Coach K: Mike Krzyzewski on Teamwork

Nathan Magnuson

The second was how evident the bond between the leader and the followers was that day. And he’s coached several Team USA men’s basketball teams to Olympic gold. But Coach K will be the first to tell you that winning it all is too shallow of a goal to play for.

Five Great Teamwork Verses From the Bible

Great Results Team Building

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. In the Bible, though, the teamwork that is mentioned is not the goal.

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L2L: How to Motivate Employees Infographic

Linked 2 Leadership

L2L: How to Motivate Employees Infographic Infographic Source: Business-Management-Degree.netFiled under: Authentic Leadership, Coaching Corner, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, Future Leadership Issues, Practical Steps to Influence, Team Building Leadership Tagged: business, leadership, […].

How to Avoid One-Dimensional Thinking

Leading Blog

What undermines far too many leaders is that they don’t want feedback; they don’t like to be or feel they should be questioned. As human beings, we easily deceive ourselves in ways that are completely unknown to us. To lead well we must encourage feedback. Teamwork

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How To Delegate Purpose In Your Organization

Tanveer Naseer

In this follow-up piece, I want to build on those three strategies by examining a process most leaders currently employ through their leadership and how we can better use this tactic to not only drive organizational success, but to strengthen the commitment our employees make to our shared purpose.

How To Deal With 5 Types Of Toxic Employees – Infographic

Joseph Lalonde

That’s why I’m excited to share with you this infographic that shows you the 5 toxic employees you may face and how to deal with them. He’s the one who’s disorganized and resistant to change. Ready to slow progress and goof off.

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The Missing Leadership Competency

N2Growth Blog

I must confess I am not a great fan of the popular focus on long lists of leadership competencies and their use in everything from leadership training to executive recruiting. First of all they seem to be one word platitudes and secondly, I’ve never met anyone with all these “competencies”. It’s more like a wish list or a Greek myth than a useful way to develop or find good leaders. Building Positive Working Relationships (Teamwork/Collaboration).

How to Handle those Tough Performance Conversations

Lead Change Blog

For a couple of decades, I began every supervisory skills class by asking the participants what they wanted to learn most. How to talk to team members about behavior and performance” was always at the top of the list. Tailor Your Conversation to The Person.

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Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #14 – Matthew E. May On How To Encourage Creativity & Innovation

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s increasingly competitive, global market, it’s understandable why so many leaders are trying to figure out how to foster innovation in their organizations. What we need to do to facilitate more ‘a-ha!’

Technology Cannot Replace Student or Teacher Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

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. You can also like us on Facebook or choose to follow us on twitter !

How To Embrace Change In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to successfully leading today’s organizations, one skill that’s been growing in importance and need is the ability to manage change. In his TED talk, Joshua Klein describes an experiment he performed to understand the nature of intelligence found in crows.

How To Better Support Introverts In Today’s Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

One of the hottest themes in management and leadership today is the importance of understanding the introvert at work. Research points out that while nearly half the population is introverted, extroverts hold the majority of leadership roles. Here’s how: 1.

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How to Inspire Employees to Claim Ownership

Great Results Team Building

Most every client I speak to is interested in team building as a way to inspire employees to claim ownership and create a more cohesive culture. If you want your people to claim ownership, there are three very important key “C’s” that you will want to focus on: 1.

Leadership According to a Horse

Lead Change Blog

No-one I speak to disputes the fact that we live in a VUCA world full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Today, leaders are inundated with huge amounts of information and need to make decisions faster than ever. In a herd of horses, leadership is shared.

The Difference Between Good and Great Leadership

Lead Change Blog

To watch them work can be awe inspiring. A great deal of what we’ve managed to achieve has been through small innovations that have been stacked, one upon the other. A great leader, on the other hand, has the ability to impress you with who you are.

How to Cut Through Fake Talk to Increase Employee Engagement

Lead Change Blog

The manager said, “I’ll have my assistant reach out to you next week to schedule some time together.” Frustrated, Will rescheduled the meeting, but his manager missed the meeting to attend a “more important” meeting with the CEO.

The Power of Progress Reports

Tony Mayo

Of all the management tools I recommend, one of the most effective is both very simple and very unlikely to be consistently employed—if it is used at all: the written progress report, completed on a consistent schedule. The power of progress reports to promote results and reduce anxiety is demonstrated daily, on matters […]. Tony Mayo Executive Coach.

How to Encourage Team Members to Lead

Lead on Purpose

Leadership plays a vital role in every company. To have a successful business, it is important that every team member is prepared to step up and lead when necessary. defines leadership as “a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.” By encouraging others to lead, you can more easily achieve company goals and create a nurturing, supportive work environment. Guest post by Lindsay Traiman.

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5 Reasons to Lose a Battle- And How To Lose It With Grace

Let's Grow Leaders

If I had to pick a side, I would have chosen hers. No amount of convincing was going to change his mind. “ It’s time to let it go. Should the other, older and theoretically more mature guy have been the one to succumb? 5 Reasons to Lose a Battle.

Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Lead Change Blog

There are hundreds of thousands of resources that tell people about what it takes to be a leader. Everyone has an opinion on how it should be done. Studies have been conducted to prove that leadership is achievable. How do you turn yourself into a leader?

The Most Valuable Leadership Gift This Season

Linked 2 Leadership

One of the most important ways to lead with honor is actively listening to your colleague, team, and clients. Lee share his valuable how-to advice in this video clip. How can you […].

