How To Deal With Slackers

Social loafing – the bane of teams everywhere. Even the name, social loafing, sounds like trouble. I can just see one person frantically working on something at their desk while their team member goes to get yet another cup of coffee, stopping to chat with anyone and everyone along the… Read More

Brainstorming – Part 2

Earlier this week I wrote about ways to create an environment that fosters group brainstorming. Because the need for innovation is more critical to an organization’s success than ever before, I wanted to continue the conversation and write about some ground rules when planning a productive brainstorming session. Don’t Let… Read More

Strive for Massive Productivity

  “The clever combatant looks to the effect of combined energy, and does not require too much from individuals” – Sun Tzu Group brainstorming is common practice in today’s business world. The saying “two heads are better than one” is often true and organizations realize there is strength is numbers when… Read More

5 (Easy but Important) Guidelines to Remember Before You Plan Team-Building Events

TEAM is a powerful word. It can conjure up many images, from your favorite sports team to your close group of friends to your family. It can motivate and inspire you to succeed when you think about the great teams in your life.  Your work team should be another team that… Read More

Manage Your Emotions

“…leaders who have mastered their emotions are better able to roll with the changes and help the organization to adjust.” -Daniel Goleman I’m a big fan of Dr. Daniel Goleman and his research on emotional intelligence (EQ) as an effective leadership tool.  He is the author of many best-selling leadership… Read More