Who is in your Army?

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ArmyOne night during my recent vacation to Mexico, I was heading to dinner, walking to our restaurant in the Mayan Riviera and saw the most incredible thing.  Along the edge of the sidewalk, beside a side flower bed was this row of ants.  All of the ants were heading in the same direction, carrying leaves.  Passing them in the other direction, were other ants, ...

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Grow a Spine and Get Rid of Your Dead Weight Employees

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dead weight employeeThe teams that you manage day-to-day are, as the saying goes, only as strong as their weakest link. If there’s a certain employee who doesn’t play well with others and is causing issues, whether it’s through negative behaviour, bullying, causing constant conflict or any other number of ways, everything from company morale to overall productivity can be negatively affected. ...

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The Power of Teams: A Lesson In Leadership From A Siberian Husky

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Husky's pulling a sledTeamwork. That seems to be the buzzword of 2013, and every motivational and business speaker talks about the importance of your team and the interaction between its members.  But a team of people in and of itself isn’t always going to help you achieve results quickly or more successfully if they don’t work well together, or if one or two members don’t mesh ...

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