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.

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

PI Worldwide

Community Family Guidance Center is a non-profit children’s mental health agency with about 65 employees. Most of its employees are therapists and case managers and administrators. Joan Smock is their director of human resources.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Our High-Intensity Team Building Day with Shannon Waller


As in – Stefan Wissenbach flew the UK team to Chicago to party with us, and to do some team-building exercises so we could all get to know each other. You have to let go and allow your trusted team member to take on the task. Especially within the context of a team.

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. Engagement Activities & Ideas Engagement Tool

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. .

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.

4 Best Practices for Adding a New Hire to an Existing Team


You have a high-functioning team , and you’ve found your next great team member. The onboarding process is a critical part of integrating a new team member, especially when they’re moving into a dynamic that’s already well established and performs well together.

Why Birkman

Birkman International

It’s hard to explain why Birkman is different, but here are the reasons I, as well as thousands of others, use it as a primary tool to help organizations develop their leadership strengths. Team Building Leadership Development Coaching Business Consulting Personal Growth personality

Tools 52

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?

Mastering Management: How to Delegate Successfully and Manage Your Managers

Business2Community Leadership

While this mentality is typically effective in the beginning stages of building a business, it can actually be detrimental as entrepreneurs look to grow and scale up their businesses. Over time, your team will continue to learn from experience and cultivate a strong set of skills.

HR Podcast: Practical Teamwork & Onboarding w/ Jason Treu

Jason Treu

Anthony & I get into a “meaty” conversation on his fantastic human resources podcast (E1B2 Podcast -Employee 1st Business 2nd) on the challenges w/ employee engagement, employee experience, culture building, teamwork, new employee onboarding, & other HR areas. We also discuss why and the cost/impact strategies and tools to build it.

Book Review of: Be a Project Motivator – The Secrets of Strengths-Based Project Management

Center for Coaching

This book addresses how the role of the project manager is perceived, an analysis of project manager strengths and the implications plus application, building engagement, influence, appreciation, social intelligence, communication, and motivation. Building Your Ripple. Building a Culture of Appreciation. Building Appreciation. Building Your Strengths. Building a Culture of Appreciation for Our Stakeholders and Teams. Taking Strengths to Your Team.

The Ultimate Tool In Talent Identification, Application, and RESULTS


Most teams start with their Top Five most dominant Talent Themes as a means to stimulate individual and group excellence. Two team mates may share the theme Achiever in their top 5. We can also understand the Needs that we have, and that our team mates uniquely have. “As

Sales Effectiveness Goes Beyond Sales KPIs


Due to the challenging and dynamic nature of sales, it can be difficult for executives to nail down goal-setting and strategic sales development initiatives amongst their sales teams when there are many paths to success and many external variables outside of a salesperson’s control.

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.

eBook 82

Do Personality Tests Really Work?

HR Daily Advisor

Once you do find a good preemployment assessment, though, go for it, because in the long run, you are not only saving money by hiring the right person but you are also opening yourself up to a world of data that can help with onboarding, team building, coaching, and succession planning.

Knee Deep in HR & Loving It!


We must coordinate knowledge sharing, mentoring and coaching on teams. We must help managers and teams discuss and design the work to ensure we are plowing with plow horses and racing with racehorses. We must provide the tools, tangible and otherwise, to the workforce to help facilitate team building, development and effectiveness. We should understand human dynamics and help managers work with and for their teams. I love Human Resources.

Managing Up!

Inpower Coaching

None of these feelings will build your professional reputation, and may do it harm. Building relationships built on trust means no gossip, and defending a boss by highlighting the characteristics you do appreciate. She facilitates learning programs on a variety of leadership issues, including managing up, communication, emotional intelligence, and team building. appeared first on InPower Coaching. The term “managing up” sometimes gets a bad rap.

What Your HR Manager Can (and Can’t) Accomplish with Assessments

The People Equation

“Hey Jennifer, we want to do a team building event with the XYZ personality assessment.”. Yes, the use of an assessment can help individuals and teams develop self-awareness, improve communications, reduce conflict, and more.

Communication platforms that help employees get ahead – and stay there

HR Morning

During a pandemic, leaders will need to be even more proactive in building trust with their teams and giving people autonomy to conduct their work in the way they see fit. And one tool that can’t be emphasized enough is a well-designed communication platform.

Tools 97

Cloverleaf Secures Additional Funding


The Cloverleaf team, led by co-founders Darrin Murriner and Kirsten Moorefield is on a mission to unleash people to do their best work through their online technology platform. We were fortunate to be able to serve over 2,000 teams in a broad cross-section of industries.

