Tag Archives: teamwork

Breaking The Ice With A New Manager

November 5, 2013


Ice breaker ship navigating through arctic waters

You’ve heard about the new manager. His arrival was announced a few weeks ago. You and your friends at work have been speculating. Will he be different? What changes will he make? Soon enough, the day – and the new manager – has arrived. He is now sitting by the team. How do you break […]

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Mission For Today: Thank Someone

November 4, 2013


girl holding thank you sign

Mission For Today: sincerely smile and thank someone for the work they did When was the last time you took a moment, smiled and really thanked someone for the work they did? Concluding your emails with “thanks!” or responding with “thanks” when someone agrees to a request are quick and simple ways to show some […]

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Leaders Need To Get Their Hands Dirty

November 3, 2013


Dirty hands planting fresh green herbs in a planter

Who are the leaders you respect most? Are they the managers in the corner office you rarely see? Or are they the guys that walk around the office and roll up their sleeves to help out when the “stuff” hits the fan? Early in my career, I had the privilege of working with an executive […]

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Leaders Don’t Need Titles

November 1, 2013


Mark Sanborn speaking at a conference

Last weekend, I participated in the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in New Orleans, where over 1000 volunteer leaders from Chapters and Communities of Practice had the privilege of hearing Mark Sanborn’s closing keynote: You Don’t Need A Title To Be A Leader. Mark started off his presentation with a quiz of five simple trick questions. […]

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Mission For Today: Ask And Listen

April 2, 2013


Lego Darth Vader should listen to Luke

Mission For Today: Ask Someone What Is Important To Them At Work. Listen. You have been sitting next to and working with Luke for six months.  You greet each other every morning, talk about the weekend, and ask about the kids.  How well do you really know Luke?  Do you know what he likes best […]

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Mission For Today: Have Some Fun

December 21, 2012

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Video Games At Work

Mission for today: have some fun at work Teams that play together, stay together.  Whether it is Halloween, the last business day before the Christmas break, or a random Thursday afternoon why not have a little fun once in awhile? Some simple things you can do: Play cards Play board games Play video games – […]

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