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Teamwork Story – The Need For Teams to Work Together

There is a story told of the great Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski. It perfectly highlights the power of teamwork and our dependence on each other. A mother, who wanted to encourage her young son to continue playing the piano, bought tickets and took her son to a performance of the great pianist Ignace Paderewski. They […] Read More

Negative Teammates Are a Drain

Members of teams always looking at the negative can be dangerous. They become poison providers of negativity who quietly, freely and gladly give cups and at times buckets of deathly potions to their teammates. These team members are ENERGY SUCKERS! They drain every bit of momentum you have. Have you ever had a conversation with […] Read More

Team Building Activity – Powerful For Team Relationships and Trust post image

Trust is to teamwork what followers are to leadership. Without it teammates struggle in their relationships with one another and building effective teamwork. In my years of developing teams, doing team activities where members of the team get to know one another outside of their work lives has paid the greatest dividends in terms of building […] Read More

Egos can destroy teamwork. Beware. Teamwork Story

Members of great teams are focused on achieving greatness together. But personal egos, aspirations, politics, money and gossip can quickly erode any chance they have of greatness. This is most recognizable on sports teams where individual egos and selfishness often times supersedes the good of the team. The player who is upset he didn’t score […] Read More

passionate team

When building any kind of team, we often focus on finding highly skilled people to add to our powerhouse of talent. Teams are built to work for common goals so why wouldn’t we want the most skilled individuals on our A-list? But take into consideration a lesson I learned from Lou Holtz, a highly respected […] Read More