10 May 2010

Building an Extraordinary Team By Tim Link Have you ever participated in a team or led a team that delivered less than stellar results? If you've had this experience-and most of us have- then your team was likely missing one or more of the characteristics of high functioning teams. A high functioning team can accomplish things a group of independently functioning individuals can never ...

10 May 2010

Team Building - Your Beliefs Can Create Success or Failure! By Andy Britnell Before Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, people believed it was an impossible feat which would kill the person who attempted it. Bannister achieved it, though, because he was one of the few people who believed it was possible. Once he had achieved that goal, other people started to break the four-min...

10 May 2010

Essentials For Building a High Performance Team By Dennis Sommer Teams represent a very powerful mechanism for getting significant results in organizations today. Much has been learned about the development and implementation of teams over the past few years. We have seen what works, what doesn’t and the best approach for developing and nurturing teams. A new class of teams are evolvi...

10 May 2010

Have a Passion for What You Do By Shawn Doyle “I am a firm believer in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy” -Jack Nicklaus, Pro Golfer How is passion defined? Webster’s defines passion as: “Pervading spirit, ruling passion, master passion, fullness of heart, flow of soul.”?Why is it important to feel passion for what you are doing, both professionally...

10 May 2010

Stay Motivated: Keep Growing and Achieving By Shawn Doyle Have you or a friend ever been in a rut? You probably have known someone who was in a rut, living a life of routine, monotony and dullness, maybe even depressed. Do you have a friend or know someone who is excited? Upbeat? Energetic? What is the difference between the two? I believe the difference between the first person and ...

10 May 2010

Know Your Values By Christine Compton “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.” Ayn Rand Have you ever consciously looked at your values and worked out what is important to you? More often than not we go through life without recognising what it is that drives us, what we're truly searching for. The following exercise is designed to...

10 May 2010

8 Ways To Motivate & Improve Staff Performance By Kennette Reed A stronger economy means more opportunities for you, and your staff. How do you keep them from looking for greener grass? Provide staff assistance, opportunities for enrichment, and an environment that increases enthusiasm. The processes of involvement, observation, interaction, and feedback buildthe foundation necessa...

07 Apr 2009

Kameleons - Developing Leaders is now a licensee of this brilliant profiling tool. Integrity is a key component to the leadership courses that are taught at Kameleons - Developing Leaders. The Integrity and Values Profiling System is the result of extensive research into leadership and integrity in Australia. "There are so many profiling tools to choose from - LSI, MBTI, Belbin etc. I ha...

11 Apr 2008

"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave.  The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave." Dale Carnegie   Consider the following questions: 1. Do you get nervous at the thought of presenting in public? 2. Have you ever been tongue-tied when pitching your ideas? 3. Are you unsure of how to structure a good presentation? 4....

11 Apr 2008

“If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit In the fast-paced world of technology in which we live, change is common place. With all of the change that takes place in our daily lives, we could assume that everyone adapts to change readily and easily. Anyone who has been involved in a change process knows differen...