Sep 292016
How to Leave a Positive Impression on Your Team

If you want to make the most of interpersonal relationships as a team leader, you have to be able to leave a lingering positive impression on your team members. People’s first impressions of you are what dictate if they want to get to know you any further. You want to make sure, then, that you […]

Sep 222016
Getting Your Team On Your Side

“It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.” – Nelson Mandela Today, we are looking at the ways you can bring your team to your side. Particularly, we will discuss the persuasive techniques of appealing to your team members’ emotions and reason. Appealing To The Emotions […]

Sep 082016
Team Building Quotes From Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was an American author and early producer of personal-success literature. His best-known work, Think and Grow Rich, sold twenty million copies.  Most of his books were promoted as revealing principles to achieve “success”. Hill’s works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to increasing one’s income. Napoleon Hill was an adviser to United States […]

Sep 012016
Making Sure Team Meetings Are Not Time Wasters

“The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” – Thomas Sowell Team meetings are often seen as nothing but time wasters. Few people look forward to team  meetings, and with good reason. Too many meetings lack purpose and structure. However, with just a few tools, you can […]

Aug 252016
Delegating For Team Leaders Made Easy

“You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility.” –  Byron Dorgan If you work on your own, there’s only so much you can get done, no matter how hard you work. One of the most common ways of overcoming this limitation is to learn how to delegate your work to your team members. If […]

Aug 182016
Information Gathering Stage of The Creative Problem Solving Process for Teams

“Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.” –  Zig Ziglar The first step in the creative problem solving process for teams is to gather information about the problem. In order to effectively solve the correct problem, the team needs to know as […]

Aug 112016
Creative Problem Solving for Teams

“If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.” – Robert Anthony The Random House Unabridged Dictionary includes several definitions for the word “problem.” The definitions that we are most concerned with while learning about the creative problem solving process are “Any question or matter involving […]

Jul 282016
Paraverbal Communication Skills for Team Leaders

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” – Peter Drucker How you say something to your team is just as important as what you are saying. How you say something is known as paraverbal communication and include the pitch, tone, and speed of your words when you communicate. The Power of […]

Jul 212016
Encouraging Your Team Members

“When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.” – Zig Ziglar Your team members should never feel that they are merely a resource. A resource is something you use as long as it is functional. When […]