Putting the I in Team

This sports cliche is a memorable phrase that reminds people that team success is more important than individual glory. In that sense it is wonderful and is as true for business teams as it is for sports teams. The phrase, however, overlooks the role of the individual in making the... Read More

3 Steps To Successfully Build A Team In Any Program

Any x by y matrix plan has one big risk... but also one big advantage.The biggest risk: People in your downline might think they don't have to promote and just wait for your spillover.The biggest advantage: Still, it's a great way to build a deep team quick... if you and... Read More

Seven Keys to More Effectively Leading Teams

Maybe you find yourself in a new team environment and leading a team for the first time, or maybe you have been working with and leading teams forever. Either way, the keys in this article ? whether as new information or a fresh reminder ? can make a world of... Read More

The Top Ten Methods to Create a Successful Work Team

Teams are often useful in situations where the task cannot be completed individually or if the task requires working interdependently. However, a successful team requires thought and planning. Too often, a group of individuals is simply thrown together, given a mandate, "marching orders" and then told, "Now go make us... Read More

7 Key Dimensions of High Performance Teams

7 Key Dimensions of High Performance Teams We can always look at the behaviors and skills of team leaders and team members in analyzing team performance and success, but it is also instructive to look at the overall team as well. The list of attributes that follows describes team units... Read More

12 Tips and Reminders for Team Members To Enjoy Their Team Experiences More

12 Tips and Reminders for Team Members To Enjoy Their Team Experiences More Warning: The ideas that follow work. Don't be fooled by their simplicity. For experienced team members and team leaders some of these tips may seem obvious. Sometimes however it is the obvious things we forget about or... Read More

Station Teams: Assembly Required

Too often teams aren't assembled. They just happen. A project comes along and a team is assigned to work it. The group gathers and attempts to figure out a solution, but trouble starts brewing almost at once. Only some of the people do any work. Some people don't get along.... Read More

Putting Your Expert Team Together

As a freelance writer myself, I know how important it is to have, and keep track of, experts to interview. Here are a few ideas on the topic: I always emphasize to clients and seminar participants how important it is to start and maintain a "Team 100" list -- people... Read More

How To Encourage Ideas From Your Team At Meetings

You're at a meeting with key staff. You want some new ideas to address the topic. Looking around at this group of creative, ambitious, bright people, you say, "Let's get some fresh ideas on this. Who's got something?"Suddenly,you feel like the high-school teacher who has asked a question about the... Read More

Boost Your Success With An R&D Team

One of the best ways to ensure that your planning is successful is to create your own R&D (research and development) group. All truly successful businesses have departments or teams specifically dedicated to finding and developing new and better ways to do whatever it is the company does, so why... Read More

In The News:

Russian Machine Never Breaks

Capitals have team-building curling outing during day off on Canadian road trip
Washington Post
CALGARY — The old-timers stopped throwing rocks and peered through the glass windows, wondering about the horde of youngsters who had just entered the Calgary Curling Club, established in 1888. The Washington Capitals came here Thursday ...
Alex Ovechkin Rips Pants While Curling, Team Alzner Wins Caps Curling ...Russian Machine Never Breaks
PHT Morning Skate: Ovechkin has a mishap while curlingNBCSports.com

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Jackets' team-building exercise focused on communication, teamwork
The Blue Jackets wanted to do something a little different this year when it came to a team-building exercise, so they turned to leadership expert J.B. Spisso. Spisso is no stranger to the Blue Jackets and the NHL, having worked with Columbus in the ...

Can The Royals' Team Building Philosophy Be Replicated?
The Sports Quotient
This raises the question, can this team building strategy be replicated? The Royals elite defense has been built through home grown talent and astute trades. Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were all drafted by the Royals. Each of these ...

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Lighter side: Weird and wonderful team-building activities
Human Capital Magazine Online
Offering team-building to Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong and the US, Sabre has created an array of unique team building activities. Among these is 'The Viking Saga', in which “each team will become a Viking warrior band” and “set about taking on ...

