Five Tips to Optimize Team-Building


Team-building activities have a polarizing reputation. A majority of companies have them, spending billions of dollars a year for programs designed to create stronger teams. Here are five tips to optimize your team-building exercises: Set context and tangible goals.

6 Quick Team Building Activities That SkyRocket Teamwork and Performance

Jason Treu

Teamwork is the most important and least developed soft skill. Performance and outcomes are dependent on how well the team works together. The same goes for teamwork and relationships with teammates. These team building activities can be done once a month or twice a month.

Should You Start with Team Building to Increase Engagement?


Analyze a Team’s Dynamics Before Prescribing Solutions. When I worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement, I managed a talent development team that supported several departments. Inevitably, one of my VPs or directors would call and ask for team building efforts.

Here are Very Good Books on Culture Change, Leadership, Managing Others & Team Building

Jason Treu

Here are the latest business, culture change, HR, and leadership books I’m reading. The post Here are Very Good Books on Culture Change, Leadership, Managing Others & Team Building appeared first on Executive Coach, team building expert and new manager training in Dallas.

How to Scale Your Workforce from 0 to 100 in Less Than 6 Months

Speaker: Gaurav Valani, Head of Talent, Overstock

With the unemployment rates reaching all-time lows, it has undoubtedly become a candidate-driven market. Many external Recruiters and internal Talent Acquisition teams build or destroy their careers based on how well they can do this in a competitive market like the one we are in.

Recruitment, team building, and coaching all wrapped into one tool

The Predictive Index

The Predictive Index (PI) did a question and answer with Joan to learn more about how they use PI at the Community Family Guidance Center. Community Family Guidance Center is a non-profit children’s mental health agency with about 65 employees.

Team Building Exercises That Won’t Cause Eye Rolls


I am referring to those team building exercises that leaders come up with that are supposed to result in comradery and bonding. The concept is a good one. The problem is this: the same tired, old, and, quite frankly, boring activities are planned—thus, the eye rolls.

The Team Building Mistakes That Small Business Owners Make

Spark Hire

Trying to develop a roster of talented employees is a challenge for even the most capable small business owners. To ensure that this happens successfully, take care to avoid these common team building mistakes. Interacting with all employees in the same way.

How To Lead A Team Building Session With Cloverleaf


You have a team full of potential. Maybe you want to improve performance, or help your team work better together to solve problems. Whatever it is, having a session around your Cloverleaf Team Dashboard can help. Here’s a guide to help you lead this conversation with your team.

Excited to be Speaking at REAL HR SHRM-Atlanta Symposium on Employee Engagement & Team Building (Aug 2019)

Jason Treu

Excited to be Speaking at REAL HR SHRM-Atlanta Symposium on Employee Engagement & Team Building (Aug 2019). If you are in the Atlanta area or want to attend, please let me know. I have a few passes that I can give you for 50% off ( FYI: There are no other discounts given and I don’t get anything if you use the discount ). My Session Overview: Think about the best team you’ve ever been on.

Creating a Cohesive Office: A Guide to Effective Team Building

Get Hppy

That goal would be the success of the company you work for. Whether you are in customer service, HR, or even accounting, your office is a vital part of the organization you work for, and every company is only as strong as its weakest link. Spotlight on the Launching Event.

Why Millennials Want Coaches, Not Managers


Your workforce is increasingly made up of millennials; this is unsurprising – they’re the ones with the most contemporary skills, and with each passing year they become a larger percentage of the working world.

Tips on Effective Coaching with Birkman

Birkman International

We always enjoy hearing from master practitioners of The Birkman Method and recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with executive coach and author Robert De Filippes. With over four decades of experience consulting across multiple industries, we asked Robert to share some trade secrets on effective coaching from his latest book, On Coaching with The Birkman Method , to drive coaching and business success using Birkman.

Keynote Speaker at SHRM Columbus 2019 HR Symposium on October 24th

Jason Treu

Honored to be the keynote speaker at 2019 HR Symposium for the Columbus, Georgia SHRM Chapter on October 24th 2019. The theme is: RIDING THE RAPIDS OF HUMAN RESOURCES. My interactive keynote presentation will be on building high performing teams and engaged cultures.

Tips on Effective Coaching with Birkman

Birkman International

We always enjoy hearing from master practitioners of The Birkman Method and recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with executive coach and author Robert De Filippis. Good coaching starts with knowing one’s self.

Our High-Intensity Team Building Day with Shannon Waller


We know the holidays are over – old news – but, if you remember, back in December we had this holiday party of sorts. A holiday party for everyone in the company. And the day she spent with us combined all of those things. Fourth exercise: The Communication Builder.

Team Building Lessons from a College Classroom


This past week Cloverleaf co-founder and SaaS Salesperson extraordinaire, Ford Knowlton, taught a class at our hometown university - The University of Cincinnati. The class called Professionalism and Purpose is in the college of business and is an elective for varsity athletes.

