Three Keys to Creating a Powerful Purpose

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Business PurposeThe most powerful team purposes go way beyond satisfying your intellect and literally ignite high energy. I experienced this on a team I once led where an inspiring purpose tangibly brought them to life.

I was the CIO of a large trucking company and one of my teams was building a system to help truck drivers load their trailers more rapidly. I couldn’t have asked for a more capable ...

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An Easier Way to Boost Employee Engagement

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Boost employee engagement thru team emotionsWhat if employees that we call “disengaged” are really just stressed, burned out, or simply bored with the routine. Then the remedies would be entirely different than the ones we’re trying.

What we commonly diagnose as an employee’s lack of engagement may really be due to primal emotional issues, which are best remedied at their source. Stress, ...

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Here’s a Tip for Assembling Your Dream Team

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Team AbstractHow do you get the best people on your team and keep them there? Sure, it pays to be using the latest technology and have an attractive reward system, but it’s also largely influenced by something more primal: the way it feels to be part of your team. Teams generate an emotional signature that heavily influences who is drawn to join them. Consider the story of Steven, an ...

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Energize Your Team in 3 Quick Steps

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EnergyTyler trudges into the office, worrying about the disgruntled team he leads. He works hard at being a good leader, and his team likes him a bunch, but there’s too much negative influence out of his control. Upper management keeps changing technologies, priorities and staffing levels, all of which challenge his team’s sense of mastery and security, and at ...

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A Quick Fix for Team Burnout

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Laura is a seasoned project manager who was recently hired to lead a large project critical to the success of a company. She was assigned a very competent and professional team, most of whom had been with the company for many years. They were smart and professional, but the problem was they were burned out. For them, this was another project in a long line of projects. ...

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