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Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The most important assets of employees have evolved over the years - from muscles and speed to knowledge and the ability to adapt to rapid changes. ...

How The Strongest Leaders Build Regenerative Teams

George Bradt | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
George Bradt

The logic is straightforward. Culture is the only sustainable competitive advantage. But if all you do is sustain your culture, your relative advantag...

Core Competencies: The Difference Between Exceptional & Mediocre

Kelly Hager | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Kelly Hager

Last week we talked about vision. Vision is your beginning, middle and end all at once but it's the 10,000 mile view. At ground level, vision gives w...

Abilities: Get This Right & Your Business Will Soar

Kelly Hager | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Kelly Hager

When building business, the difference between profit and loss is: people, systems and models. Evolution occurs when you surround yourself with the b...

Why We Invite Our Entire Team (and Their Families) to Our Annual Meeting

Jim Pickell | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Jim Pickell

I have recently published this blog in the 'CEO World Magazine', and would like to share it with you here to get your thoughts (direct link to CEO Wor...

Could Your Relationships Use a Tune Up?

Leona deVinne | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Leona deVinne

Have you ever been in a restaurant and looked around at the amount of couples that aren't really talking or engaging with each other at all-sure looks like they've lost that 'loving feeling'. You wonder how that happens. Where does all the love and connection go?

What Will the Next Generation of Sports Parents Be Like?

Rick Wolff | Posted 02.26.2016 | Sports
Rick Wolff

A few weeks ago, I presented a question that I had never asked before. Quite simply, I wondered what the next generation of sports parents will be like. That is, when our current teenage athletes grow up and become parents themselves, will they be better sports parents than we are?

8 Ways to LOVE on Your Team

Melinda Emerson | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Think of it like staff appreciation day. Here are 8 ways to show your employees how much you value their work and appreciate how they help grow your small business.

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

So What If My Kids Stink At Sports?

Caroline Judge Mehta | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Caroline Judge Mehta

Like so many other parts of being a parent, I can't predict it, or control it, or foretell it. But no matter what, I want my kids to see countless paths to their own moments of glory. Amit does too. But first, they need to learn how to throw the damn ball.

How to Motivate Your Team - One Question You Must Ask

David Dye | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
David Dye

When you think about having energized, motivated teams, if you're like most leaders, you will focus on your people, or maybe their surroundings.

Four Temptations of Teams Under Pressure

Ted Harro | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Ted Harro

While bad enough when faced by an individual, these temptations accelerate when they're in a team. They're contagious. They gain a momentum all their own. Left unaddressed, they can quickly destroy months and years of hard work in building your team's momentum.

How Understanding Millennials Can Make You a Better Leader

Robert Hall | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Robert Hall

The good ole days of unquestioned leadership, enforced hierarchy and kingship are ending. Millennials are different. Leaders today face a gaping generational chasm which translates into a tough challenge - and a unique opportunity to become a better leader.

Employees versus Teams

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

In the world of business, there is no clearer divide than that between an employee and a team member. Employees punch in, set about their assigned ...

Why Smaller Teams Are Better Than Larger Ones

Jacob Morgan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

This is going to be a two-part post. In this first part, I want to share research that I have come across around why smaller teams are better than larger ones.

Team Equity Is Not Equality

Karen Hough | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

By honestly assessing talent and integrating Team Equity, our client began to change its culture for better outcomes. Specific strengths were identified and everyone, nationwide, understood who to turn to for expertise. That meant the right people supported the local teams for specific pitches.

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.

Managing the New Ambitious: Leading Teams in Today's Entrepreneurial Minded World

Kira Makagon | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Kira Makagon

Witnessing peers and co-workers leverage technology to become successful employees and entrepreneurs, today's employees are widely creative, entrepreneurial thinkers, looking for employment opportunities where they can stretch their innovative wings within their department, work and job.

Want a Bigger Business? Make it Personal

Alex Charfen | Posted 11.01.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

It's an old cliché, and we've all heard it: "It's not personal, it's just business." Really? Anyone who can dismiss a business as being anythi...

Avoid 5 Big Mistakes and Sales Leaders Will Be Highly Desired and Get Great Results

Avril Brikkels | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

A great sales leader who is highly-desired has mastered the art, delivered the numbers and brought out the best in their people. Investing in people does not mean leaders are "soft" and won't get results. It is quite the opposite.

The Life or Death Nature of Relationships -- They're up to us...

Scott Schwenk | Posted 08.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Schwenk

Are we Creating or consuming our relationships? Something AMAZING is possible for us. What if we could set aside our human need to look good and ...

The Secret to Building Teams at a Tech Startup

Dan McCormick | Posted 07.08.2014 | Technology
Dan McCormick

Here's a bit of information about how our approach to small teams has evolved, and how we continue to change it as we grow.

How Empathy Bridges the Gap in the Multi-Generational Workforce

Jayson Boyers | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Jayson Boyers

Three distinct generations can be found in in the American workplace, a situation which poses unique challenges and opportunities for business leaders.

Is It Time to Pay Student-Athletes?

Alexandra Rice | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

Today there are close to 500,000 student-athletes competing in the U.S., but only around 1 percent of them will ever go pro. Some would argue, though, that student-athletes are already professionals, and that the idea of amateurism is a misguided one.

20 Life Lessons Learned From Watching the Seattle Seahawks

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Russell C. Smith

1. "Why not us?" is one of the most powerful questions a team, person, or organization can ask.