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7 Questions to Find Your Meaningful Team Purpose

7 Questions to Find Your Meaningful Team Purpose

Ensure that every member of your team are clear about your team purpose. You encourage them to answer the following questions individually and in private.  What do you ...
A Team Charter Can Set the Direction of Your Team -- Here's How to Do It

A Team Charter Can Set the Direction of Your Team -- Here's How to Do It

A team charter can help focus on your purpose. In your team charter, include the overall purpose of the team, your key customers, the key results areas, your guiding principles, and...
For the Team to Succeed, Clarify Team Roles

For the Team to Succeed, Clarify Team Roles

Responsibilities will not become clear to me when I do not know my role. You will see a lot of head scratching from your people if you do not take the initiative to clarify their...

How to Build Teams Through Intentional Communication

Intentional communication is the key to keeping your team informed, focused, and moving forward. As much as you encourage everyone to express themselves freely, clearly, and authentically...

How to Encourage Mutual Team Accountability

We are on this together. We can achieve our team purpose when we work together. We are mutually accountable to our results. Members of high-performing teams value mutual accountability...

How to Get Team Commitment

Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. -Vince Lombardi Building a team starts with commitment....

How to Pick the Right Team Games to Build High Impact Teams

Almost all group sports promote teamwork. But you must be very careful in choosing your group sports for team games. Because how you win the game, not just how you build the team, is...
Magnetic Team Relationship

Magnetic Team Relationship

As a team leader, you must encourage magnetic relationships. A common mistake is to consider work as impersonal endeavor. Work is interpersonal. You must cultivate a culture where...

On Your Next Team Building, Teach Your Team to Communicate and Collaborate

Working with others is never easy. In fact, working with others are usually frustrating, time consuming, and stressful. Ask me why. Because teamwork isn’t natural to us. Filipinos a...

Pick the Best Team Building Activities that Will Help You Achieve Team Goals

Money, time, and energy are wasted on team building games. Some expensive team-building activities provide the worst experiences to many underachieving teams. I have encountered...

Plan for Success Before You Conduct Another Team Building

Observe that in many team building games, facilitators require you to play one game after another. They give you instructions. Then tell you the time available for you — and the best t...

Raise Team Awareness So You Can Focus on Results

As a team leader, your first assignment is to get your team to have an honest look at itself. Help your team make accurate assessments of its actions and structure. Understand that...

Set Team Guidelines -- To Prevent Confusion and to Encourage High Team Performance

Your team can set your own guidelines. You do not have to wait for management to write down a new set of policies for your team to perform well. You can do this. With your team,...

Team Leaders Must Keep in Mind these Three Purposes of Team Building

Team building is a process to ensure team success. It is not an event, a collection of games, or an intellectual concept. Team building initiatives fail when organizers focus on...

Team Purpose Creates Meaning -- And Meaning Moves People to Action

A role given to a member of the team may not provide a whole meaningful satisfaction. Sometimes, it feels too small to make a real difference. Everything will make sense when you...

Train Team Leaders So You Can Build Better Teams

Most team leaders are promoted to temporary incompetence. Being a good team member does not necessarily prepare one to become a good team leader. It is prudent for organizations...

Why High Performance Teams Work on Shared Team Purpose

Every member of high-performing teams works for the good of all. All works for the good of everyone. This happens to every team with a shared and meaningful purpose. Team members...

Why You Must Build Teams

Build teams because although it is possible for you to accomplish your leadership projects alone, that will be very difficult. You need to tap the talents and skills of others. You...

Yes, There is "I" in Teamwork

"There is no I in teamwork." You must have heard of this hogwash before. The intention is to promote teamwork. Unfortunately, good intention is not enough. In an effort to promote...
Your People Must Stop Competing Againsts Each Other, They Must Compete Against Standards

Your People Must Stop Competing Againsts Each Other, They Must Compete Against Standards

Team players, being humans, like to win. Winning involves competition. But be very careful. Many team building exercises are designed to make members compete against each other. In...

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