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The Hiring Guru: Eric Gonchar "Firm" Interviewing

David Jensen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Like any respectable East Coaster, Eric Gonchar puts family first. And like a true Attorney, work is a close second. He does, however, have an abundance of hobbies including snow skiing, water skiing, tennis, bicycling, hiking, running, photography, fishing, guitar playing and music memorabilia.

5 Signs Your Team is Dyfunctional

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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.

Team "Human Being"

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Heather Gillis-Harris

I hate insincerity. I hate dishonesty. I hate fake people. I hate people who talk behind your back or spread rumors just for the sake of having something to say.

Collective Intelligence and Bottom Line Impact

Janine Garner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Janine Garner

When we think about the bottom line in business, whether in the corporate arena or the entrepreneurial space, the immediate jump in processing is fiscal -- how much value do we have in terms of cold hard cash?

The Importance of 'I' in Team

Bill Donius | Posted 04.18.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

We've all heard motivational speakers tout the fact that there is no "I" in team. The clever wordplay suggests that for teams to be effective, they must shun individual egos in favor of advancing the mission of the team.

The Hiring Guru: Interview with a Mentor, Phil Pustejovsky

David Jensen | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
David Jensen

Sometimes interviewing isn't just for "hiring" per se. Sometimes it's about choosing the right partner, vendor or even client. I've done countless Hiring Academy training sessions with companies who need to screen their clients first like agents, attorneys, bankers, etc.

Help Others Be Happier and Higher-Performing Together at Work

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Kare Anderson

Stay sought-after by enabling others to proudly use their best talents together on things that matter to them. As William Butler Yeats wrote, "Because I helped to wind the clock, I come to hear it strike."

The Hiring Guru: Joe Olujic Playing the Game of Gaming

David Jensen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
David Jensen

It's not always Billionaires and high-powered CEOs that I'm asking for their hiring habits and advice, it's everybody I encounter.

Why Smaller Teams Are Better Than Larger Ones

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.

Leadership Lessons From the Ice

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A well-played hockey game is about as captivating and impressive a spectacle that exists in team sports (at least I think so). The action is non-stop, with much skilled movement and few prolonged breaks.

Young and Entrepreneurial: 25-Year-Old Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai -- Building a Social Network for Wall Street

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.26.2015 | Small Business
David Ongchoco

Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.

What Truly Matters in Youth Sports? Hint: It's Not the Sport

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

We adults tend to think we have all the answers when it comes to youth sports. We adults can pontificate all we want, but the thing that should matter most in youth sports isn't the sport, it's the youth.

Fun, Fitness And Fostering Character: 8 Tips To Make Youth Sports Great For Kids

Anne Josephson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Anne Josephson

Parent brawls, coaches who belittle athletes and the kids who are suffering from injuries, eating disorders or stress and exhaustion. It can leave a parent wondering: why is it valuable for my child to play youth sports?

How A Group Of Outcast Teen Boys Taught Me The Value Of Youth Sports

Brooke de Lench | Posted 03.16.2015 | Sports
Brooke de Lench

Don't expect to win any games, they said. Some of the boys have attention issues, they said; several chronically misbehave. Some lack "talent" or are slow footed. And we think so and so is selling weed, and, oh, by the way, we don't think a woman should be coaching a boys' team in the first place. I had a different perspective.

Want Radical Innovation? Here's Where to Look

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation happens behind-the-scenes. It's often not the faces of a company -- the directors and managers -- who come up with breakthrough ideas but the individuals working out of public view, in the background.

Keep Up The Chatter: Youth Sports And Effective Communication

Aaron Yavelberg | Posted 03.15.2015 | Sports
Aaron Yavelberg

Children who play sports learn to express their feelings of disappointment when the team does lose, a vital skill for developing resiliency. Sports give children the opportunity to learn to work together with others toward a common goal and a framework for developing the skills they will need later in life to achieve those goals.

The Hiring Guru: Tonye Cole's Africa Business Plan

David Jensen | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
David Jensen

This advice addresses the end result of using a system or exact process to expand your team like Mr. Cole has done. I hope you can see that the care of onboarding each individual exponentially grows goodwill in and out of the workplace and helps secure the professional legacy of not just Mr. Cole, but his partners, the Sahara Group and commerce throughout Africa.

Finding Acceptance -- On (and Off) the Field

David Jacobson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Sports
David Jacobson

Sports provide the chance to learn teamwork, persistence through adversity, and basic human respect for oneself and others that could literally save lives from Ferguson to Fallujah.

What's The Value Of Youth Sports?

Emily Cohen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Emily Cohen

The negative buzz around youth sports -- concussions, overuse injuries, out­ of ­control parents, costly travel teams, bullying coaches and more -- have parents wondering if it's worth it to let their kids continue playing. Have we reached a point where the negatives outweigh the positives in youth sports?

Abusive Managers Harm Their Teams and Their Companies -- New Research Shows How

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Douglas LaBier

As if the damage of unhealthy management needs more confirmation, it's nevertheless helpful to see researchers confirm and add to the evidence that an unhealthy management culture harms efforts to create a well-functioning team; and therefore harms the entire organization.

9 Reasons Why Sports Are Valuable For Our Children To Play

Janis B. Meredith | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Janis B. Meredith

We've been hearing for years that youth sports build character, persistence and teamwork. I'd like to get a bit deeper and explain nine very specific reasons why I am glad my three 20-something kids played sports from preschool through college.

Build Trust in Your Team in No Time!

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Even in organizations where the work is mostly done on an individual level, we see impressive results when people are allowed to be engaged and focused around common challenges or opportunities.