Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. Steps to High Performance Teams.

High Performance Team Building Certificate Program

Mike Cardus

Back by popular demand, we are very excited to offer the High Performance Team Building Certificate Program again! The 2013 program runs from March 6 to May 1. "I always thought I was a fabulous team player but wondered why my team struggled so much.

Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Images Used in Presentations & Workshops

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Here is the schedule it may change; 12/26/13 – Team Building & Leadership Articles. 12/30/13 – Team Building & Leadership Photos.

Build A Tower Build A Team. Corporate Team Building

Mike Cardus

Teambuilding has to be integrated into the existing team structure, culture and goals + objectives of your company. People must see the connection between the team building activity and their work. Create-Learning Team Building & Leadership specializes in just that.

8 Guidelines for Leadership Coaching and Team Building Activities

Mike Cardus

Coaching individuals and teams working together to find the goal and what the solution will look like once that goal is achieved requires effort from the person and me. The effort is finding exceptions to the problem and determining how the team and person cooperate best.

Debriefing Questions are the Magic of Team Building Events

Great Results Team Building

Team building activities are certainly entertaining and interactive, but they only become worthwhile and impactful if they are followed by debriefing questions. discussion, you should be able to flow smoothly into questions that apply those ideas to future projects or interactions: 1.

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

Great Results Team Building

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.

Team Building and Leadership in Buffalo, NY

Mike Cardus

Are you looking for team building and leadership development? Contact Mike or call 1.716.629.3678 to make your team and leadership better. _. Facilitating team building & leadership programs in many cool places. Testimonials from the team building program.

5 Steps To Team Building. It is not team building activities, it is team structure and accountability

Mike Cardus

Below are 5 Steps to ensure that team-work gets accomplished and everyone knows what to-do. What is this team? The team knows why it is assembled. The team knows why specifically each person is on the team and the skills that they offer.

Team Building Without Time Wasting

Marshall Goldsmith

Teams are becoming more and more common and important. As the traditional, hierarchical school of leadership diminishes in significance, a new focus on networked team leadership is emerging to take its place. of the project. Have a team member calculate the results.

Great Team Building Activities Have the Lessons Learned Built Into the Activity

Mike Cardus

When leading team building and leadership development programs I use a variety of teambuilding activities, simulations, lecture based, small group discussion, and sometimes I just make stuff up. Managerial-Leadership of teams. Project Rollerball immediately came to mind!

Team Building and Leadership Development Simon Graduate School of Business

Mike Cardus

Here are some photos and comments from the Team Building. Team building was awesome. This program really gave me a chance to experience and learn how to contribute to a team. Executives working on the ‘ 7 Steps to High Performance Teams ’.

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Managing projects effectively

Lead on Purpose

In general, a project is defined as an activity or endeavor that has a definite start and end date, and is done to achieve certain goals or objectives. The common stages of a project include Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Completion. A project is also run by a project manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day execution of tasks, and is often appointed by the project owner or sponsor. Define Project Scale and Scope.

MindSpin: Team Building Activity for Brainstorming and Solution-Finding

Mike Cardus

Working with a corporate team to identify new product and service ideas , we quickly found the team falling victim to group-think. As a team we sorted and determined 4 product and service ideas that the team could develop, using existing resources and staff.

Favorites of 2012: Team Building & Leadership activities / simulations

Mike Cardus

Here is the schedule it may change; 12/20/12 – Team Building & Leadership Photos. 12/27/12 – Team Building & Leadership activities (simulations). 12/28/12 – Team Building & Leadership Blog Articles. Team Building Book.

Projects and Team Goals. Are we done yet?

Mike Cardus

One challenge of project and and team work is deciding when we are done. How will we know that we are done with this project and can move on? Within the ‘7 Steps to High Performance Teams’ we spend time on this area.

Starting a Successful Team Project. Tips for the initial team meeting

Mike Cardus

The team building I offer focuses on the team completing their work on time, within budget and quality specifications. Everything returns to the work and developing a team that wants to stay together and continue to work together. Team projects succeed of purpose.

Reflecting Upon the Team Building and Leadership Experience

Mike Cardus

Sitting in a hotel lobby in Baltimore Maryland in month two of a three month partner program with Project Ascent , coaching and facilitating a team building and leadership process for managers and supervisors at McCormick Spice ….

Meeting Zombies. How to Avoid Your Brain Being Eaten

Mike Cardus

The team leader / project manager being prepared for the meeting. This can be accomplished by having a project charter or a shared communication document that defines the ‘why are we here’ and the ‘what are the end goals’. Utilizing the 6 MUST HAVES for Running a Team Meeting.

How to Encourage Team Members to Lead

Lead on Purpose

To have a successful business, it is important that every team member is prepared to step up and lead when necessary. Use the following strategies to encourage your team members to lead. Ease your staff into leadership positions by first allowing them to share the role with yourself or other team members. Allowing people to co-lead projects reduces anxiety and creates a more positive leadership experience by giving team members someone to lean on for assistance.

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Cooperation and Outward Spiraling Success Loops

Mike Cardus

The cooperation loop is a mindset of working to find cooperation …any size large and small and develop practice of building from that cooperation. Here is an example of a team that thought the same thing. The finance team in a Health Care Company. We know the Resistance Loop.

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Sustainable and effective leadership

Lead on Purpose

The story weaves the pressure he feels from the board together with a difficult project he’s doing on his home and his love for rock climbing to tell a real-life story that’s easy to internalize. Leadership Team Building abundance acceptance accomplishments awareness

One Person Must Be Responsible For The Work

Mike Cardus

Teams must have individual responsibility to complete specific tasks aligned with the larger Goal. How the consulting team (those that help the responsible person achieve the goal) is to work and support the responsible person. How does this help or hinder team work?

