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Employee Training, Team building, Motivation, Change Management

Staying Motivated And On Point

March 26, 2013

Helping Our Employees Stay Motivated and On Point.

Unemployment – close to 8% nationally and one of the highest rates in 25 years. Wage cuts, layoffs, reductions, and yes, the mention of corporate corruption in every issue of every newspaper and magazine we pick up. Company stock prices have fallen, many times detrimentally effecting savings and retirement accounts to say the least of foregone company stock option plans. We have been directed to do more with less – less manpower, less budget, seemingly less everything. And there’s a feeling that somebody needs to be blamed.

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Elements of a High Performance Team

March 10, 2013

I wish there were only one, two or even three characteristics of a high performance team.  That would make describing them perhaps acquiring such attributes somehow easier.  But it’s just not that easy – but it isn’t that hard either!  No doubt this list is not all-inclusive, however I would suggest it would be difficult to find a high performing team without each of these attributes.

Mission driven team members: Possessed more than a mere goal, they possessed a vision of their future and they conducted themselves with inexplicable energy.
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How Important is Trust in our Teams?

April 3, 2012

Without trust there is little incentive to commit or to develop camaraderie, morale is diminished, there is less inducement to collaborate, there is unwarranted risk to open communication, there is doubt, there is an unwillingness to take risk, there is limited dialogue and without sufficient dialogue, productivity falters. Without trust there is failure.

How important is trust? CRITICAL. On a scale of 1-10, perhaps a 12. Team members operating in a trusting environment experience greater quality of life which stems from functioning in safe, supportive surrounding which produce positive psychological benefits associated with being a part of a wining or Continue reading

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