Team Building

In most companies, when you get results, you get rewards. And if you can’t lead teams to success, you’ll end up stuck in a job with no exit. Use this strategic blending of common-sense strategies and implementable team building exercises to build and bolster your winning team…

You want to improve teamwork. So you reward group performance, praise any signs of collaboration and prod loners to become joiners. That’s a good start, but why stop there?

Make sure your team is working more like the Manhattan Project and less like Enron… Use these articles, exercises and strategies to get your team building training up and running!

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Amazing ideas don't come easy, and the process of emboldening a staff to achieve brilliance shouldn't be pretty. If you want to be known as a real brainstorming gladiator, you've got to take some chances and go above and beyond the ordinary. Ready to get serious about it?
To change behavior—your own and your team’s—start by identifying specific behaviors you want to change. Here are questions to help prepare your team.
What is Nick Miller, the co-founder and CEO of Parking Panda, speaking of when he says, "We’re willing to sacrifice revenue to maintain those values"?

In August 2014, Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team for $2 billion. A few days later, Ballmer introduced himself to fans by delivering a 13-minute over-the-top speech. He acted more like a passionate cheerleader than a corporate billionaire.

In early 2006, two NFL teams sought to sign star quarterback Drew Brees. Initially, Brees figured he’d choose the Miami Dolphins over the New Orleans Saints. After visiting both cities and meeting with team executives, Brees began to rethink the situation.

What’s the most important factor in determining whether your team will succeed? You might guess it’s the participants’ skills and talents, their willingness to collaborate or the organizational culture within which they operate. Yet the right answer is your behavior as team leader.

There’s no single method to motivate entry-level employees. You need a range of communication tools to ignite their on-the-job passion. Consider the example set by Rich Snyder of In-N-Out Burger.
There’s no foolproof way to build teams, but good ones share these approaches.
Hailed as a creative genius, physicist ­William Shockley mastered quantum theory and led a team to invent the transistor. But he did it the hard way.
Here are some of UpdateZen founder and CEO Paul Ruderman's “golden rules” for collaboration.
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