Are You A Straddler or All-in?

Are You A Straddler or All-in?

In a previous post, I wrote about the seven traits that characterize unstoppable teammates. I call one of them “perspective” because it reflects the way a person responds to life. Perspective comes from experience—how a person thinks and has responded to past...
How to Empower Your Team to Innovate

How to Empower Your Team to Innovate

As you solve each problem that surfaces in your business or personal life, take the time to ask, “Is there a better way to do this?” Great teams and leaders are constantly innovating, improving their systems, and inventing new ways to do things better. With the advent...
The Biggest Obstacle to Success

The Biggest Obstacle to Success

The biggest obstacle to personal and team success is the ego. It can lull us into thinking we are better than we are, it can block us from accepting better ideas, and it can turn away the very people who could help us succeed. In building a team, a team leader’s first...
Is Your Team Unstoppable or Just Available?

Is Your Team Unstoppable or Just Available?

Here’s a question for you: do you think leading a team of volunteers is different from leading a team of employees (who get paid to work) or a team of Navy SEALs? Before you answer, think about how you would treat volunteers—people who have decided to give up free...