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The Five C’s Of Managing Virtual Teams

Written with Jennifer Rasmussen Your face to face kickoff meeting has just been deemed nonessential travel by the powers that be. The project, however, is just as essential as ever. The team members are scattered in offices all over the country. They’ve never met, seen, or heard each other, but they need to work as […]

Accountability Starts with You! Excuse Me?

Accountability is a funny thing. Ask almost anyone if they hold themselves accountable and you will receive one of several replies: ‘Of course!’, ‘Sure!’, ‘I do, but no one else seems to!’. And then reading a book recently about personal accountability and read this statement: ‘Accountability starts with you!’ I could not stop laughing. Perhaps […]


Why Teams and Team Building?

I have mixed emotions when it comes to team building.  It would take a corporate Grinch of gargantuan proportions to say, categorically, that team building is a bad idea. The philosophy behind team-building is, essentially that: In corporate settings, people work in teams more often than they do not. High-performing, well-oiled teamwork don’t happen by […]

Best Team Experience

Written with JoAnn McNutt When I think about the best experiences I’ve had working in teams, what comes to mind is the feeling of satisfaction and the sense of accomplishment that comes out of hard work, stress, and lots of laughter. What makes the team experience so great is a combination of several factors. But […]



Written with Les McKeown When we’re asked to help refresh or rejuvenate mentoring programs that are struggling to make an impact, the most common underlying problem is lack of clearly defined program goals. The second most common problem is lack of buy-in by managers and supervisors. Here’s the top three reasons why this happens: 1. […]