I Scream for Ice Cream with My Team

I Scream for Ice Cream with My Team

Looking for a fun way to connect with your team this summer?  Ice cream can be a delicious way to reward your team and create a fun memory together. You can keep it simple and just provide ice cream during a meeting or try one of the ice cream activities below. National Ice Cream Day is a Real Thing Did …

How to Take Control of Your Time

How to Take Control of Your Time

One of the most common complaints I hear from busy professionals is “I don’t have enough time.”  I’m guilty of this too.  Sometimes I feel like I’m on a stage trying to keep 10 spinning plates from falling – and I’m barely making it.  It’s easy to find others who will commiserate with me, because most people I know describe …

Easy Flip Chart Ideas

Easy Flip Chart Ideas that You Should Try

GUEST BLOGGER: Dann Bleeker Pedersen Try these easy-to-make flip chart to keep your team focused while brightening up your meeting room! Pick and choose from the charts below based on your meeting purpose and agenda. Purpose Any meeting should start with a short presentation of the purpose of the meeting. For shorter meetings, a visual representation is not needed. For …

All About Me & All About Us

Building a strong and connected team takes effort.  This simple activity will provide the team with insights into the individual team members as well as possible ideas to better the team.  Or, make up your own questions. This team engagement exercise involves talking through questions that are at first answered by the team members and then discussed as a group.  …

Using the GROW Coaching Model with Teams

Where Did the Grow Model Come From? The GROW Coaching Model is one of the most widely used coaching model.  This model was developed by Sir John Whitmore in the early 1980s. Whitmore’s book, Coaching for Performance, is a must read for any coach or leader who wants pragmatic tools and processes by which to coach employees to success.  While …

How Assessment Helps Leaders in Building a Highly Productive Team

Download and listen to How Assessment Helps Leaders in Building a Highly Productive Team. You’ll learn more about how to develop a strong team. One way to build a strong team culture is to learn how the team views itself. In this episode, Leigh Ann Rodgers talks about how assessment helps leaders in building a highly productive team. She explains …

6 Keys to Effective Listening

Have you ever been misinterpreted what someone told you?  Of course, you have!   We misunderstand each other to one degree or another in almost every conversation we have.  The truth is listening is challenging and most of us doesn’t know how to do it very well.  Even when we have the skills, its challenging to listen when we are pressed …

Activity: Fly Your Team to New Heights

In this activity, your team will be able to analyze their current state and also identify areas they would like to improve.  Using the metaphor of the four forces of flight, you can facilitate a conversation about how your team is doing and where they want to focus. The Beginning of Human Flight The idea of flight has long fascinated …

Six Secrets to Connect & Engage Remote Teams

Discover six secrets that will connect and engage your virtual teams that I learned directly from Aurelie Gouverneur. Aurelie is a leader who understands firsthand the challenges of leading a global team.  Aurelie is the Responsible Sourcing Senior Manager for Mars, Inc.  Her international team is leading the way in which Responsible Sourcing practices are addressed with first-tier suppliers, and …