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How to Align Your Team through Change
Eight Principles for Purposeful Alignment
Effective teamwork requires individual members of the team to be connected by, and aligned to a common purpose, values and sense of identity. Sometimes individuals can drift away from the team as a result of the mental limitations they create about their work and role.
The following eight principles can be considered as a guide to the type of thinking and action that will serve you well in your interactions with your colleagues:
1. Success starts with clarity of purpose
2. Alignment transforms energy into effectiveness
3. Respect is the beginning of understanding
4. Curiosity is the beginning of all difference
5. Flexibility is the beginning of freedom
6. Education is the key to releasing potential
7. None of us is as smart as all of us
8. Be thorough and unrelenting with issues
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What College Taught Me About Teamwork Training
I declared a Communications Major two years into school, after discovering that it was a subject in which I had sincere interest. Now that I have graduated from college, I look back at the myriad of group projects and interactions that I had with the fellow students.
Outdoor Team Development - Harmless Fun or Serious Learning?
The Sales Director had organised a great conference; the venue was first class, the service excellent and the content of the workshops and presentations very motivational. The only potential "fly in the ointment" was the team-building afternoon which was scheduled to take place outdoors as evidenced by the memo outlining the fact that waterproof jackets, trousers and boots should be brought along to the conference.
Company Picnic Ideas and Planning Tips
The company picnic is a beloved tradition at many firms.It's an opportunity for employees to mingle and "let down their hair.
Functioning in a Dysfunctional Workplace
Sometimes the greatest challenges lay not within the actions of competitors, or the needs of customers, they come from within one's own company. People new to their positions either through promotion, or as a new hire, are often stunned at the challenges they find waiting for them as they slide into the seat behind their new desk.
Collaboration Software - Building an Office Without Walls
The rise of the internet has given businesses a new way to think and function on both the individual level and as a whole. Today if you are in a business that doesn't have or use the internet, then you are giving up valuable advertising and productivity.
Presenteeism - present in body absent in productivity
Presenteeism is alive and 'not well' in many businesses today. It will visit your business or may even be present as you read this article.
How To Encourage Ideas From Your Team At Meetings
You're at a meeting with key staff. You want some new ideas to address the topic.
Aligning Teams with Organizational Goals
Teams don't have to be aligned with the goals of the organization. Teams can work on what they believe to be the right things.
The 5 Bes of Motivation
It's not true in every organization, but it is true in many. Managers often don't understand their employees.
Having Trouble Motivating Others? Try WIIFM
Recently my fourteen-year old son Matt dressed up as Santa Claus and attended a Christmas caroling event for one of my professional organizations. Was my son excited about the idea of spending one of his evenings singing to seniors instead of being with his friends? Not really.
You, Your Team, and Your Coach
The grand purpose of coaching is to help your managers, the people they manage, and your organization make the transition from where you are to where you want to be.Some points are so obvious it seems silly to even mention them but experience suggests that, just as common sense is not really so common, we can be blindly oblivious of what seems obvious.
The Magic and Mystery of Teams
As the world of manufacturing has become increasingly competitive, managers have diligently searched out new and innovative ways to increase productivity, multiply the power of every employee, and better utilize every resource in order to positively impact the bottom line.For more than a decade one of the most popular "Hot Trend" innovations has been the idea of "Team".
Effective Team Building for Stronger Teams
TEAM LEADERS WORKSHOPAlice asked Cheshire cat "which road should I take?" (Cheshire cat) "Where do you want to go?" (Alice) "I don't know" (Cheshire cat) well it doesn't matter which road you take.How do you tell a good leader? "By how many people will follow them into battle"What is Coaching?A discussion process between members of an organization aimed at exerting a positive influence in the motivation, performance and awareness of areas for improvement and development of another person to help them be as effective as possibleWhat is transformational Leaders!A literature search of over 200 books and articles confirmed that successful organisations had more innovative and productive teams and team members who were more loyal and committed.
What Do Trainers Do When They are Not Training?
In the new corporate environments where everyone wears more than one hat, trainers are often responsible for a myriad of duties beyond just facilitating new training classes. Their job is often that of Maintenance, IT Guru, Subject Matter Expert, Coach, Instructional designer, and Copy Clerk.
Top 7 Ways to Motivate Your Team
1. Involve them.
Team Communication Critical To Success
I'm often asked, "Why is my team always fighting fires instead of preparing for changes?" Finding the answer may take some digging. Here are a few possibilities.
Why It Pays to Out More Humor in the Workplace
1. Humor reduces stress levels and stress is the number one problem confronting employees today.
Story Telling With a Purpose
For a brief time, I tried to sell life insurance. And, the operative word was 'tried' I can assure you.
Raising Issues In Your Group or Offline
In a recent group coaching session, a client mentioned that he thought his monthly meetings with his peers were dysfunctional. He felt they achieved "false closure" on key decisions - they'd discuss an issue, not make a clear decision, and move on, all acting as if they were clear.
Mastermind Team: Do You Have One?
The key to life is to be around the people who will empower you to reach the next level in life! In order to exceed your present reach, you need to be around people who will help you stretch a little farther. The secret to a productive mastermind team is for you to surround yourself with people who you can always learn from.
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