Results vs. Process. Achieving Goals While Improving the Work

Mike Cardus

Its applicability to management and teams is powerful. In both the Exponent Leadership Development and Project Management Processes the focus is on developing a series of repeatable processes and steps that can be tested; evaluated; changed; re-worked; and celebrated.

If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen

Mike Cardus

If you consistently overload your best people with “important projects” three things might happen: They get promoted. Picture a work team and you the manager. On this work team you have one employee Jack who consistently turns his work in late.

Goals and do you know what you are supposed to do?

Mike Cardus

Facilitating Team Building and Managerial Leadership workshops , people ask, “ Mike this is great stuff and where do we start?”. In order for you as an employee, team member to be accountable for doing your best you must know what to put your best towards.

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How Does the Team Maintain Improved Performance?

Mike Cardus

Identify what the people on the team like about the new system and project management. Identify evidence of what’s working and highlights of success using the project management tools, models and job aids. Have the team identify where we are on the scale. Photo Credit.

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Supervisory Leadership Development Workshop

Mike Cardus

They can only recommend de-selection of team members; they can assign tasks within specified limits set by the manager; and have input not final say on personal effectiveness of staff. The Foundation of Team Leadership. Outcomes: Learn and apply a prescriptive model of team performance.

Team Decision Making-Case Study and Success Story

Mike Cardus

Working on teams and reaching agreement on anything can be a challenge. Team Leaders and Managers set the tone for team based decision making. Team & Management Problem. Team & Management Intervention. Team Results.

7 Steps to Solve Team Problems. Moving From Stuck to Flow

Mike Cardus

There are always going to be problems when working with teams. In all my team building workshops we work to identify where the team is, what is working, and 2 or 3 solution ideas to move the team forward. That lead to next steps and building the team.

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What if the Miracle Question Worked with Corporate Teams?

Mike Cardus

A form of the Miracle Question: I tried a variation with a Project Team of Aircraft Engineers. The team and I had spent 3 days working through root-cause analysis and struggling to determine what was causing a certain screw to vibrate lose during flight.

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Instead of looking for the Problems. Start looking for the Exceptions

Mike Cardus

Or, “Every time I lead a meeting with the financial team they just sit there and stare at me; they never offer anything useful.”. When coaching teams and individuals , many complaints come to the surface. This is an edited repost of an idea I shared earlier.

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How to Motivate the Team? How can I Stay Motivated?

Mike Cardus

Coaching and consulting teams people usually want to know. How to motivate the team? The quick answer is that you cannot motivate other people and teams. Then moving to the team. What is relevant to the team? 1:4:7 Relevant to Team.

Using Good Decision Making Procedures can have a Positive Effect on the Team

Mike Cardus

Making decisions as a team requires a shared understanding and procedure for accomplishment. The confusion and strife that occurs because the team cannot make a decision will ruin any progress made on the work. CONTACT Create-Learning to make this happen for your team.

Change in Companies and Teams is Not Only Possible, it is Inevitable

Mike Cardus

Working with managers, teams and various sizes of companies …we all feel stuck and that nothing is ever going to change. The company, team and people are changing, they may not notice it and change is happening. Often using the 7 Steps to High Performance Teams Model.

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Steps to Move Your Team to High Performance

Mike Cardus

7 Steps to High Performance Teams. For managers, team leaders and team members to accomplish team goals a model that is visual and prescriptive is needed. Allowing everyone to see where the team currently is, what to do next, and what to do if the team becomes stuck.

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Long Term Implementation of Quality Teams Within Organizations

Mike Cardus

Want to discuss your company and working with your quality team to create a culture of quality improvement? Slides from a workshop and consultation program on creating an organizational culture that focuses of quality improvement and quality teams. Select and Define the Project.

Solution-Focused Consulting and Training in Toronto, Canada

Mike Cardus

Pre-Animate: Project Planning Team Building Activity. Trouble for Team Problems. How might your team benefit from finding what works and doing more of it?

Fear of Loss of Group Membership is More Powerful Than Management

Mike Cardus

3 Ideas for working with team change. Involve the team. Bringing the team together and involving them in the change. You involve the team by going to them early and sharing the needed change…asking for their help and input then actually using their ideas. Photo Credit.

7 Principles of Leadership Development: Education for Leadership

Mike Cardus

The Leadership Planning Team, Human Resources and I decided that the ‘typical’ classroom and off-site would not be appropriate for this leadership development. The interviews supplied the development team with a current level of competency and areas for development.

Managing and Working on Teams Doing Something is Better Than Talking About Nothing

Mike Cardus

Ability to get started on task/project quickly. Teams waste a lot of time before the actual work gets done. Higher results in project teams can come in the initial phase when the project teams have expertise in project management skills.

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Steps to Move Your Team to High Performance

Mike Cardus

7 Steps to High Performance Teams. For managers, team leaders and team members to accomplish team goals a model that is visual and prescriptive is needed. Allowing everyone to see where the team currently is, what to do next, and what to do if the team becomes stuck.

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How to Build a Great Team and Culture? 60 Pointers

QAspire

I recently delivered a talk at a local entrepreneurship forum on the topic “ How to Build a Great Team and Culture ”. It won’t be unfair to say that establishing a great culture and team is highest on priority of a business leader. People are at the heart of a great team.

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