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The Transformation of a Team Starts with the Transformation of You post image

I have found in my career that most of the finger pointing on teams is at the leader or other teammates, but rarely is the finger pointing back at the person pointing the finger. Maybe you can relate? A number of years ago I was working with a team as a consultant, where every finger […] Read More

Most Team Building Does Not Work – Team Activities Team Exercises Team Events Trust Falls Ropes Courses

Have you ever been a part of a trust fall team building activity? Or how about a ropes course or obstacle course that you were told would bring your team together and unite you? How about a team bowling activity, rock climbing or even bungee jumping? My guess is that most of you have been […] Read More

Workplace Gossip Team Gossip Positive Gossip

In my new book “You Are the Team—6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go from Good to Great,” I talk about the need for teammates to be positive—the Fourth B. Here is a powerful excerpt from that section on refraining from negativity… One of the methods to stopping the spread of negative gossip on teams is […] Read More

Team Conflict, Fear of Conflict on Teams, Leaders Who Fear Conflict

I did a workshop recently with a small firm of 36 employees. We talked about the need for teammates to be more selfless, trustworthy, humble, positive, respectful and great. In preparing for the workshop I had heard that communication was an issue their teams were struggling with. This is not uncommon, many teams struggle with […] Read More

Teamwork and Service Servant Teamwork and Leadership

I wrote my new book You Are the Team—6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go from Good to Great because of a thought that kept coming to me which was, if teammates can change themselves, they can change the team. And the change starts with teammates who are thinking like servants. It’s about members of the team serving […] Read More