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:


EI Design Creates an Innovative Team Building Strategy
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
As part of this, several initiatives were unveiled that encompass team building, additional measures for team retention, talent management and grooming for growth. Besides this, an integrated learning and development plan has been drawn up to cover ...

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NPR

Paintballing The Boss: Office Team-Building Exercises Gone Bad
NPR
Who can forget that game of Twister played in a skirt? Or the failed "trust fall" where the boss ends up on the ground? Office team-building exercises often create lasting memories — just not necessarily ones you want to remember. Several years ago ...

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Area Prep Football Players Take Part in FCA Team Building
WJHG-TV
Marianna, FL---Call it team building with a strong message of becoming better role models built in. The Northwest Florida chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is holding a series of three team building football camps in Marianna this month.


Corporate Challenge Promotes Health, Team Building and Competitive Spirit
STLtoday.com
The Challenge benefits the entire community with friendly competition, team building, networking and just plain old fun. It generates spirit and unity among employees of those businesses that participate. Participants also get to use the workout ...


Ohio State spends some team-building time at the waterpark (Photos)
Yahoo Sports (blog)
Nov 23, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer claps with his team before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes beat Indiana Hoosiers 42-14. (Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY ...


Camp R.O.C.K. offers games, team-building for kids
Clarksdale Press Register
Kids ages 6 to 8 years old filled Camp R.O.C.K (Recreation and Outdoors for Coahoma's Kids) during its first week at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, participating in activities from flag races and disc golf to canoeing, archery, floor ...


The Providence Journal

Oakland's All-Stars show varied approach to team building
The Providence Journal
“It's really rare you see a team built the way ours was built,” said Brandon Moss Monday. “Usually you hear teams and media talk so much about building from within with prospects or spending money on a large payroll. You can't always control where you ...

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Video: Wildcats hit beach for team-building event
Big Ten Network
One of the many perks of going to school at Northwestern is its proximity to Lake Michigan. The Wildcats know this, and they recently went to the University's north beach for a team-building exercise. The weather, foggy and cool, was perfect for the ...
Video: Northwestern Football Had An Intense Military-Style Team Building ...College Spun

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Creative teambuilding activities to try at home
Poughkeepsie Journal
Teambuilding is the process of turning a group of individuals into a cohesive team working together to accomplish a common goal. Companies typically hold teambuilding events in an effort to get employees to be more collaborative and productive at their ...


/Looking for a Team Building idea for your company, call Creative Spirits ...
Arizona Daily Sun
No experience is necessary. An instructor will paint with you and guide you through every step. You can bring your own wine or beer to enjoy while painting. We also host private parties, corporate and team building events. Call us at 928-853-7119 for ...

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4 Tips for Keeping a Team Motivated

Companies often have incentives for reps, but sometimes that isn't... Read More

Cross-Cultural Communication: Grin and Jump In!

Multiculturalism is a reality in North America and for those... Read More

Outdoor Team Development ? Harmless Fun or Serious Learning?

The Sales Director had organised a great conference; the venue... Read More

Team Building requires one great dynamic for true Success - Mateship

A Successful Team is built around mateship, around respect for... Read More

What College Taught Me About Teamwork Training

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

Brainstorm

Ever lost for ideas while working in a group? One... Read More

Book Summary: The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player

A follow-up companion reader to The 17 Indisputable Laws of... Read More

Leadership, Genuine, Meaningful and Productive

One of the best lessons I have learned is the... Read More

Motivate People with Feedback

Someone once said - "Feedback is the breakfast of champions."... Read More

Leading To A Preferred Future

Last month's edition of Footprints and Monuments illustrated a parallel... Read More

Do You Want to Get Others to Improve Their Performance? Then Expect the Best

Recently I decided to stretch my athletic abilities and add... Read More

Beyond Brainstorming ? Large Groups

When leaders, consultants and managers require ideas, they automatically tend... Read More

Downsizing Your Team

Team Building Question:Our office has recently learned that about 20... Read More

Company Picnic Ideas and Planning Tips

The company picnic is a beloved tradition at many firms.It's... Read More

Building High Performing Teams: Putting the I Back in Teamwork

Ever watched a really brilliant idea meet with resistance and... Read More

4 Tips for Keeping a Team Motivated

Companies often have incentives for reps, but sometimes that isn't... Read More

If You Can?t See It, They Won?t Do It

Recently, while developing a customer service program, I asked my... Read More

Team Development and Learning

A tight knit team is a group of competent individuals... Read More

The Top 7 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Employees

As I work with clients to strengthen their teams and... Read More

How to Align Your Team through Change

Eight Principles for Purposeful AlignmentEffective teamwork requires individual members of... Read More

Franchisor Award Programs; Ideas and Innovation

Franchisors should also be heavy on the award side of... Read More

Mastermind Team: Do You Have One?

The key to life is to be around the people... Read More

Manage Expectations to Reduce Everyday Frustrations

Just today my partner Russ and I sat down to... Read More

Whats the Secret Ingredient That Turns Groups into Teams?

What's the Secret Ingredient That Turns Groups into Teams? Working... Read More

The Top Ten Methods to Create a Successful Work Team

Teams are often useful in situations where the task cannot... Read More