Definition of Teamwork

What’s the definition of teamwork? Here’s one that I’m enjoying using at the moment. Effective teamwork is: Helping people do something they love and are good at doing, With a group of people they enjoy being with, In the pursuit of a cause they believe in.   If a...

Seven Ideas for Team Meetings

Leaders need to have lots of ideas for team meetings. I spend a lot of my time in team meetings, and sadly I’ve sat through many more dull ones than energising ones. I’ve written in a previous post that I think the main purpose for every team meeting should be to...

Definition of Success

What’s the definition of success? It’s something so many people want to achieve, and yet can struggle to articulate when asked what it is they actually want. Here are three definitions of success that I find really helpful or stimulating: John Maxwell says that...

Team Communication

Speed of team communication is one of the key things in successful team work. Team members need to be able to share information, ask questions of each other, and even sometimes make decisions with great speed. There’s nothing more frustrating than sending out...

Pitfalls of Leadership

Last month I read the book Dynasty by Tom Holland. It’s a follow up to his brilliant account of the end of the Roman Republic in Rubicon. This sequel covers the lives of the first five Roman emperors; Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. It’s a fascinating...

Changing Limiting Beliefs

Here are six recommendations for how to go about changing limiting beliefs that you may be carrying. Uncover the belief. This sounds simple and obvious, but is actually a huge step. Discerning the beliefs puts you 90% further down the track than most people ever get...