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Managing the performance of teams. Two critical dimensions.

Often managers put a lot of effort into teamwork when perhaps it's not necessary. Is there more to teamwork than meets the eye?

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5 Steps to Building a Successful Team

There is a 5-step process that we have found to be very effective in building effective teams. Let's look at this process of building a successful team so that your team can get to the next level and be not only effective, but sustainable, in achieving its desired results.

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Team Building Disciplines: To Inspire Motivated and Results Oriented Teams

As a team leader, are you inspiring, motivated and results oriented? Somewhere along the way you made a decision, you took control of the things under your control, got to know yourself, your dreams and desires and you paid the price to make your dream a reality by mastering self-discipline and personal leadership. That is what a leader needs to build effective team. Are you a team builder?

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7 Steps to Exceptional Virtual Team Communication

A team is only as good as each member’s ability to communicate effectively. This is true of any team, but let's face it - virtual teams face a unique set of communication and connection issues. Leading virtual teams can be challenging at times, but there are specific and effective steps to take that will build strong connections, communication and trust within your team. Virtual teams can build exceptional communication.

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Is Your Team Hiding Behind Masks?

Often many team members don "masks" that they hide behind in their communications and interactions with their team members. They are often afraid to be "real" with their colleagues - they are afraid to speak their true thoughts/feelings because it might create conflict, or because their organizational culture supports "sugar coating the truth" instead.

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Developing and Maintaining a High Performance Project Team

Much is written in Project Management journals about every conceivable facet of project teams. Topics about their organization, culture, communication with clients, problem solving skills, etc. are virtually endless. There are lots of rules, tips, and suggestions about what they should do but not as much on how to do it.For example, "high performance work teams" has been a catch phrase for a long time. Everyone wants to create one or think they are a part of one. But how would a PM actually develop one? If you aren't sure, this will get you started in the right direction.

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What Does Your Team Love About Their Work?

Why is it important that your team enjoy their work? If ALL of the members of your team enjoyed their work, your team could achieve tremendous results for your organization! And, imagine the impact on your own personal job satisfaction from your team achieving amazing results...see how it's all connected?

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Handling a Bad Hire, Part 1

Sometimes it doesn’t become clear until a person has actually started working for a business that she simply doesn’t fit with the team. Whether she doesn’t do what she’s supposed to, takes too much responsibility or just has a personality that doesn’t mix, a business owner, as team leader, must decide what to do. This article outlines the different ways different types of female entrepreneurs may handle the situation.

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The Secret To Getting Your Team Engaged

Does getting your team engaged mean asking them to sign a formal document, or have them all stand and sing the company song? Hardly (although I have heard of organisations doing just that). What it does mean is getting your team members on board by being attuned to their values and motives and aligning these with your team direction. How do you do this? This article outlines how you can involve your team in the process of engagement.

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Software Design: Growing Impact on the Industry

Those days are gone when the design was a secondary element to the production of a good software solution. Amateur developers are taught to jump directly to coding as soon as they gather requirements. They don’t give software design the importance it needs and that is why they often lose potential customers when they find better options. This technique may work well in individual projects but on a large scale or even mid-level project it will only result in chaos.

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Book Summary: The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

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Dare To Engage Your Team Make Room for Your Best Self and Do What You are Here to Do

Find ways to stay connected to the bigger vision and keep your eye on the ball but make sure the details are taken care of so you don’t get lost in all that has to be done.

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Team Building part 1 - Another Brick in the Wall!

The first in a series of articles giving a slightly different viewpoint on effective team building, condensed from an original seminar presented by the author, John Roberts. John is a Freelance Training Consultant and director of JayrConsulting Ltd. Part 1 deals with selecting and building the initial team. The ideas expressed are personal opinions built up from many years of experience in the Electronics/Aerospace industry, the Armed Forces, the Telecoms industry and the Training industry. There is no suggestion of this being a 100% solution applicable to or workable in all situations, but it is aimed at getting people to think outside of the norm and question the ‘normal' way of doing things.

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Keeping A Good Team Together

When you have the building blocks but lack the blueprint to build an effective team, you place your company on the front lines of trouble. Disjointed teams create holes in the protective armor. Keep your company out of the line of fire by...

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Essentials For Building a High Performance Team

Teams represent a very powerful mechanism for getting significant results in organizations today. High Performance Teams are a special class of team that has the ability to easily adapt in a rapidly changing environment and is an essential element for highly successful organizations.

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