Category: Teams

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Use a weekly team meeting to stay on track

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A weekly team meeting can help you keep your team moving forward. It should be at the same date and time every week. Here’s an agenda that’s worked for many people. Personal sharing – what’s going on in everyone’s life? Performance review – are we making our numbers? Project review – are we making  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Help the team succeed

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Part of your job is helping the team succeed by accomplishing your mission. That’s obvious but important. Because helping the team succeed is part of your job, you must assure that the important things get done. What must be done today? Because helping the team succeed is part of your job you must consider the  »  Read More

Leadership: Three Inconvenient Truths about Teams

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It’s easy to tell when a pair of horses is a team. They’re both hooked up to the same wagon and facing in the same direction and maybe even pulling together. When it comes to human beings, though, the word “team” is not so precise. CEOs refer to tens of thousands of people in their company as “our team.” Many  »  Read More

Leadership and the Lessons of March Madness

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This weekend, the four remaining teams in the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament will play to determine who will be the ultimate champion for this year. It will be an exciting time, and there are some lessons you can learn for business, even though business and basketball are very different. Basketball teams  »  Read More

The Team’s the Thing and the People are the Team

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“It was a great bunch of folks.” For a couple of decades, I began my supervisory skills training with an exercise where we asked people to identify a time when it was great to come to work and then work through some descriptions of that time. Two things were always a part of those descriptions. There was always a  »  Read More

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