Category Archives: Teamwork

4 Surefire Ways to Shatter Your Team’s Trust, Just Like the Chicago Bears

A season that started with Super Bowl aspirations has devolved into one of dysfunction and disappointment for the Chicago Bears football team. The team hasn’t performed up to expectations, coaches and players seem to be at odds with each other, … Continue reading

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Leaders Must Identify the Place, Clear the Path, and Set the Pace

If you think you’re leading and no one is following, then you’re only taking a walk. Leadership is about going somewhere. It’s about getting a group of people to mesh their talents, work together, and move from point A to … Continue reading

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3 Requirements for Any Successful Virtual Team

If you don’t work as part of a virtual team on a regular or occasional basis, chances are you have colleagues or friends who do. Fifteen years ago it was a different story. I remember asking my boss at the … Continue reading

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Quit Using Your Personality as an Excuse for Behaving Badly

One of my pet peeves is people who use their personality as an excuse for their behavior. “I can’t help it, that’s just who I am” is the phrase that’s often uttered to rationalize or justify an action, position, or attitude. In some ways … Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Involving Your Team in the Hiring Decision

You are making a big mistake if you aren’t involving your team members in the hiring decision of new employees. Regular readers of my blog will know that over the last several weeks I have been knee-deep in the process … Continue reading

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