Category Archive: Teams

10 Ways to Spot Dead-weight Before it’s too Late

Teams thrive and rise when you ditch dead-weight. “[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to 40 percent compared to teams that… Continue reading

How to Build Teams that Trust Each Other

I asked top leaders to respond to three questions: What three words describe a great team? What three problems hinder great teamwork? What three things do great teams habitually do? They wrote about… Continue reading

How to Energize a Team that’s Lost Heart

Everything’s hard when you lose heart. Fearful people play-it-safe. “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Vince Lombardi If your team lost enthusiasm, what are you going to change about yourself? What did you… Continue reading

The Best Super Bowl Commercial of All Time

The best Super Bowl commercial of all time: Runner Up for the best Super Bowl commercial of all time: (Don’t miss the ending.) Top contenders: Coke’s, “Mean Joe Green.” Wendy’s, “Where’s the Beef.”… Continue reading

Leadership Derailers: Self-Reliance

Two-year olds exclaim, “I’ll do it by myself.” But everything leaders hope to accomplish will eventually be done by others. Merriam Webster defines self-reliance simply as, “reliance on one’s own efforts and abilities.”… Continue reading

Where Talent Thrives or Dies – How to Build Effective Teams

Poorly run teams are where talent goes to die. Talent thrives on effective teams. Talent dies where jerk-holes thrive. Where talent thrives: There’s more to success than meeting the numbers. You get what… Continue reading