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The Top Ten Qualities Of High Performance Teams

Posted by on Friday, October 31, 2014, In : Leadership & Teams 

Back on the farm, my grandfather used to say one boy can do a day’s work. Two boys can do a half day’s work. And, three boys won’t do any work at all.

Lousy teams frustrate more people than any other aspect of organisational life, other than lousy leaders.

Incompetent leaders don’t understand high-performance combinations. Incompatible talent struggles to perform. Lopsided teams deliver inconsistent results.

Skillful leaders know how to bring people together in ways that enhance pe...


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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Team Motivation

Posted by on Friday, May 16, 2014, In : Leadership & Teams 

You won’t find Motivation 101 in most business schools; yet, the ability to motivate one’s team and organisation is one of the most important skills you must possess in today’s business climate.

The fact is the great recession has left its mark: employees are in a funk. They are fearful, overworked, distrustful, and have less enthusiasm and passion than ever. And many leaders are continually frustrated by their team’s performance and low morale and engagement. The answer, doesn’t i...


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Top 8 Skills for Project Managers

Posted by on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, In : Leadership & Teams 

What comes to your mind when you think of someone who is a skilled surgeon or a skilled pilot? You picture someone with some years on them. Perhaps a touch of grey in their hair that shows they’ve paid their dues through time. You picture someone who has decades of training, experience, and ongoing education. You know this person has passed scores of test, certifications, and exams to make it to the point they are now.

This leaves us with a level of confidence that makes us feel good abo...


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Team Management Dos and Don'ts

Posted by on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, In : Leadership & Teams 

Project Management is a different ball game every day with almost hourly surprises. Managing a team has always been challenging for project managers. You will have to work with the diverse set of people who have different skill sets, different aspirations and varied levels of commitments. Here are a few generic Dos and Don’ts while dealing with your project team.

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Ask for their opinion, make a point to make them realize that you are l...


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