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

Performance and outcomes are dependent on how well the team works together. Here is a “training-wheels” edition of super simple, quick actions any size team or organization can take. These team building activities can be done once a month or twice a month.

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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.

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. Here are some activities you might consider suing with your team: Perform Community Service. Divide people into groups of three.

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). My Session Overview: Think about the best team you’ve ever been on. The team that was the most collaborative, connected, and productive. What if you could recreate that feeling and success on every team you were on? They’ll also play the Cards Against Mundanity game (in small groups) so they’ll experience how these strategies will work for them.

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.

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

Jason Treu

My interactive keynote presentation will be on building high performing teams and engaged cultures. Attendees will be playing Cards Against Mundanity in small groups to experience how to build high levels of trust, closeness, and teamwork in minutes.

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. Developing leadership competency in an organization calls for coaching skills training. Coaching skills support team building and spread throughout the organization, ensuring the talent and processes are in place for long-term organizational success. .

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [My article in Talent & Culture Magazine]

Jason Treu

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [Talent & Culture Magazine]. Over many years I’ve seen tremendously talented and productive teams struggle because of subtle misunderstandings, miscommunications and unspoken conflicts.

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. And we kick-started our group effort with a full day of team building activities led by Shannon Waller , a Kolbe Certified Consultant and Strategic Coach presenter, speaker and coach. Her expertise is in getting teams to work seamlessly together.

4 Ways Great Leaders Can Overcome Company Scarcity Issues


On one occasion, we witnessed a group of employees come forward to an organization which was about to go through a round of layoffs, offering just that—one week of unpaid leave per employee over a period of three months. I teach an introductory political science class at a local university.

Building a Team of True Team Players


In my career I’ve worked on a handful of teams that weren’t really teams, but a collection of individuals working separately on the same project. What should the hiring committee look for in a candidate when building a team? This is toxic when it comes to building a team.

tickling as team-building, awkwardness about my vacation plans, and more

Ask a Manager

We were told to tickle each other aggressively at a team-building event. We had a team-building event recently, which was boring but otherwise unremarkable until it came time to take the group photo. If anyone asks you how you’re able to take so many trips, you could say “I build my whole annual budget around it,” “yeah, I’m lucky to be able to,” “CIA work,” or anything else you’re comfortable with. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Why Successful Companies are Shifting to a Talent Network (And What is it)

Jason Treu

Developing a high-performing engaged workplace is changing from the hierarchial, reporting structure (with cross-functional teams as side projects) to viewing a company as a “talent network” where skills and experience are shared.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks


In each of the three companies that I’ve founded, I had a vision for building a solution and a company. Then I recruited great people and formed teams to help pursue that vision. I often see people mistaking perks for culture.

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

Jason Treu

Think about the best team you’ve ever been on. The team that was the most collaborative, connected, and productive. What if you could recreate that feeling, teamwork, and success on every team you were on?

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks


In each of the three companies that I’ve founded, I had a vision for building a solution and a company. Then I recruited great people and formed teams to help pursue that vision. I often see people mistaking perks for culture.

Human Resources in the Zombie Apocalypse


Society is falling apart around you, zombies are roaming the earth, and you’re stuck weathering this hell with a random group of yahoos. Let’s talk leadership and team building in the zombie apocalypse. The Team Is More than the Leader. HR crisis team building

12 Major Issues HR Needs to Tackle Head on in 2019

Jason Treu

Debbie McGrath , Chief Instigator and CEO of , and her team did an excellent job. Most people haven’t really ever been on a really high functioning team with every member having superior teamwork skills.

Why do teams need a coach?


As you might have guessed at Saberr we’re huge fans of the prospect of using technology to improve team performance. But before we get excited by the prospect of artificial intelligence supporting coaching there’s a more fundamental question. Why do teams need a coach?

5 of Our Best Tips to Improve Communication


When our office invited Shannon Waller , from Strategic Coach, to do a workshop with us, we had no idea how much The Communication Builder would change how we operate on a day to day basis. Paired with sharing our Kolbe scores, this information helps us understand how, and when, to communicate with our team members for the best results – and how to interact and work with them in general. Do: Have your team answer these questions. • Remember playing the game Telephone?

sHereos: How Mariah Hale of Neon Kids is providing kids with an exciting and educational gaming experience in a safe and fun group environment

Thrive Global

Gone Girls, an all-female content creation team, stream on. opportunity to be coached, trained and inspired by experienced gamers in a challenging and exciting safe weekly online gaming environment using. In addition to coaching kids on popular e-Sports games, the platform.

