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5 Top Leadership Quotes by Famous People
Leadership quotes by famous people are usually about the qualities it takes to be a good leader. But every quote is slightly different; each summarizes a distinctive leadership quality or trait, perhaps the quality that resonated most with the person who stated it.

6 Tips on how to use team building quotes to inspire your corporate team
Building quotes into your everyday team talk can mean the difference between your words being heard as, "blah, blah, blah," or landing like little golden nuggets of wisdom in the appreciative ears of your listeners.

Learn how to video conference: 8 web video conferencing tips
Learn how to video conference with these 8 web video conferencing tips to turn you from novice to natural in no time. I regularly use web video conferencing to keep in touch with people for both work and home life, and here are my 8 best tips.

Vision without action is a dream: 4 simple steps to achieve a paradigm shift in your work
“Vision with action is a dream”. So said Joel Barker in the late 70’s and 80’s, when he introduced the corporate world to the “paradigm shift”. A “paradigm shift” is a radical change, more metamorphosis than evolution, of thinking. This was an extension of Thomas Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolution”, popularized in the 60’s. The printing press or more recently the internet, are examples of paradigm shifts - radical, irreversible changes in the way things work on a mass scale.

Never Give Up: Perseverance, Persistence and Determination at Work
“Never, Never, Never Give Up” said Winston Churchill, UK prime minister, after heavy Blitz bombing in World War II. We know in our bones that perseverance, persistence and determination are solid character strengths. But when the pressure is on, why do some dig deep and others buckle under the strain?

Employee Satisfaction Survey: Get your employees opinions in 5 (+ 1) steps
Why bother doing an employee satisfaction survey? Surely only out of touch managers don't know what their team is thinking and feeling? Like many corporate tools, team "climate" surveys can be used for the greater good or can be a tick-the-box, aren't I a fabby manager waste of effort. Here's how to create your own employee satisfaction survey and get meaningful, actionable feedback from your work-mates.

Tuckman's Stages of Team Development: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing
Is your team forming, storming, norming or performing? Tuckman's stages of team development provide a recognised structure to help shape up your team. Having a better understanding of your team's interactions and behaviours enables quicker conflict resolution, appropriate leadership styles and ultimately increased productivity.

Martin Seligman's Authentic Happiness Test for Team Building
Are you afraid that using Dr Martin Seligman’s authentic happiness tests at work might get you laughed out of the board-room? Fear not! Let me explain how Seligman’s signature strengths questionnaire built self awareness and understanding in my tiny team.

Building High Performance Teams - 5 Simple Steps
Chances are you've been down-sized or re-engineered so radically there's zero tolerance for mishaps or delays, and you extend your work day to pick up the slack. What you really need is some help on building a high performance team, to regain that work-life balance we all yearn for.

Workplace Conflict Management: Strategy for Successful Resolution
A successful workplace conflict management strategy will reduce hostility and aggressiveness at work. Learn how to improve your conflict management skills, with this conflict management article.

Friday Frolics: 3 Ideas for Group Team Building Activity
A little mischief and nonsense can be the most powerful group team building activity. Introduce a Friday Frolic at your work with these 3 fun team building activities.

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