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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

Setting Team Norms Managing Team Emotions

Because teams are made up of individuals with a variety of different personalities, unique histories, perspectives and opinions—apathy, anger and other human emotions are natural consequences that can interfere with a team’s ability to be successful. Managing team emotions and consequential negative types of behavior is critical to a team’s success and at the heart of effective teams. Since teams are hotbeds of […] Read More

Teamwork Examples and Putting the Team First

Putting the team first is required of every member of a team. If team members are more focused on their own aspirations, egos, money and selfishness – the entire team suffers. Here are two inspiring examples of great teams and teammates to share with your organizations. Teamwork Example #1 – All Fifty Three Players and […] Read More

Servant Teamwork

A Giving Heart is the Best Kind of Heart. A few years ago I was having lunch with a friend who is an Emergency Room Doctor at the local hospital in our town. We sat comfortably at our favorite Mexican restaurant in a quiet booth surrounded by sombreros, colorful Spanish art and soft music eating […] Read More