Jennifer Yuhas

Workplace Coach

Jennifer Yuhas possesses an extensive background in executive coaching, negotiations, liaison work, team building, group processes, policy assessment, advocacy, communications, change management, crisis management, image consulting, speech coaching, capacity development, and strategic planning. . Coaches

A Surefire Way to Build Widespread Collaboration Across Your Organization

Conversation Matters

The research* is clear - trust improves collaboration, whether it is across a network or within a team. I have found Peer-Coaching to be the most effective answer. Fujitsu group in Japan is a good example. It began peer coaching in 2008.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams


Today''s employees are in tune with what other companies are doing in terms of empowering employees and establishing teams to solve problems, refine processes, plan and make decisions about how particular segments of the business will be managed and other facets of managing the organization. A facilitating management style includes coaching, encouraging, listening and teaching. Effective team building starts with effective communication and facilitation.

Manager and Employee Relationships: The Importance of Mentorship


Of course you want to elicit high-level productivity from your team, but your fastest route to success is to offer something back to the people who work for you. The most successful managers enter into a mentoring, or “coaching,” relationship with their direct reports.

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Podcast: Meet the Consultants – Christian Nielson, MBA


As a Principal Consultant at DecisionWise, Christian leads a consulting team focused on leadership and organizational development. He and his team partner with organizations to identify unique improvement opportunities and bring about meaningful change. His broad expertise covers leadership development, coaching, employee engagement, organizational change, team building, group facilitation, and process improvement.

Remote Work Is Not A Good Fit

Workplace Coach

Here’s a question from one of our readers on : Dear coach, a year ago my husband received a great offer and we moved cities. Answer From Our Coach / Trainer, Jennifer Yuhas : Three issues seem to be at play here: the workload, your working style, and your reputation. Jennifer Yuhas is a Senior Consultant / Trainer with Avitus Group (formerly The Growth Company).

I Thought They Wanted Me on the Board for ME.

Workplace Coach

Jennifer Yuhas is a Senior Consultant/Trainer with Avitus Group/ The Growth Company. She possesses an extensive background in executive coaching, negotiations, liaison work, team building, and group processes. Articles Coaches Jennifer Yuhas Uncategorized #advice conflict habits leadership performance review policies Professional Promotion Respect Trust work workplace

The Cost of Not Training Is Higher Than You Think

Workplace Coach

This becomes a group outlook leaving the manager more “comfortable” in the short term to make such decisions without the challenge attached to other items. Low functioning teams and disunited teams project an atmosphere that costs customers. High functioning teams produce more and cost less. Jennifer Yuhas is a Senior Consultant / Trainer with Avitus Group’s Professional Acceleration team ( formerly The Growth Company ).

L&D Playbook Lesson One: Create a Leadership and Management Training Program for Everyone. Yes, Everyone.

Cornerstone On Demand

That means training on topics like establishing credibility , building influence and taking ownership —after all, its these skills that'll enable rising leaders to inspire and motivate their teams.

The 7 Most Important New Year’s Resolutions for HR in 2020


Create them with the rest of your HR team, giving everyone in the department a chance to weigh in on the goals so they’ll all feel invested. Build strong relationships that make employees feel comfortable asking you questions.

How to build your first employee training program


Here’s a guide on how to build your first employee training program: Where to start with employee training programs. For example, “Our sales team will use new negotiation skills to increase sales quotas by X% in Y months.”. What would improve your team’s performance?

What is Organizational Development? A Complete Guide

Digital HR Tech

Organizational development is a critical and science-based process that helps organizations build their capacity to change and achieve greater effectiveness by developing, improving, and reinforcing strategies, structures, and processes. Group interventions. Team building.

These Inspiring Podcasts Will Help You Thrive in 2020

Thrive Global

Andrea Lambert, life coach, San Diego, CA. “ I love Shelby Stanger’s podcast because it gathers a great group of diverse individuals with unique backgrounds to share their stories. Siobhan Kukolic, author, speaker, and life coach, Toronto, CA. Coaching for Leaders ”. “As

Read These Top Articles For Leadership Development And Change Management


Whether running a village or running a country, communities have prospered because a group of people had the derring-do to take the bull by the horns and the charisma to get others to grab on too. 3) Building Authentic Relationships. 3) Building Authentic Relationships.

The Key to Our Success: Assessments in Business

DISC Assessments

That’s because so many factors go into building a successful business. Our vision was to use tools such as the DISC assessment , along with assessments of motivations and values , to help college and professional sports teams build better cultures between players and staff.