Corporate Team-Building Activities: The Good, the Bad and the Really Ugly
U.S. News & World Report
There are no i's in team. There shouldn't be broken bones, either. But a company's attempt to increase staff camaraderie by placing employees in out-of-the ordinary circumstances – blanketed under the pretense of team building – could do more team ...

Ohio Softball Participates in Team-Building Activities
Ohio University Athletics
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio softball team participated in team-building activities on Saturday, Oct. 18 in which members participated in a number of challenges. Team bonding weekend is a time I really look forward to," sophomore Taylor Saxton said.


SME Masterclass: How to run a team-building event
Be clear about what you are hoping to achieve from the team-building session. Are you hoping to blend two teams together? Are you hoping that everyone in your team will start to work together in more collaborative way? Do you have a specific new ...

Students learn team-building skills
The Hillsdale Daily News
During the morning portion of the day the students worked together on a variety of team-building exercises in the brightly-colored woods at the camp. "It was hilarious to watch the students work together for some of the challenges," Playford said. She ...

Taking time for team building
Hornell Evening Tribune
The volleyball squad's team-building exercise resulted from a two-week large-animal-handling seminar the college Farm hosted in May for Alfred University pre-vet and biology majors. Cannon said Emily Rechin, a senior leader on the volleyball team, ...

Washington Times

Capitals embrace team-building potential of long road trip
Washington Times
After arriving in Calgary following Wednesday night's game, Trotz has planned for the team to take part in its first true team-building activity of the season on Thursday: Curling at a suburban ice house, allowing players to interact away from hockey ...

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Putting the I in Team

This sports cliche is a memorable phrase that reminds people... Read More

Communication between franchisees in a franchise system

If you own a franchise you would be wise to... Read More

Presenteeism - present in body absent in productivity

Presenteeism is alive and 'not well' in many businesses today.... Read More

3 Steps To Successfully Build A Team In Any Program

Any x by y matrix plan has one big risk...... Read More

Feedback - How to Make it Effective

Let's look at the detail of giving feedback. Whether you... Read More

Business Team Building Strategy In The Jungle

"Tak kenak! Tak kenak!" "Adak Orang sanak!????"The quiet jungle has... Read More

Building Successful Work Relationships--Playing In The Same Sandbox

Remember playing in your childhood sandbox? If you enjoyed being... Read More

Conflict Is Cool

Having experienced more than my fair share of conflict over... Read More

Recruiting Government Workers As Franchisees

Many believe a leaner government promotes better freedoms with respect... Read More

Empower Your Trainees

One of the most memorable quotes that I heard from... Read More

In 2005 Collaboration is Key

Perhaps you're a small business owner wondering how you and... Read More

Team Journaling

The very effective tool of keeping a journal can be... Read More

Aligning Teams with Organizational Goals

Teams don't have to be aligned with the goals of... Read More

Building The Winning Team

Winning teams aren't created by accident. Rather, the team or... Read More

How To Help A Sick Team Become Healthy

Team Building Question:A team is full of animosity, pretended interpersonal... Read More

High Performing Teams: 10 Things You Want To Know About Building A High Performing Team

"Conflict becomes politics, commitment becomes 'Only if it's in my... Read More

Seven Keys to More Effectively Leading Teams

Maybe you find yourself in a new team environment and... Read More

The Magic and Mystery of Teams

As the world of manufacturing has become increasingly competitive, managers... Read More

Solitude Vs Teamwork!

Irrespective of any given situation, "Team Work Works!" It is... Read More

Boost Your Success With An R&D Team

One of the best ways to ensure that your planning... Read More

What College Taught Me About Teamwork Training

I declared a Communications Major two years into school, after... Read More

Hand Out Warm Glows

Do you remember how you felt after your last interaction... Read More

Having Trouble Motivating Others? Try WIIFM

Recently my fourteen-year old son Matt dressed up as Santa... Read More

Motivation - The Benefits of Spending Time with Your Team

Benefit 1 - You get to understand them betterAlmost everyone... Read More

The 5 Bes of Motivation

It's not true in every organization, but it is true... Read More