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25 Funny Questions to Get to Know Your Team

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If you want to get to know your team better, the first thing you need to do is ask them about their past, their passions, and their purpose for being there.

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28 Great Quotes to Inspire and Manage Change

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Change is a continuous and ongoing process. For organizational teams and for individuals, it is the ability to change and grow and adapt to new circumstances, teammates, challenges that determines our competitive advantage.

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Five Great Teamwork Verses From the Bible

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There are certainly many other Bible verses that could be discussed as relating to great teamwork, but this list identifies five that are strong and inspiring examples for the topic.

Top Ten Leadership Songs for Your iPhone Playlist

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This list of top ten leadership songs for your iPhone playlist is meant as a starting point for you to later identify other songs that offer interesting and relevant lessons or insights for leaders.

Discomfort is the Catalyst for Team Growth

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If you want team growth, you have to find a way to make your people feel a bit of discomfort. The most powerful catalyst for individual or team development is getting people out of their comfort zone and experiencing or doing something new.

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Three Powerful "F" Words to Use With Difficult Teammates

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Everyone, at some point, has dealt with difficult teammates who seem to hold onto damaging beliefs or continually sabotage team progress with negative behaviors.

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Yes - Nice Guys CAN Lead and Finish First

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Whether it is heard in athletics, business, or even academics, the notion that nice guys cannot lead or finish first has become commonplace. Too many people subscribe to the old saying, “nice guys always finish last.”.

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What is Teamwork? Here’s a Great Working Definition.

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It is not uncommon for teammates to ask their leaders “what is teamwork?” and look for a great working definition to help guide their decisions and actions.

Effective Leaders Know the Power of Climate Control

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Rather than traditional “command and control” style of leadership, Sir Ken Robinson, during a recent TED talk , shared that effective leaders should focus instead on “climate control.”. I felt that was tremendously insightful, as leadership styles determine the culture of most organizations.

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Team Building is the Unseen Part of Better Teamwork

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Every office manager, athletic coach or school principal wants a workplace with better teamwork, but without team building the behaviors that you define as evidence of teamwork will likely go unseen.

How to Sell a Team Building Event to Your Management

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Are you searching for ideas to help you sell the benefits of a teambuilding event to your management?

Four Important Toasts to Improve Your Team’s FATE in the New Year

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The approach of a new year is a tremendous time for reflection. It is a time to remind ourselves of what is important and celebrate our past as we look ahead to future challenges and opportunities.

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Improve Team Communication with a Style of Influence Personality Profile

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A Style of Influence personality profile can improve your team communication and provide a deeper understanding of yourself and others. No group ever complained that their team communication was too good!

35 Fun and Easy Team Appreciation Ideas

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Effective leaders are likely always seeking fun anr easy ideas that can show appreciation for their team. Everyone craves recognition, and perhaps the most impactful way to motivate your team to perform better is to reward the behaviors that you want to see repeated.

Seven Steps to Planning a Useful Team Building Event

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Planning a useful team building event can be a challenge, but these seven steps will help you to ensure that your people enjoy not only a great time, but also benefit from insights and lessons that they can apply to workplace interactions.

Find Your Why to Improve Performance

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What is your motivation? Why do you lace up your shoes in the morning? One of the things every great performer does to improve performance, regardless of their field, is find their why. Imagine I told you about a hidden a suitcase full of cash across town was filled with 800,000 dollars.

Use Whiteboard Comments to Improve Team Focus and Feelings

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Do some of the people on your team need an encouraging word? Do your people need reminders of their role and why they are valued members of the team? As a leader, you should always be searching for creative and fun ideas that emphasize two key ingredients to your team success – focus and feelings.

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The Leadership Book Your Team Hopes You Will Read

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It was my pleasure to read and share with you my review of Bill Treasurer’s most recent book, Leaders Open Doors. This is a radically simple read with profoundly practical ideas.

Debriefing Questions are the Magic of Team Building Events

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Have you ever seen a magician pull a rabbit out of his or her hat? That rabbit was there all along – but the magician likely went through a very entertaining or even interactive set of activities and comments that led up to the moment the rabbit actually appeared.

How Low Tech Events Provide High Quality Results

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If you have visited many other corporate teambuilding provider websites in the last year or so, you likely will have noticed an increasing number of high-tech event offerings.

Are You or Your Teammates Victims of TIME?

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When you are in the valley suffering through adversity, or when you are on top of the mountian enjoying success, it is important to keep your teammates and yourself grounded with perspective so you do not become victims of TIME.

