Posts Tagged by team leader

I Want Davey Johnson as My Leader

If you have to look up Davey Johnson, you can start with Wikipedia HERE. I do happen to be a lunatic Washington Nationals fan but that’s not the gist of this article. For anyone wanting to better their leadership abilities within their company, team, group or department, The Washington Nats Manager, Davey Johnson, is a […] more

Team Building is a Process

Imagine the enthusiasm demonstrated by citizens who apply to be a Navy Seal. If we conduct their training using the same team building techniques that many corporations use, the Navy Seal Wannabees would attend one long retreat, probably over a weekend, and expect to be well-bonded and trusting of each other. Navy Seal training takes […] more

One Teammate Can Destroy the Works

As this simple illustration shows, even the tiniest cog in the gear system can create destruction. Imagine these gears are running pulleys to your life support systems. What if….just what if that small pretty little pink/purple gear jammed? Although small, its working health would have a life or death role in the system. So too […] more

I Am the Problem. An Ice Breaker.

Did you ever play Hot Potato when you were a kid? Or did you pick the Old Maid card out of someone’s hand during that card game? That same queasy feeling may occur when a team plays the following ice breaker titled I Am the Problem. There may be any number of explanations when a […] more

Little Changes Big Connections

Part of my spiel offline and online includes discussions about how simple, small changes can make long lasting and powerful changes in connections between people. Take teambuilding activities, for instance.  I see so many companies putting a lot of time and money into the creation of a gigantic team building experience for the employees. Why?, […] more

Welcome Open Team Conflict

A team leader’s role is to establish or sanctify the roles each team member will play when working toward the clear-cut goal.  When conflict arises – and it will – the team leader’s role is to understand the nature of the conflict and have it, the conflict, work toward the betterment of the team or […] more