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3 Things Leaders Can do To Improve Teamwork and Prevent The Prisoner Dilemma

Years ago I played a teamwork mind game called the "Prisoner's Dilemma." Maybe you have heard of it? Two criminals - who are co-conspirators - are locked away in two solitary cells. Neither can communicate with the other. Both prisoners are interrogated by officials. Both are offered the same deal - if you stay silent you […] Read More

Smart Teamwork – Videos of Teams not working so Smart

Two Teamwork Videos That Demonstrate Teamwork Isn't Always Productive Is teamwork always productive? When you watch the two videos below you get a sense that may not always be the case. One of the important challenges of leaders is to foster teamwork. Another challenge is to get teams to be productive. Your team might work well […] Read More

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