Project deadlines are missed, HR referees team members, the boss is angry for a week, and the raises everyone expects vanishes in the face of discord.Which personality is in charge of rallying the team members? Can’t you tell from the noise? It must an Idealist!Idealists Idealist personalities make up 8-10% of the population and populate sales, psychology, and teachers positions. This personality really likes people.Idealists are enthusiastic and hav…


  10. Effective Team Building for Stronger Teams By Trevor Bartley
    TEAM LEADERS WORKSHOPAlice asked Cheshire cat “which road should I take?” (Cheshire cat) “Where do you want to go?” (Alice) “I don’t know” (Cheshire cat) well it doesn’t matter which road you take.How do you tell a good leader? “By how many people will follow them into battle”What is Coaching?A discussion process between members of an organization aimed at exerting a positive influence in the motivation, performance and awareness of areas for improvement and development of another person t…


  11. Team Development in the Little Leagues By Stephanie Tuia
    A grassy field, two nets, a soccer ball and some playful youth is the ideal setting for a little league soccer game. You may have recalled yourself of a time when you observed these little league events. You enter a spacious field of green, housing numerous miniature soccer fields all lined up next to each other, and young athletes running after a ball. You may have been more overwhelmed by the abundance of children playing, rather than the actual soccer game itself. But what you can apprec…


  12. What’s Wrong With You, Why Don’t You Understand Me? By Della Menechella
    Recently while waiting for our lunch to be served in a nearby restaurant, my husband Michael and I were discussing our son’s upcoming science fair project. Michael was describing the steps that my son should follow to complete the assignment. While Michael was going through this elaborate process, I diligently tried to follow what he was saying, but I sat there completely clueless. As I struggled to gain a better understanding of what he was talking about, my normally affable husband starte…


  13. 4 Tips for Keeping a Team Motivated By Kara Kelso
    Companies often have incentives for reps, but sometimes that isn't enough. To keep your team motivated, you could do a number of things:1. Hold your own personal incentive for your teamThis could be something as simple as a a gift certificate for the one who sells the most in a month.2. Set up a message board just for your personal teamA great way to keep in contact with everyone. Many wahm boards already have a section for your company, so if you don't have the time to set up your own you cou…


  14. Danger... Never Hire Until You Profile! By Stephen Steckly
    You always have the staff you deserve! If you went, “Ouch!” when you read that, then good for you. You already realize you need a better team and the desire for something better is the always the first step on the road to success.Teambuilding is one of your most critical entrepreneurial activities. In business, every day is a game day and to win you must be able to field a winning team. Winning teams are made up of great employees yet many employers fail to put enough effort into their hiri…


  15. Staying Informed Key For Your Team By Denise O'Berry
    We exist in such a rapidly-changing environment. Technology is moving along so quickly it seems things change with the blink of an eye. So how do you anticipate changes that directly affect your team? Being informed is the key that can unlock the door. But, how do you stay informed and minimize information overload?* Have team members communicate proactively about important changes. Fire-fighting takes a lot more time and energy than being prepared. Additional time to prepare for changes often…


  16. Slap in the Face Recognition By Don Doman
    William came back from vacation. He walked into the office and was told that there was an envelope and a silver colored cardboard box on the safe for him. He opened the envelope. It was a form letter congratulating him on thirty years of service. In the box was an award pin in honor of his thirty years. William’s supervisor just dropped everything off on his way through town, while William was on vacation. No personal effort was ever made to thank William for his dedication. No handshake. No p…


  17. Team Building Part 2: Honesty is the Key! By John Roberts
    The second in a series of 2 articles giving a slightly different viewpoint on effective team building, condensed from an original seminar presented by the author, John Roberts. John is a Freelance Training Consultant and director of JayrConsulting Ltd. Part 1 ( Another Brick in the Wall ) dealt with selecting and building the initial team. Part 2 deals with the culture that need to be in place to run the team really effectively. The ideas expressed are personal opinions built up from many year…


  18. Leading To A Preferred Future By Jeff Earlywine
    Last month's edition of Footprints and Monuments illustrated a parallel between leadership in the face of disaster and the voyage of the Apollo 13. As you will remember, an explosion on board forced the crew to circle the moon without ever landing on their prized target. Obviously, they didn't have the preferred ending to their trip in space. But they did get home alive, and were very happy about that.This month's edition is a continuation of last month's. We will explore in detail what it mea…


  19. Communication and Trust in Highly-Effective Teams By Russ Pratt
    CEOs and others are often more effective when they have highly-effective teams at their disposal. At the point where team members all know the team goals, interpersonal conflict is reasonable, and roles are defined, many teams can still struggle. Even with everyone pointed in the same direction, there can be problems: some people won’t share information, some won’t debate the issues, some perceive a 'kill the messenger' pattern or have a fear of reprisal, some may exhibit passive aggressive …


  20. How to Boost Morale In Your Organisation By Lorraine Pirihi
    Who keeps the wheels turning in your organisation? Who holds it all together when chaos reigns supreme? Who can you rely on to run your department/business in your absence?Generally it's the admin/secretarial/support staff who toil away at their computers day after day, week after week and maybe year after year.Tell me…when's the last time you thanked or rewarded them for their efforts? I'm sure you did what everyone else does at Xmas - take them out to lunch or dinner. The once a year treat. …


  21. Business Innovation – Effective Team Structures By Kal Bishop
    Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation whilst innovation can be defined as idea selection, development and commercialisation.There are other useful definitions in this field, for example, creativity can be defined as consisting of a number of ideas, a number of diverse ideas and a number of novel ideas.There are distinct processes that enhance problem identification and idea generation and, similarly, distinct processes that enhance idea selection, development …


  22. Leading the Witness: How Asking Questions as a Trainer Can Limit Learning and Reduce Trust By Matt Beane
    "Asking questions can be a means of establishing authority, fulfilling leadership functions, and ensuring effective learning. In fact, asking questions is probably the most subtle power you have for controlling people. The person who asks questions always controls the conversation... if we could discipline our minds to ask questions instead, we could lead any conversation to wherever we wanted it because the other person would still be wrapped up in thinking what he or she wanted to say next..…


  23. How the P.R.I.D.E. Team Changed my Call Center By Greg Meares
    Several years ago I took an assignment as a Manager in an outsourcing Call Center. Shortly after I started it became clear that several areas within the department needed improvement; absenteeism was high (19%), call takers lacked the enthusiasm about the programs to deliver quality customer service and seemed unconnected to the goals and metrics.   With the overall morale of the center in a less than pleasant state the management team weighed our options. We determined that any new rules ro…


  24. High Performing Teams: 10 Things You Want To Know About Building A High Performing Team By Sharon Miller
    “Conflict becomes politics, commitment becomes ‘Only if it’s in my best interest’, accountability becomes ‘Only when it serves me,’ and results just fall by the wayside.” - Patrick Lencioni, author of “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, speaking about dysfunctional teamsBased on my experience as a manager, a member of many teams, an HR professional, and a coach, below are 10 things you want to know about high performing teams. Don’t try to do everything at once. Choose up to 3 things that will …


  25. What's the Secret Ingredient That Turns Groups into Teams? By F McDuffee
    What’s the Secret Ingredient That Turns Groups into Teams? Working together building and maintaining long-term team relationships is the key behavior and skill of the most effective people in any organization.Mutual Trust is the secret ingredient that turns groups into teams. It leads to cooperation, productivity, faster problem solving, loyalty and high morale.Some of the key elements that create trust:1. Put the goals of the team first. Place personal goals second.2. Admit weakness, concerns…






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