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Igniting teamwork. There is an I in teamwork.

Did you know there really is an “I” in teamwork? My son is an assistant coach of a college women’s basketball team. We (my wife and I) try to attend as many games as possible to support him. It hit me this weekend what Michael Jordan’s quote meant when he shared, “There is no ‘I’ in […] Read more

Teamwork Video and Chickens and Eggs

In a fairly recent Ted talk (which I have included below) international businesswoman and writer Margaret Heffernan shares a productivity experiment done by biologist William Muir. It has big implications for teamwork. Muir used chickens in his productivity experiment for one very simple reason – you can easily measure their productivity by counting the eggs. […] Read more

Team Collaboration – Polished Rocks – Team Conflict

Teamwork in the workplace can be difficult. Teams at work often consist of a variety of conflicting personalities and styles. Getting to a point in which a team can collaborate and work in harmony can be a difficult task for a leader and takes time. I love the following metaphor on teamwork from Steve Jobs […] Read more

Powerful Teamwork Video of Lion and Buffalo – Unity

I have told the story and fable of the bulls and the lion, and I have also shared it in a popular video titled “United We Stand: A Team United Can’t Fail.” But I always love it when I see it happen in life. The following video demonstrates the important need for teams to unite. […] Read more

Teamwork – A Force to be Reckoned with

This past weekend a sports analyst was interviewing Gregg Marshall, the head basketball Coach from the Wichita State Shockers. In case you are not current, they are one of two undefeated teams left in college basketball this year sitting at 26 wins and no losses with only a few weeks left in the season. Regardless […] Read more