Use Teambuilding Tactics to Hire the Best Candidates

The hiring process is an important, but sometimes complicated, aspect of business. Attracting top talent is the goal of any organization.  Top talent is attracted to organizations, however,  with effective team cultures.

So the question is, if you build it will they come? Will using teambuilding tactics to hire the best candidates work for you? It is my view that leaders who focus on building superior team cultures, find that top talent seek them out.

For additional teambuilding tactics for hiring the right employees, consult the following sources:

Leadership Team Building for Effective Leadership Development

Trust video call to action graphicLeadership team building is an important aspect of effective leadership development, and leaders can adopt their personal styles to become more effective.

Effective leaders are essential for the success of an organization, and several articles offer advice for new and seasoned leaders, including the following:

Leaders can implement leadership team building into their leadership style in the following ways:

Adopt a flexible attitude. According to 5 Characteristics of Great Leaders, great leaders are flexible with their employees, and they understand that team members require some amount of freedom to achieve results. Rather than micromanaging and… Continue reading

Implement Team Building Activities to Reduce Employee Absences

appantsEveryone needs a break from work now and again, but no matter if an absence is planned or unplanned, overall productivity within the organization is affected, according to the “Total Financial Impact of Employee Absences” study commissioned by Kronos Incorporated and conducted in collaboration with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). By focusing on team building activities, leaders can reduce employee absences and increase productivity.

“Employee absences carry hidden costs that significantly affect an organization’s productivity and revenue – in fact, 75 percent of respondents perceived absence has a moderate to large impact,” said Evren Esen, director of survey programs, SHRM.

The study found that organizations suffer more negative effects of unplanned absences compared to planned absences, as organizations claimed that other… Continue reading

Team Building Strategies to Hire and Develop Great Managers

Trust video call to action graphicThe best managers are those who possess an innate talent to lead, according to the findings of a recent Gallup poll. The survey, titled State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders , strives to pinpoint the qualities that great managers possess that set them apart.

The TIGERS Success Series blog regularly publishes articles on effective management, including the following referenced articles:

With proper team building strategies, managers can improve their performances and develop into great leaders.

Look for top talent. According to the Gallup poll,… Continue reading

Leadership Training Programs Counteract Falling Small Business Confidence

Business Plan Showing Management Growth Strategy SolutionWhile small businesses leaders are reportedly less optimistic about their success according to the new Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, leadership training programs are allowing leaders to learn valuable leadership skills that help them to improve their management success. This is important since small business confidence has fallen since 2014.

The small business owners that were interviewed for the survey were less optimistic in terms of their financial situations than they were at the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. The drop in the Index score, down to 64 compared to the reported 71 in January, is the first notable decrease since the November 2012 Index.

Lower revenues and a slight drop in credit expectations were two factors that led to the… Continue reading

Team Building Ideas to Build Better Work Relationships

TIGERS diagramWhen the six TIGERS principles (trust, interdependence, genuineness, empathy, risk and success) first emerged from my psychology, business and education group dynamic research at Gonzaga University, much had been written about role and goal significance for teams.  Little had been explored about the value of team relationships to support role and goal achievement and the systems required to strengthen them. Then after two independent validation studies it became obvious that behaviors that support these principles are critical to high performance team development and that company culture plays a huge role in the success of organizations. So, if you notice more negative behavior than positive  among employees, you should consider implementing some team building ideas to build better relationships so your goals and the roles that… Continue reading

Thank you

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Thank you for participating in Thriving during Organizational Bifurcation in Your Business Life Cycle.

We are happy you joined us here.

In addition to your workbook handout that is provided during this session, we are also providing links to additional resources.  Download the complete PDF here. Resource PDF

Here are some additional resources.

Personalized Executive Sessions:

The purpose of the Personalized Executive Session is to give Business Owners and Executives 60 minutes of customized executive coaching time to discuss highly focused team development and cooperative work culture concerns resulting in actionable strategies.

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Researched and Documented White Papers:

  • How to Ensure Your Team Training Transfers to the Improved Employee Skills and Attitudes You Paid For  

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Leadership Team Development Strategies to Train Effective Leaders

Building a successful team blue Some people believe that great leaders are born, while others believe that they are made. In reality, great leaders are probably developed through a combination of both perspectives. There are natural tendencies and then competencies that can be trained to and improved.  Either way, there are leadership team development strategies that can be deployed to train leaders to become more effective in their positions.

We reviewed a series of articles that offered insights for leaders to learn and grow. This post references the following articles:

Improve your Leadership with Team Building Activities

Manager walking on the road to successGuess what the main problem leaders will be facing in the year 2020? According to the American Training and Development Association it will be retaining your best employees. That actually is a problem now. One solution is learning how to build effective teams. This is one of the most important aspects to effective leadership today. By implementing team building activities, putting aside their egos, working with people who challenge the status quo, listening to what others have to say and building an honest and trusting work culture, leaders can build better teams, improve their leadership and enjoy increased productivity and success.

Some additional tips for improving leadership can be found at the following sources:

Management Inefficiencies Drain Productivity

Business Plan Showing Management Growth Strategy SolutionAsk most managers if they believe their work is efficient and they will answer, “No!” Managers are spending almost two days a week performing unnecessary administrative tasks leading to inefficiencies that are draining productivity. This is according to a new Management Study.

The report produced by  ServiceNow resulted from surveying nearly 1,000 U.S. and U.K. business managers.  The report finds that managers are spending 15 hours per week performing administrative tasks, such as filing forms, sending email updates and updating spreadsheets, which are taking leaders away from their core job functions and lowering their overall productivity.

Participants were asked  how the tools and processes in their corporate environment affected individual and team effectiveness in four specific areas: opening a purchase order, ordering marketing collateral,… Continue reading


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