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Regular Communication with Co-Workers

Building Rapport

The ability to communication and collaborate with co-workers above and beyond the normal need to work together is essential. Regularly communicating and collaborating with our peers enables for stronger working relationships and sharing of knowledge and best practices. This enables for solving problems more effectively and creatively as well as reducing conflicts that may arise […]

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Do You Know What Your Audience Wants and Needs?

Before you give your next presentation, consider whether you truly understand what your audience wants and needs from that presentation. Often, we give a presentation with a focus on what we want and need from it, but forget about our audience’s wants and needs.

Let’s assume […]

6 Ways to Get to Know New Team Members

Team Building

We can get new team members better acclimated to the group and to the work of the group’s initiative when we take the time to get to know them and understand what’s important to them. Additionally, by getting to know them, we begin to establish a strong working relationship as well as build trust with […]

A Team Leader’s Challenge: Leading through the Four Stages of Team Development – Lessons Learned

lessons learned

Lessons Learned in Team Development – Part 5 of 5

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this case study.

The project came to a close after 19 months – a bit over schedule but within budget. There were a number of issues that did arise over that time, of course. […]

A Team Leader’s Challenge: Leading through the Four Stages of Team Development – Norming & Performing

Norming & Performing

Getting the Team to High Performing – Part 4 of 5

Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this case study.

The team has now been together for nearly four months. While they have been performing well and have certainly been productive (Norming stage,) Joshua would love to improve that performance even further […]