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

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PennLive.com

Fascinating team-building process awaits Kelly, Eagles
Allentown Morning Call
Starting quarterback Sam Bradford isn't recovered enough from his twice-torn anterior cruciate ligament to take the field for team drills, although that news comes as no surprise. Their top two outside receivers appear to be Riley Cooper and Josh Huff.
Chip Kelly on LeSean McCoy: Race isn't a factor in building teamPennLive.com
Chip Kelly only has to make sense to Chip KellyPhilly.com
Eagles' Kelly says McCoy was wrong to question his motivesFOX19

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TheStreet.com

Extreme Team-Building: This Company Outing Is Not for Couch Potatoes
TheStreet.com
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) — A summer picnic might be a fun company outing, but it's not the most creative way of boosting camaraderie. Skytop Lodge in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania is offering a more challenging retreat to build ...


Survey Reveals 25 Unusual Team-Building Activities
PR Newswire (press release)
MENLO PARK, Calif., May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Why break bread with colleagues when you can break dance? That's what one company did for team building, according to a survey of 400 U.S. advertising and marketing executives by The Creative Group ...
'My Chicken Dance Is Better than Yours'Canada NewsWire (press release)

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Times-Journal

Going underground: Caving a team-building adventure to remember
Times-Journal
It's the one adventure that, truth be told, I have been dreading. The only time in my life I can recall feeling claustrophobic was decades ago during a night scuba dive. Somehow crawling beneath the earth through caves drenched in little but mud and ...


The man running Baidu's AI lab reveals a team-building strategy CIOs should steal
IT World Canada
There's a lot of time, money and talent being put into artificial intelligence, or systems that would act more like thinking human beings. Some, like Telsa's Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking, fear such advanced systems might eventually rise up ...


Ottawa Citizen

Funhaven: Where an auditor general goes to build a team
Ottawa Citizen
The broadcaster reported that the AG had spent more than $23,000 on team-building trips in the Ottawa area — including three visits to Funhaven, totalling $4,919.32 of taxpayer money — which the CTV report claimed “appear to violate federal rules ...


The new rules of real estate team building: Part 2
Inman.com
There are many real estate team-building models available to use as your framework. The model I propose is one that focuses on a “core membership” centered on collaboration. Ideally, the core member relationship should be structured upon a sense of ...

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CIT Magazine

Case Study: Hitachi's two-day teambuilding event
CIT Magazine
When the teams are able to meet, it is often organised in-house on a conventional meeting format. At the start of 2015, Hitachi Europe approached Bluehat Group to ask for teambuilding ideas that would bring their meeting objectives to life. After a ...


Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Are off-site team-building events worth the time and cost?
Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Many managers believe that spending a day or two away from the office will re-energize the team and lead to out-of-the-box solutions to business dilemmas. These off-site sessions can be costly and often come with huge expectations. So what do you need ...


The new rules of real estate team building: Part 1
Inman.com
There are many real estate team-building models available to use as your framework. The model I propose is one that focuses on a “core membership” centered on collaboration. Ideally the core member relationship should be structured upon a sense of ...

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The 5 Bes of Motivation

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

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It's the summer of 1973, and a young film director... Read More

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Building a Successful Team

Once you've set a goal for yourself as a leader... Read More

Listening Between the Lines

Have you seen the tee-shirt with the slogan, "Talk to... Read More

Team Journaling

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

Building Your Dream Marketing Team

The Fantasy: Your marketing budget is packed to the brim... Read More

Effective Team Building for Stronger Teams

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Business Team Building Strategy In The Jungle

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