5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Teams

The power of a team lies in its capacity to perform at levels, and deliver results, greater than the sum of its parts. Managers and leaders put a great deal of effort into assembling high-performing teams. Considerable resources are often expended to ensure those...

Identifying the System Players On Your Team
Identifying the System Players On Your Team

In the sports world, people often refer to System Players – people that may not be athletic superstars, but that perform well in the context of the team. These players have skills that complement their team members well, and that makes them valuable assets. The best...

Build Trust at Work

Did you know that you can buy trust? Oxytocin is a human pheromone that, when released, increases feelings of trust. The producers of Liquid Trust (you can find it on Amazon) claim that spraying their product on board room tables or documents can give you an extra...

How to Win the Confidence and Loyalty of Your Team

Having the confidence and loyalty of your team makes your job easier. No second-guessing, no arguing, no fights, and minimal turnover. What’s not to like? You might not admit it, but it’s easier to get things done when employees believe in you. I bet you wouldn’t be...

5 Signs Your Team Needs a Teambuilding Event

The word “Teambuilding” alone is enough to get some rolling their eyes and checking their calendar for a scheduling conflict. And while many of our first thoughts of teambuilding go to a comical episode of The Office or a YouTube video of an exercise gone wrong, the...