Group Dynamics for Greater Productivity

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Any experienced supervisor or team leader knows that groups either work for you or against you–sometimes at the same time! The processes of group dynamics–how people behave in groups and how the group itself behaves–are closely tied to group productivity, a critical issue today. Successful supervisors don’t take groups for granted, but instead proactively seek […]

Strong Leaders Must Understand Themselves

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In his book First Things First, Stephen R. Covey points out that for success and productivity to take place, strong leaders must understand themselves.  In a process of coming to understand oneself Covey points out that each of us have three lives: the public life, the private life and the deep inner life.  The Public […]

Top 10 Posts for October 2012

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Like A Team is a blog /website that attempts to share resources and articles to help those who are trying to develop strong teamwork within their businesses, volunteer groups, charity organizations and churches. The overall goal of Like A Team is to share the knowledge and skills of team developers to help others who are […]

Does Your Church Have Clear Values?

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Values are the constant, passionate, biblical core beliefs that drive the church’s ministry; they are key precepts that give direction to the church’s life. They answer the “why” question. Why do we do (actions and efforts) what we do? They make up the church’s credo. “We believe.” They are what the church lives by to […]

The Bounty Theory

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Throughout their history, organizations will be faced with changes and “re-organizations” in order to keep themselves relevant.  In difficult economic times, change and restructuring may happen more frequently.  No matter how hard leaders try for a seamless transition, there comes a time when that is impossible. When change arrives, leadership immediately goes before the firing […]

A Clear Definition of Teamwork

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What is the Meaning of Teamwork? Defining the teamwork concept will vary from leader to leader, but there are three basic foundational principles that can be used to define teams. First, a team is a collaborative approach to the tasks at hand.   The main focus of any team is to work in partnership for a […]

Empowerment of Team Members

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Blake Nordstrom, President of Nordstrom, Inc., says this when asked about a tip for workplace success:  “In our company, everything we do is about the customer and selling and we stay close to the customer by empowering employees to deal with their needs right on the spot. We train our employees to treat the customer […]

Change Can Produce Enthusiasm

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Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.” (Matt. 9:17) Chances are that as you read this you are sitting in the same chair as yesterday, in the same […]