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 […]

Jul 072016
 
Challenging the Process as a Team Leader

“The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it.” – Warren Bennis Far too often, we cling to what is familiar, even if what we cling to is known to be inadequate. Most large groups are governed by the law of inertia: if it takes effort to change something, nothing will change. As a […]

Jun 302016
 
Team Building Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. Hawkings was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds […]

Jun 232016
 
Helping Your Team Deal With Mistakes

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams No matter how well your team prepares or what precautions they take, mistakes will happen. Mistakes are an essential part of life. Without them, it is not possible to fully grow and learn. When mistakes do occur, the […]

Jun 092016
 
Reaching Team Goals by Improving Productivity

“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.” – Paul Gauguin Improving time management strategies will help increase your team’s productivity. By improving productivity, your team will find it easier to reach their goals. Increased productivity takes time. However, as your team begins to […]