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Discover Your “Team Why” Workshop (inspired by Simon Sinek’s book

Discover Your “Team Why” Workshop (inspired by Simon Sinek’s book”Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”)

Discover Your “Team Why” Workshop(inspired by Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”)Read time: 4 minutes”Start with Why” by Simon Sinek is a fantastic resource for understanding the power of purpose-driven leadership. It emphasizes that great leaders and successful organizations often communicate from the inside out, starting with a clear […]

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The How to Win Friends and Influence People Workshop

The How to Win Friends and Influence People WorkshopRead time: 3.5 minutes“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People Communication, building relationships, and influencing others are key […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Workshop

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People WorkshopRead time: 3 minutesThe book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey is seminal for its timeless wisdom, practical insights, and potential to empower individuals to lead more fulfilling and impactful lives. Embracing the 7 habits benefits employees individually and contributes to a positive work environment, […]

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How to improve team decision-making

How to improve team decision-making

How to improve team decision-makingRead time: 2.5 minutesHow a team makes decisions often goes unquestioned. Especially if there are strong personalities in the group. Using the wrong decision-making style causes problems. For example, people may agree to a decision publicly but not support it, which will cause problems later. If you’re hearing complaints about people not getting things done because […]

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How to prioritize ideas as a team

How to prioritize ideas as a teamRead time: 3.5 minutesMost teams make a huge mistake when prioritizing stuff. They use opinions rather than data to decide what order to do things. Normally, the highest-paid person’s opinion. Every organization has limited resources—time, money, manpower, etc. A solid process for prioritizing ideas ensures that resources are allocated to the most important and […]

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What to do before, during and after your workshop?

What to do before, during and after your workshop?Read time: 3.5 minutesToday, I want to show you a simple process for consistently achieving successful workshop results. It’s my Before, During and After Workshop Checklist, and it applies to any workshop in any situation. This checklist lays out the important things you need to cover to demonstrate to all […]

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The Ultimate Workshop Toolkit for Teams

Ultimate Workshop Toolkit for Teams

Ultimate Workshop Toolkit for TeamsRead time: 1 minuteIn today’s issue, you can download a pack of our most powerful workshop activities to help your teams achieve great things. 100% free. These particular workshops have been chosen because they achieve the 11 most common team outcomes. Each workshop is the best I know for achieving one of these […]

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Fix silo working with the team collaboration contracts workshop.

Fix silo working with the Team Collaboration Contracts workshop

Fix silo working with the Team Collaboration Contracts workshopRead time: 3 minutesA problem I often hear from members is about teams working in their bubbles without sharing information or resources. In our fast, connected world, working together is important for success. But sometimes, teams work in isolation, not sharing with others. When this happens, each team becomes an […]

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A better way to solve difficult problems as a team.

A better way to solve difficult problems as a team

A better way to solve difficult problems as a teamRead time: 3 minutesToday, I will show you a better way to solve difficult problems. Most teams solve problems by:1Calling a meeting.2Sitting around a table listening to 1 or 2 people dominate the conversation.3Agreeing half-heartedly to an average solution.4Repeating the process in 4 weeks when it doesn’t […]

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Create your winning team vision a step by step guide.

Create your winning team vision: a step-by-step guide

Create your winning team vision: a step-by-step guideRead time: 3.5 minutesToday I want to walk through an often overlooked way to achieve broad consensus on a future vision. A future vision is simply a new and improved state after a time of progress. That might be:Changing the team configuration due to less or more resources being available this […]

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How to hit the ground running in 2024.

How to hit the ground running in 2024

How to hit the ground running in 2024Read time: 3.5 minutesI asked a client this week how he was intending to finish 2023. He answered, “By getting the team together and having our annual review.” It was a trick question 🫢 While there’s value in reviewing and learning from the past, I prefer spending valuable time planning the future. A […]

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Ultimate team building pack to help you create high performance teams.

Ultimate Team Building Pack to help you create high-performance teams

Ultimate Team Building Pack to help you create high-performance teamsRead time: 1 minuteIn today’s issue, you can download a PowerPoint deck of workshop activities to help you create high-performance teams. 100% free. These 12 team-building activities help you generate new ideas, build a team, solve problems, manage risks and issues, create action plans, and improve collaboration. What […]

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Pest analysis how to embrace changes to your business environment.

PEST Analysis: How to embrace changes to your business environment

PEST Analysis: How to embrace changes to your business environmentRead time: 4 minutesNo matter how careful you are, things are happening outside your control that will significantly impact your success. But that’s not as bad as it sounds. Because significant changes to your business environment can (and likely will) present you with new opportunities to grow – if […]

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Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats method.

Edward de Bono’s “Six Thinking Hats” Method

Edward de Bono’s “Six Thinking Hats” MethodRead time: 5 minutesAny meeting or and workshop where you’re solving problems or making decisions will benefit from “Six Thinking Hats”. In most meetings, people express their thoughts haphazardly. This can lead to confusion, unfocussed discussions, and difficulty reaching a consensus. Six Thinking Hats is a useful technique to help your teams think […]

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Patrick Lencioni's five dysfunctions of a team workshop.

Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop

Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team WorkshopRead time: 4 minutesHave you seen a team fall apart due to bickering, infighting, or a general lack of respect? It can be frustrating to witness such destructive behaviour, and it undoubtedly takes a toll on the morale and productivity of the team. There is an insightful framework called Five Dysfunctions of […]

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Porter's five forces improve your competitive position in the market.

Porter’s Five Forces – Improve Your Competitive Position in the Market

Porter’s Five Forces – Improve Your Competitive Position in the MarketRead time: 2 minutesUncover the forces that shape your industry and gain a competitive edge with Porter’s Five Forces framework. This timeless model, developed by renowned strategist Michael E. Porter in 1979, still revolutionises businesses today. Forget about traditional competitors for a moment. Porter’s Five Forces goes beyond […]

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How to plan for uncertain times.

How to Plan for Uncertain Times

How to Plan for Uncertain TimesRead time: 4 minutes“All times are uncertain. There’s never been a time ever that was certain.” – Simon Sinek. I love that quote. Simon is spot on. Life is a journey. Good, bad, and uncomfortable. When you’re doing great, remember to enjoy the moment but recognise it will pass. And prepare for rain. In […]

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How to develop and test new ideas.

How to develop and test new ideas (Google Inspired Design Sprint Process)

How To Develop and Test New Ideas (Google Inspired Design Sprint Process)Read time: 6 minutesHoliday breaks are energizing. But returning to work can result in a lull of energy, enthusiasm, and activity. To counter the lull, I like to run a creative workshop to boost team energy. Google’s design sprint process inspires the workshop I’m sharing today. It’s a fun […]

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