5 Reasons You Should Subscribe to Sean’s Team Building Newsletter

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Everyone is part of a team. Whether you are in a family, attend a church, work in an office environment, are part of a project group, or participate in athletics, you are likely always looking for ideas and tips on how your team can become more productive.

WHY SUCCESSFUL TEAMMATES CLAP FOR MISTAKES

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What would make any successful teammates CLAP for mistakes? Aren’t mistakes damaging and destructive? Well, if they are repeated without recognition and improvement, yes.

Team Trust is a Three Legged Stool

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In virtually every aspect of your life, you can find examples of the importance of teamwork. But teamwork is built on team trust, and that trust is supported and established like the seat of a three legged stool – by three important supporting elements.

Solve a Common Problem on Virtual Teams

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Virtual teams are a terrific solution for organizations to consider in many cases, but they also offer common problems and challenges. In a study that surveyed over 600 adults, researchers found that people on virtual teams had very similar perceived issues.

Claim Your FREE Copy of Leading Teams 2!

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Attention all managers, coaches, administrators, and leaders -. I want to give you a FREE book! To help promote the release of these two most recent team leadership titles, I am asking for your help. and offering a bribe!

A Team Collaboration Ladder for Leaders

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Leaders should seek to assist their team in climbing the ladder of teamwork and achieving success with a true culture of collaboration. Pierre Dillenbourg, in a 1995 research piece, sought to explain the difference between cooperation and collaboration.

Team Building is Essential Bridge Maintenance

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When you think of famous bridges, team building is likely not on your list – but it is truly an essential bridge that needs maintenance to keep the people on your team working effectively together. What essential bridge did you think of?

Solutions for Leading the Unwilling

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As a leader, you may sometimes feel like you are leading the unwilling and look for solutions that do not include nagging. It can be exhausting to feel that you are dragging your people behind you as if they were dead weight.

The Four Stages of Becoming a Team Player

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Becoming a Team Player is not always an easy or quick transformation. It often requires a significant personal paradigm shift for an individual to move up through the four stages. Our culture has not always emphasized the value of teamwork.

Improve Team Accountability With a Consequence Bowl

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If you woud like to improve your team accountability, starting a fun “consequence bowl” tradition may be exactly what your people need. It should not only be the responsibility of the team leader to hold others on the team accountable.

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To Improve Your Team, Develop the HERO Inside You!

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Before you can lead others, you must first learn to lead yourself…. That’s how you develop into a HERO. Heroes don’t really wear capes or have supernatural powers. Heroes, in the real world, are simply ordinary people who choose to respond to a set of circumstances in a way that inspires others.

Keep Hammering Away and Trust the Process

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This article is published as a guest post on the "HoopsU" Coaching website. Many thanks to Tony Alfonso for sharing it with his audience! You can read the entire article if you "Trust the Process" and click HERE. Athletic Teambuilding

Competition vs. Collaboration for Better Team Performance

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There is a very simple but effective activity that I occasionally incorporate into my team building presentations to illustrate the impact of competition vs. collaboration and which one inspires better team performance. The activity may sound familiar - it is called “arm wrestling.”.

Alaska, Bad Weather and Building an Oil Pipeline

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Have you ever work with somebody - or live with somebody – that always seems to be making excuses instead of making an effort? Next time you see them, tell them this story about the Trans- Alaskan Oil Pipeline…. Oil was discovered on the northern slope of Alaska in 1968.

“That’s Not My Job” is a Dangerous Phrase for Teams

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One very dangerous phrase that people great teams would likely never speak is “that’s not my job.”. Unfortunately, it is a phrase (or a thought) that has crept into many organizations, creating problems and conflicts amongst teammates that should be supporting one another.

Penguin Leadership Will Change Your Team Culture

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This article is published as a guest post on Michael Hyatt's website. Many thanks to Michael (and his assistant Tricia) for sharing it with his audience! You can read the entire article by clicking HERE. Business Teambuilding

Technology Cannot Replace Student or Teacher Teamwork

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The integration of technology into the hands of our students has been a topic of much discussion, but it will never replace the importance of teacher teamwork or the environment that a quality classroom provides.

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before You Dismiss a Team Member

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The decision to dismiss a team member is never an easy one, and should never be a decision that is made in a tantrum of momentary emotion.

Three Tips for Inspiring Innovation on Your Team

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Whether in schools, athletics, or in corporations, inspiring innovation on your team in order to do something smarter, faster, or more effectively, is likely something your organization would benefit from.

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