Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about team building. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all lessons learned, overcoming setbacks and resiliency. Submit your relevant blog posts here!
Leaders need to adjust to the skill and abilities of the people, and don’t expect new people to fit into the team exactly as those doing the job previously. John Hunter of Curious Cat Management Improvement reminds us to take care to design the system to minimize risk of failure and maximize the advantages each employee brings to work every day in Take Advantage of the Strengths Each Person Brings to Work. Follow John.
Sean Glaze of Great Results Teambuilding tells us a good leader will recognize the importance of encouragement as a key part of team building. In 12 Exalting Phrases Leaders Should Share with their Team, he helps you to take advantage of every opportunity to be an encouraging and inspiring flame that your people want to be near and benefit from. He also shares ways to strengthen your team even if you aren’t ready to schedule a team building event. Follow Sean.
David Grossman of The Grossman Group explains that research shows the best and most effective teams aren’t those that combined the best and brightest people, but rather, something you might not expect. Follow David.
Looking for teamwork quotes? Here are some unique ones from Inc.
Jesse Stoner of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership shares how understanding the characteristics of effective teams gives you a target to shoot for and better prepares you to support your team’s development. They conducted an extensive research study which revealed six Benchmarks of Team Excellence. Follow Jesse.
In the post,The Biggest Barrier to Your Team’s Development? You, Robyn McLeod of Thoughtful Leaders Blog shares how to avoid getting in the way of your team’s success and the steps you can take to help them flourish. Follow Robyn.
Learn about three critical factors leaders need to employ to help keep their employees on course to achieving the long-term goals of their organization via Tanveer Naseer of Tanveer Naseer Leadership Follow Tanveer.
Chris Edmonds of Driving Results through Culture asks “How can your team boost it’s performance?” then looks at Formula 1 racing for insights. This pit crew changed all four tires during a mid-race pit stop in less than three seconds! Everyone knowing their responsibilities doesn’t boost team results – everyone working in harmony while doing what they must do is the way to nirvana. Follow Chris.
A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into reality. – John Carmack
Team building is an important part of managing a small business workforce. Foster collaboration between your employees with these simple team building activities from Amanda Cameron of Patriot Software, LLC Follow Amanda.
In order for a team to function properly and effectively, they must find common ground. Eric Torrence of Thin Difference shares five ways we are all alike. By focusing on what unites us, even tasks that seem insurmountable are possible. Follow Eric.
American Business models began to move away from “command-control” in the 1990s. Since then, team building has been covered from top to toe over the last decades because it was a novel approach to performance. Michelle Cubas, CPCC, ACC, of Positive Potentials, LLC asks, why does it still seem foreign to many managers? Follow Michelle.
Beth Beutler of H.O.P.E. Unlimited gives us some questions to ask when our team doesn’t seem to be performing well. Follow Beth.