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Simple tip for achieving goals in leadership.

If you are setting regular and specific goals as a leader, congratulations. However, you may still be missing a big opportunity. Though many leaders say they are setting goals, few achieve their goals consistently. The problem isn't that we aren't familiar with goals. And it's not that we don't understand the power of achieving goals. […] Read More

Dealing with Negativity on Teams. Tips for Leaders

Leaders must beware of this quiet killer of teamwork. I love the following story I read recently from John Maxwell's, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork. Fred and Martha were driving home after a church service. "Fred," Martha asked, "did you notice that the pastor's sermon was kind of weak today?" "No, not really," answered […] Read More

Leaders do Have an Impact – Even Years Later – Great Leadership Story

I shared a story several years ago called, "Why You Must Call 'Time-out' and Celebrate" as a gust blogger on Teamwork and Leadership. In summary it was about a little girl I referred to as “Bookworm” who was part of a 5th grade basketball team I coached. The theme was the importance of taking time out to celebrate […] Read More

Tips on Stopping the Spread of Rumors and Gossip and Work. Spreading rumors can become a poison and cancer.

Some of the most wasted, unproductive and harmful activities and behaviors in the workplace, and particularly on teams, includes the spreading of rumors and gossip. Rarely is such rumor activity ever productive or very meaningful. As they spread they get bigger and can become a poison or cancer to companies, organizations and teams. Why Do Rumors Start? […] Read More

Team Member Hiring. Hire the best teammates.

Great teams are made up of people who passionately care about the team. Nothing new, right? But I also believe that those who passionately care about the team also passionately care about each other as well. The antithesis of teamwork is a group of individuals who don't get along, people who are only in it […] Read More