How to Lead in High Turbulence – 5 Lessons from the Tunisian revolution

Strategy Driven

What would you do if you were offered a new job and were told you would be fired after one year but you weren’t allowed to quit during your mandate? That you would be paid peanuts compared to your old comfortable job, and you would be harassed and bashed in the media constantly. And you wouldn’t be allowed to complain. I ended up with that job and found out what it really means to lead in a high turbulence environment. How could I refuse?

Why Leadership Should Be Hard

Tanveer Naseer

With the arrival of this last month of the year, I’ve been finding myself in a mixed state of mental exhaustion and reflection, which considering the work involved in bringing my first leadership book out into the world alongside my regular workload is quite understandable.

How to Plan a Great Off-site Meeting

Great Leadership By Dan

This post recently appeared on Smartblog on Leadership : To start off the New Year, a lot of leaders will take their teams “off-site” for a day or more. An off-site meeting can be a great way to develop strategy, get creative, develop a team, learn, and re-invigorate a team.

November Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2017. Leadership Development Carnival! Leadership. Mary Ila recaps, “Ladies, are you prone to stay in the room, exit, or never show up in the first place? In this post, Mary Ila shares what you need to “Stay In the Room.”

Smells Like Team Spirit: How To Foster Team Culture In A Virtual Work Environment

Great Leadership By Dan

Read Beth Armknecht Miller’s new guest post over at Leadership and Management for some great tips for bringing a dispersed workforce together as a productive team: Smells Like Team Spirit: How To Foster Team Culture In A Virtual Work Environment.Beth Armknecht Miller culture teamwork virtual teams

How to Conduct a “Customer Listening Session” | Top Executive.

Tony Mayo

Biography of Werner Erhard, the Source of Executive Coaching How to Conduct a "Customer Listening Session" Twitter Log XII Spidertown by Abraham Rodriguez, Jr. Customers are people and people love being listened to. There are many ways to do this.

How to Build Team Culture From the Ground Up

RapidStart Leadership

A good culture can be positive, supporting, and contribute to greater productivity, employee engagement, and satisfaction. The thing is, you don’t have to leave it to chance to see which way your team culture will go. It may help to bring others in on this exercise.

Leadership Begins With Humility

Tanveer Naseer

I’m honoured to host this guest piece by former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Chad “Corntassel” Smith. I asked, “How did he do that?” The coach knew one of his most important jobs was to recruit and develop leaders.

How to Be Generous in Business

Nathan Magnuson

It’s one of the greatest antidotes to selfishness there is. I’m also convinced that it has never been easier for the everyday leader to get involved. The difference is teamwork. If you don’t have any money to begin with, it’s a lot harder to be generous.

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5 Leadership Mantras For Building Better Partnerships

Tanveer Naseer

It doesn’t matter what we do, where we do it, or how well we create a product or offer a service. I have come to believe that to survive and ultimately thrive we must effectively create “partnerships” with many around us, from family to colleagues to society in general.

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My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2014

Tanveer Naseer

Not only did 2014 mark five years that I’ve been writing online for this blog, but this was also the year I finally added “author” to my list of credentials with the release of my first leadership book, “Leadership Vertigo”.

Put Your Best “I” In Team: How to Be a Great Team Member Part I

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development There is no “I” in team, and if anyone else has anything to say about it, there aren’t any weak links in “team” either. For any company to be successful, all of its members must work in sync to accomplish tasks in the most efficient fashion. Teamwork enables businesses to reach goals on time and [.]. Leadership Development Staff Development Team Building Teamwork

How to Create a Culture of Greatness

Tanveer Naseer

To build a winning a team and a successful organization you must create a culture of greatness.” When you create a culture of greatness you create a collective mindset in your organization that expects great things to happen—even during challenging times. You expect your people to be their best, you make it a priority to coach them to be their best and most of all you create a work environment that fuels them to be their best.

How to Prepare for a Meeting: Step #9


How to Prepare for a Meeting. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” The first eight steps to prepare for a meeting are: 1. Marisa, please insert link here to Step #8 in this series]. How to Prepare for a Meeting: Step #3.

Leading Volunteers: How to Keep Them Coming Back

RapidStart Leadership

How do you lead people who aren’t on your payroll? Since moving to Minnesota, I’ve wanted to get engaged locally as a volunteer. Last month I signed up to help at a local agency, and it was a great experience. Bob told me that volunteers need to sign in.

5 Funny Teamwork Videos to Get Your Team Talking. You Have to See #3 to Believe it.

Lead by Adventure

In fact, they are some of my favorite tools to use when teaching or training. The first clip is from Igniter Media and features two of their staple characters, Johnny and Chachi, explaining the meaning of teamwork through song. How to “harmonize” with your teammates.

How to be an Effective Manager

Strategy Driven

There are many variables in play simultaneously which determine if somebody will ultimately be successful in a leadership role. They must learn to walk the tightrope between being personal and professional at the same time. To read Gabriel’s complete biography, click here.

What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Tanveer Naseer

As is often the case when we write about leadership, the focus tends to be on what we can do today to improve how our organization operates going forward and hopefully, achieve the kind of success we envisioned when we first took on this leadership role.

Understanding The Value Of Charisma In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Of course, for those who attended my keynote speech, what was a true reflection of the lessons I shared through my talk was the opportunity to connect with new people to listen to their stories about what their successes and their failures have helped them to learn moving forward.