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How to Obtain and Maintain Management Support

“If human progress had merely been a matter of leadership, we should be in Utopia today.” – Thomas B. Reed

Whether you work in the private sector, or the public sector, organizational success requires both leadership AND teamwork. For a team to be successful, its management must ensure adequate materials, facilities, equipment, human resources, and […]

How to Strengthen Team Commitment

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Commit to getting it right. It is one thing to be able to do the work. It is another to be willing to commit to do your absolute best. You […]

How to Maintain and IMPROVE Competence in Yourself and Your Team

Military service people are given thorough training in their respective specialties, whether you are an Aircraft Mechanic, or Infantryman. In some cases, their lives—and the lives of others—depend on very specific, competent, and timely performance. The Navy Seal team that eliminated Osama bin Laden showed their competence in accomplishing their mission.

You want to be […]

How to Help Unify Your Team, And Align Yourself with Your Team’s Purpose

The mission to eliminate Osama Bin Laden had a clearly focused end point, but did not have a target goal date until the spring of 2011. A team with unity of purpose has everyone aligned—like a pack of wolves pursuing their prey. They are focused. Whether your team is a business project team or a […]

How to Recognize and Reward Your Teammates

According to Recognition Professionals International, “formal, informal and day-to-day recognition programs, when linked to the organization’s values and goals, can create a culture of recognition that enhances employee engagement, performance and retention.”

What types of recognition or rewards encourage YOU to do your best? If you like your work, that may be sufficient reward. For […]