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May 5, 2017 6:21:18 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

3 Characteristics of an Effective Team that Make It More Inclusive

Team camaraderie is attracive.

People gravitate to teams where there is synergy, support and mutual respect. They want to work with those teams, be a part of those teams and be affiliated with those teams.

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Tagged With: team effectiveness, CONNECT2WIN Blog, team contributions, team interactions

Apr 28, 2017 6:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Are You Inclusive in Your Leadership Team Development?

Leadership development is for teams, too. 

When it comes to leadership teams, there's often an expectation that everyone is fully developed and empowered with superior leadership AND team skills.

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Tagged With: team-building, team effectiveness, connect2win, team player, team decision making, decision making, inclusive decision making

Apr 21, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

How to Cross Apply Teamwork Skills in the Workplace and at Home

Group harmony. 

Is it a realistic goal? Can teams truly work together in one accord without conflict?  

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Tagged With: team-building, team effectiveness, connect2win, team player, team goals

Apr 14, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

A Tale of 2 Teams: Team Working Examples of Harmony & Disharmony

When it comes to team work, there's no margin for error in ballroom dancing. 

The slightest breakdown in communication ruins the dance. A missed connection is an obvious error. Being out of step with your partner diminishes the beauty of the number. 

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Tagged With: team-building, team effectiveness, connect2win, team player, team harmony

Apr 7, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Every Team Member Should Know How to Build an Effective Team

My parents were both U.S. Marines. 

They knew about top-down management, respect and authority. They also knew a few things about building effective teams. 

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Tagged With: team-building, team effectiveness, connect2win, team player, team goals

Mar 31, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

If Your Team Building Skills List Doesn't Include Goal-Sharing, You're Doomed

Adrift. Alone. Suspended in limbo. Nothing to hang on to. 
That's how Carmen felt. Sure, she was surrounded by 41 team members. But that alone did not make her feel connected, supported or able to get traction. 

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Tagged With: teamwork, team work, team effectivness, team member, team player

Mar 24, 2017 6:51:47 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Buiding a Strong Team Is Everyone's Responsibility

It's a delicate and often misunderstood balance. 

Effective teams find the balance, though, and work hard to maintain it. 

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Mar 17, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Team Examples of Rehabilitating Leaders Who Had Gone Astray

Leaders are human. They screw up. 

Team members have a better read than anyone else on what team leaders need to do to improve. After all, the team is impacted most by a leader's mistakes. And it's the team that's there to see what's happening. 

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Tagged With: team-building, team effectiveness, being a good team leader, connect2win, team leader

Mar 10, 2017 5:15:00 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

Your Boss Says You Need to be a Team Player at Work. What Does that Even Mean?

You may not even realize you're doing it. That's why, when someone says you're not a very good team player at work, you're taken aback by the comment. 


Your intentions are good. You're doing what you do because you feel it's best for the team. But...

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Tagged With: team-building, team effectiveness, connect2win, team player

Mar 3, 2017 8:42:25 AM by Deb Calvert Leave a Comment

What Is Good Teamwork for a Team of Leaders?

Temper tantrums. Fist fights. Shouting matches. Turf wars.   

They expected other cross-functional teams to behave civilly, professionally and efficiently. But this senior leadership team simply could not get along.  

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Tagged With: team-building, team effectiveness, being a good team leader, connect2win, team leader

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