Celebrate Mental Health Day with Your Team – October 10

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Celebrate Mental Health Day with Your Team – October 10   Did you know this is one of the most unhappy times in modern history? Yikes! Our mental health is critical to our well-being and a driver of success in our work. At a time when so many people are exhausted and stressed, it’s important […]

How Leaders Can Stop Being the Mediator for Team Conflicts

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How Leaders Can Stop Being the Mediator for Team Conflicts Giving feedback to team members feels risky. Sharing feedback with a manager or high-up can feel like a career limiting move. Consistently team members who take the Better Teams Assessment rate the team low on providing direct feedback to each other. I get it. I […]

Leading Your Team by Extending Forgiveness and Grace

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Leading Your Team by Extending Forgiveness and Grace Managing conflict is an inevitable part of leading teams. Most people do not like to deal with conflict, even if they are skilled in resolving it. In a world where people are quicker to react with anger and be less open to civil discussions, unresolved conflict can […]

6 Steps to Delight and Bond Your Team with a Team Crest Activity

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6 Steps to Delight and Bond Your Team with a Team Crest Activity Designing a team crest together is a bonding activity that unifies the team around their purpose and values. This team building activity will utilize both the creative and logical sides of the brain, thus appealing to all types of people.  Crests have […]

“City vs Countryside”: A Great 3 Step Team Icebreaker

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“City vs Countryside”: A Great 3 Step Team Icebreaker A good icebreaker can energize a team for a meeting or training session. This “City vs Countryside” team icebreaker will not only energize your team, but also build trust by helping them connect and learn more about one another. It was actually the trip I am […]

8 Questions to Uncover A Team’s Greatest Challenges

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8 Questions to Uncover A Team’s Greatest Challenges When working with leaders of teams to identify areas that would improve the team, it’s helpful to have a variety of questions to pull from. Asking a few different questions will often result in a broader understanding of the leader’s concerns about their team. These questions can […]

The Best Way to Connect Your Team While Making a Difference

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The Best Way to Connect Your Team While Making a Difference I volunteer multiple times a week at The Farm at Oatland North, an animal sanctuary for farm animals. It is a beautiful, special place where retired, abandoned and abused animals come to live out their lives in peace.  Periodically we have groups come to […]