Keeping Company Culture Alive At Home


Much of a company's culture relies on people being able to interact and build a shared community as a team. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to keep company culture alive even when the team isn't together. How to keep culture strong on a remote team.

How to create an onboarding program for new employees


Wouldn’t it be great if a new employee can join your team and immediately fit in as if they have always been part of the team? Also, consider where video material can be incorporated into your onboarding program as it is an essential tool in any onboarding program.

You’re Suddenly Managing Remote Teams. Now What?


Now, most organizations have no choice but to ask everyone to work on remote teams until further notice. Has your team gone fully #WFH during the #coronavirus outbreak? Is your team ready to #WorkFromHome? How will you prepare teams to be ready on short notice?

Video 64

How to Modernize Employee Development for Today’s Workplace


Be a Coach and Not a Manager. In comparison, a coach provides support and encouragement. While a manager tells you what to do, a coach gives you the training and support you need to find your own way. When it comes to employee development, you need to have a coaching mentality most of the time. In addition, people tend to respond better to coaches. . When it comes to project management, the importance of team building cannot be understated. .

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


Because the field is quickly adapting to new tools that are sweeping HR, it’s especially important to set resolutions as we enter the next decade. 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.

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.

How to Manage Remote Workers Who Weren’t Hired to Work Remotely


Kevin Kruse , CEO of LEADx, says leaders of remote teams should set out three agreements that employees must adhere to: . Agree to normal working hours that all team members must stick to. Provide Employees With the Tools They Need.


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 accountants will learn how to use X tool to handle transactions faster.”. What would improve your team’s performance?

Out of office: 8 pros and cons of being a fully remote company


With each passing year, remote collaboration, video conferencing and artificial intelligence tools become more sophisticated, mimicking and sometimes improving upon in-person interactions.

Make ‘Professional Development’ Learning Stick!

DISC Assessments

New blog contributor and Advanced Certified Practitioner , Emily Bass, outlines the four stages of learning and discusses how professionals at the leadership level can increase efficiency and effectiveness of learning new skills – specifically by utilizing assessments to maximize the coaching process. Like the athlete and the clinician, the executive coach knows change takes awareness, repetition, and commitment.

Managing Work Stress in a Changing World

Achievers - Recruiting

Information, plans, teams, and customers have shifted at a dizzying pace, accompanied by a higher level of fear and anxiety. He went on to be a Paralympic Silver medalist, and he is an inspirational speaker and coach and is the founder of a very successful communication company.

Managing Conflict Among Employees: 5 Practical Tips for Managers

Pollack Peacebuilding

But the truth is, conflict can be a growing edge for your team and yourself as a leader, and there’s a lot to learn that can turn something so daunting into an opportunity for growth. Conflict among employees can have big impacts on workplace productivity, customer experience, and team morale.

Read These Top Articles For Leadership Development And Change Management


3) Building Authentic Relationships. Leadership expert Catherine Hayes puts a coaching spin on one of today’s top personality tests, the Enneagram. Few individuals have the talent to lead a large team much less an entire company out of the gates.

How to Deliver Feedback and Help Employees Grow

Thrive Global

Whether you are managing a new or long-time employee, you need to build a foundation of trust with your direct reports and team to share feedback constructively. Clear and candid feedback helps employees deliver in a way that builds confidence. Adopt a Coach’s Mindset.

100+ Top HR and Recruiting Podcasts

Select Software Reviews

21st Century HR Host: Lars Schmidt About: 21st Century HR is a podcast exploring how to build better businesses through modern people practices and approaches. The aim of the show is to illuminate what it takes to build people-centric companies.

Post-Pandemic-Proof Your Business: Prepare for “Reboarding”

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Tip: Adopt a “re-build” rather than “resume” attitude. Further, front-line supervisors, in particular, directly manage 80% of the workforce and, odds are, most lack the soft skills needed to help their teams navigate what lies ahead. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

What Is Your Management Style Based on Your Enneagram Type?


a personality test for a new job or as a team-building exercise at work. And while they certainly understand what it takes to be successful, they may need coaching themselves on how to drive that same level of performance out of others.

I’m in over my head and my team can tell

Workplace Coach

I thought I could “fake it ‘till I made it,” but my team has started expressing their disappointment to me directly. My team keeps saying I have to make the call on policy issues I can’t decipher. Even when we discuss a direction ahead as a team, it’s hard to negotiate that path when I’m at the table with those at my level. When they argue against what our team decided, it’s hard to counter them. Question: I’m in over my head and I can’t hide it any longer.

How to Retain Employees Without Spending More -12 Easy Tips


Employee retention is a key focus for any good human resources team. The best way to create impactful communications is to partner with your internal communications team. Use survey tools to gather feedback and gain deeper insight into employee talents.