5 Things Your Team Need to Feel Rewarded & Not Threatened

Do you know the five things that will increase your team’s motivation and commitment to the work? David Rock’s SCARF Model describes the five domains that ignite threats or rewards. These five areas are critical to consider when leading others.  Leaders need to be mindful that all five domains are important to motivate and influence others.  When teams believe they …

[On-demand Webinar] Dramatically Improve Your Team Dynamics Using DISC

Team dynamics are essential to success. To get instant access to this FREE on-demand webinar, just click this link: On-Demand Webinar:Dramatically Improve Your Team Dynamics. The webinar is 40 minutes and packed with information to help you as a leader. Here is what you will learn: The attributes and preferences of the 4 DISC communication styles Why teams are ripe …

A Question to Prime Your Team to Talk about Change

If you are about to facilitate a meeting about a change in the workplace, you have a potential conundrum on your hands. The very thought of a significant change creates stress and raises our blood pressure; yet, we think and process more effectively when we are in a positive state of mind.  By applying some of the latest neuroscience, we …

8 Workplace Rituals that Boost Employee Engagement

Beyond the workplace it is easy to think of examples where rituals unite, motivate and ready a “team” to excel together.  Imagine a sports team repeating a specific chant (with hand motions) before running out onto the field.  Picture the cast of a play saying “Break a Leg” as their places are called. Think of a ritual your family has …

A Light “Heart”ed Icebreaker for Valentines Day

Want to have a little fun with your team on Valentine’s Day? Here is a simple and fun QuickConnect (icebreaker) you can do with your team in less than 10 minutes. Supplies: Candy conversation hearts (I used Brach’s® Large Conversation Hearts) Paper and pens (Optional) prizes for the winning group A good sense of humor Instructions: 1. Divide your team …

How to Set Up a Mastermind Group

“When a group of individual minds are coordinated and function in harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual in the group.” Napoleon Hill Mastermind Groups Mastermind groups have significantly influenced my thinking and professional development in the last decade.  I have been fortunate to have been involved in two Mastermind groups.  One group met for …