Creating a Coaching Culture at Work

Center for Coaching

Whether managing people, parenting, volunteering, or participating in community events, coaching skills make leadership easier. Coaching skills are now recognized as an essential core competency for leaders. In the workplace talent retention employee engagement, productivity, and goal achievement are driven by the effectiveness of the leaders. Developing leadership competency in an organization calls for coaching skills training.

Best Things in the Workplace Are Free – Connection

Jason Treu

That’s the classic song in MadMen when Burt Cooper dies. It’s signifies the #1 asset and “secret sauce” that leaders typically overlook. . It’s that emotional bond that enables us to accomplish and create the seemingly impossible. . But that completely misses the mark.

Empowering Small Business Sales Through Mental Toughness


If that deal doesn’t go through, where will the money come from? One of the most important things your small business can do is hire top-performing salespeople. How is your small business' #sales team structured? Applying Mental Toughness to Small Business Sales Teams.

Creating Training and Development Programs and Employee Experience Initiatives for Organizations

Jason Treu

Learning and development is something I’ve always been passionate about. I’m a naturally curious, research oriented and understand the value of strategic training. I work with clients (either HR and/or management team) to help them with their training and development needs.

Employee Engagement Strategies (worksheet included!): Improve Communication With A Fun Team Building Activity


With the two branches of our Engagement Multiplier team based in Chicago and the UK, the entire company had never actually been in the same room until recently. Sure, a few of us have met once or twice, but during the first week of December, not only did we Holiday Party together, we worked in our Chicago office together for an entire week. Her expertise is in getting teams to work seamlessly together.

4 Ways Great Leaders Can Overcome Company Scarcity Issues


When introducing the section on economics, I try to reinforce the premise that economics is really the study of scarcity – what do you do when there is not enough to go around. Politicians live and die by how well they manage the issue of scarcity.

If You Want to Escape From Prison, What’s the First Thing You Need to Know?

Jason Treu

“If you want to escape from prison, what is the first thing you need to know?”. One student said you need to find the key. The teacher rolled their eyes, smiled and said no each time. Then the teacher responded after everyone said something.

Top 3 Reasons for Employee Attrition in 2019 & Huge Costs

Jason Treu

In looking through 2019 1H research studies here the top three drivers of employee attrition: compensation, career development opportunities and people management. Compensation has leaped into the number one position now. It’s not hard to see the linkages.

How Could I Have Done This Twice as Good?

Jason Treu

Flip the script! You’ll also raise the standards of everyone around you. The post How Could I Have Done This Twice as Good? appeared first on Executive Coach, team building expert and new manager training in Dallas.

10 Workplace Conflict Resolution Best Practices

Jason Treu

Teams in conflict hurt not only their performance but cause a ripple effect in a company and with everyone they touch. I’ve developed a completely new process that flips the workplace conflict resolution process. Many times, I’m not the first company they have brought in.

5 Talent Development Challenges for HR in 2019

Jason Treu

What’s at the top of your list? The post 5 Talent Development Challenges for HR in 2019 appeared first on Executive Coach, culture change and employee engagement in Dallas. Here are “5 Talent Development Challenges for HR in 2019.”.


Jason Treu

In this episode, Tony Richards interviews Jason Treu, Executive Coach and Author of Social Wealth, on the importance of understanding your team members to create a high performing culture in your organization. About the Guest.

Four Excellent Articles on Managing Others

Jason Treu

I frequently get leaders, managers (new and experienced) and other employees asking me about articles, books and podcasts they should check out on leadership, managing others, giving feedback, building great teams and developing their employees.

How Leaders Create High Performing Cultures & Teams

Jason Treu

Podcast interview w/ Jason Treu on why and how leaders must build self-awareness and social awareness if they want to create high performance organizations.

Tell Your Own Story and Own It (Guest Podcast & Video Interview)

Jason Treu

Salespeople Are The Unsung Heroes of the Economy. They are the grease that keeps the wheels spinning. Human resources professionals are the heart and soul of an organization (i.e. the people!!). I mean, who else could sell ice to the Eskimos?

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The Massive Yearly “Trust Tax” Companies Are Blindly Paying

Jason Treu

We need to stop using traditional ways of looking at business value (efficiency, productivity) in order to understand the massive trust crisis. The “Trust Tax” costs anywhere from $4000-$10,000 per employee every single year. It’s why the exceptions are so remarkable.

Keynote Speaking at ASHRM on Building Great Teams & Maximizing Employee Engagement

Jason Treu

Looking forward to being the keynote speaker at the Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management SHRM event in Lafayette, LA next week! Think about the best team you’ve ever been on. The team that was the most collaborative, connected, and productive.

12 Major Issues HR Needs to Tackle Head on in 2019

Jason Treu released a report that breaks down their research into the twelve critical traits that make up the DNA of human capital. This covers many areas that I’m seeing challenges as well with the organizations I work with and research I’ve been doing.