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Back to School

No, it’s not just you – summer is flying by! Before we know it, school will be back in session and students around the country will be back in the classroom. No matter how far out of school you are, you understand what a tough transition it is to go from carefree summer days, to […]

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Rollin’ on the River

A previous post outlined the process of “building” a team: establish, increase, then strengthen. A real-world example of how the process looks is easy to find. Several of our program managers are experienced river runners and often go on rafting trips with an assorted group of friends and family members who are looking for a […]

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Why “Build” a Team?

The dictionary definition of the word build is to “establish, increase or strengthen”. If we look closer, that definition outlines a process that illustrates why this term is used to describe activities designed to produce strong teams. Preparing for Success To establish means to create or begin. This doesn’t necessarily mean a team can only […]

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Conflict Can Create Positive Change

A guest post excerpted from an article by Mary Scannell, founder, Biz Team Tools, best-selling author, trainer and speaker According to the Washington Business Journal, the typical manager spends 25 to 40 percent of his or her time dealing with workplace conflicts. Conflict is inevitable in any team. But the outcome does not have to be […]

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Collaboration Contributes to Education Transformation

With job security down and expectations up, there is now doubt that it’s a difficult time to a teacher.  There is no shortage of opinions on how to improve the education system. Sadly, the constant barrage of demands – from national and state government, the community and finally the District, may only serve to negate […]

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Maximize Learning Through Teambuilding

No matter how far out of school one is, there is no denying that sitting in a classroom can be boring. Even the most engaging instructor can find their audience staring off into space, minds on what they have to do after class; or what they’d rather be doing than sitting passively in a crowded […]

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Ditch the “Recession Mindset”; the Future is Here

The August 2, 2010 Wall Street Journal headline read, “Leadership Training Gains Urgency Amid Stronger Economy”. The article began, “Fearing a shortage of qualified managers as business picks up, some companies are bolstering leadership development efforts.” Organizations committed to providing leadership development  have found the means to continue to develop their people in spite of […]

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