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Ask These 3 Questions to Power-Up Your Meetings

Alex Budak | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Alex Budak

Rather than accepting stale, vapid and mind-numbing meetings as a way of life, consider adding in these three questions to transform a meeting into an hour of team building, professional growth, and value reinforcement.

5 Ways to Create Killer Culture

Emma Isaacs | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Emma Isaacs

Overstressed, overworked, caffeine-addicted, fast-food eating team members are probably not going to perform as well as those looking after themselves. Providing a healthy lunch for your team once a week in a communal space encourages people to switch off and talk to one another.

5 Signs Your Team is Dyfunctional

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Patrick Lencioni in his work The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team outlined the key things that contribute to ineffective team outcomes. Let's explore those and what you, the leader, can do to create a fully functional team.

Team Building Activities: 5 Things to Consider

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Teamwork is an important part of any organization. It leads to higher productivity, more effective communication and a better climate and culture. Many organizations are trying to foster team building, and one way they are doing it is through dedicated team-building activities.

5 Steps to Building an Effective Team

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Without team building skills, a manager risks limiting the productivity of their employees to what each member can do on their own, whereas if you foster team building you can unite your team around a common goal, which will raise productivity as a result.

The Most Dangerous Person in Your Office

Damian Bazadona | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

While no one aspires to be "that guy" -- a poor collaborator and a weak leader who disrespects their colleagues and undermines the health of the company -- these behaviors unfortunately play out every day in the workplace.

Three Tests of Leadership in the New Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing concern regarding disengaged employees reflects a simple truth: leadership requirements have changed, most leaders have not.

Top Characteristics of a Great Leader

Holly Rust | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

I've personally been very fortunate to work with some amazing, influential, brilliant people over the course of my career. Some of these colleagues carried titles and others did not, however all possessed many of the qualities I deem to be that of a remarkable leader.

Five Success Strategies From an Accidental Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Many of us don't set out to become entrepreneurs running companies and managing scores of people.

How To Make The Team

Jerrie Kertz | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Jerrie Kertz

We all want to be part of the team. But with so much competition out there, what does it take for you to stand out and get that coveted tap on the shoulder? It's ultimately up to you, but here are four things you can do to improve your odds.

How To Build A Great Team On A Startup Budget

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.02.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It's never easy and you'll always have to go back and make changes to your original team, but these strategies can help you overcome that first hurdle of startup teambuilding.

5 Critical Team Building Strategies For Entrepreneurs

Jose Vasquez | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Use these strategies to get your business off the ground with the right team.

Team Cohesion: Are You Succeeding or Failing?

John Murphy | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
John Murphy

Pretty blunt question, isn't it? The reason this title is so foremost in my mind is that it has come up as an issue in recent conversations with a couple of leaders of teams, and some people who are not the leaders, but members of teams.

Team Geographically Dispersed? Leverage All Senses to Keep Connected

George Bradt | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Live beats visual beats audio beats written. Move up the communication chain as much and as frequently as you can and leverage different tools across different senses to bridge the remaining gaps.

5 Ways Dining Out Can Improve Your Management Style

Kristine Boyden | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Kristine Boyden

Well, when you find yourself dining at a restaurant that's at the top of its game, ask yourself: what makes your overall experience so satisfying?

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

Startups and Relationships: How to get Them Both Right

George Vou | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
George Vou

My job now is to try to keep our startup alive; there are no trips and no cars -- there are baby puppies though. My girlfriend is now my pregnant wife and we live at her mum's place. Glamorous, no?

4 Reasons Smart Leaders Scrimmage

Dianna Booher | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

Scrimmaging is as close to a real game as you can get without the hoopla, and it serves multiple functions in sports and at work.

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Spurned on by passion and impatience, entrepreneurs push ourselves and our teams as we strive to change the world. This all-consuming drive often inspires others to action, yet simultaneously creates the very real danger of burnout.

"Yes, But" - The Evil Twin to "Yes, And"

Karen Hough | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

"Yes, and" is a powerful tool for collaboration, negotiation and effective communication. The concept of "Yes, and" comes from the improvisational sta...

How to Hire the Wrong People and Fail, Sometimes, Repeatedly!

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Why is it that some truly amazing social entrepreneurship ventures never get off the ground? Or why do some concepts and programs with every reason to succeed and thrive only achieve a modicum of success, and then die?

6 Tools for Creating High Performance Teams

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

The world is replete with organizations with great strategies. But how many of those great strategies are actually executed?

Leading for Success: How to Build Team Chemistry

Pam Lyra | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Pam Lyra

Once a team is in place, the next step is to use some simple techniques to ensure that the team continues to work well together and stays motivated... And that is the subject of my next blog!

The First Leader in My Life:

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Since I wrote my blog about COMANDS: The Seven Traits/Skills of Effective Leadership, many people have asked me to say more about my grandmother, Esma...

Three Important Business Lessons I Learned From Clash of Clans

Paul Mandell | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Paul Mandell

Pursuing growth in a measured way that keeps the elements of a business in balance can help minimize major disruptions and increase the likelihood that the business stays on the intended course.