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Short on time, money, resources? Here’s a way to tackle this perpetual problem. Something leaders have to deal with all the time is limited resources – there’s never enough people, time, money, or other things you need to get done

“What’s so smart about SMART Goals?” Would you play a football game without any end zones?  I’m not even sure what the field would look like…round?  Where would you line up?  Where would you try to go?    Like the

Agendas are an important leadership tool you can use to help your team prepare for a meeting, keep everybody on track, and prevent you from forgetting anything important.  Watch this video for more tips about how to use an agenda

Positive Feedback

Giving feedback to your people is critical to getting the job done, but a typical mistake many new (and not so new) leaders make is to focus on the negative, to catch people doing something wrong, and then correcting them.  In

Problem Solving, Part 5: Evaluate and Assess

You’ve implemented your solution.  Are you done? Not yet. This video takes a look at step 5 of the Problem Solving process:  Evaluate and Assess.  When a group of friends discover they have to clear the driveway from several feet

Problem Solving, Part 4: Making a Plan

How do you transform an idea into a plan? This video takes a look at Step 4 of the Decision Making Process: Implementing the Decision. It focuses on the Six “Ts” of planning – Task, Time, Talent, Team, Treasure, and

Problem Solving, Part 3: Make a Decision

Deciding how to decide is an important decision. We take on the complexities of making a difficult decision by asking ourselves, “How we gonna get some pizza?” This look at step 3 of the Decision-Making Process explores the ideas of

Problem Solving Step 2: ID Alternative Solutions and Brainstorming

How do you develop possible solutions? This video focuses on the second step of the problem solving process – how to develop alternative solutions. We start with a fun look at how two seemingly crazy ideas actually solved difficult problems. 

Identify the Problem

This video explores the first step of the problem solving process – how to identify the problem. It opens with an example involving human-powered flight, takes a look at three common pitfalls when problem solving, provides two methods for focusing

Explore the five problem solving steps while resolving a crisis in front of the high school!  A brief, lighthearted review of the steps and how they relate to getting the problem solved.      

Taking Control by Giving

As soon as we got out of the overloaded white mini-bus with the two rubber rafts on top, we were met by our guide.  He welcomed us to the river, introduced himself as Marco, started handing us helmets and paddles,

This video is part five of the five part series that covers some simple steps a new leader can take to quickly earn the trust and confidence of his team and get started on the right foot. Getting your team

This video is part four in the five part series that details five simple steps a new leader can take to assert himself, earn the trust of his teammates, and begin to lead effectively. Here we discuss the importance setting

This video is part three in the five part series that details five simple steps a new leader can take to assert himself, earn the trust of his teammates, and begin to lead effectively. Here we discuss the importance of

This video is part two in the five part series that lays out five key steps a new leader can take earn the trust and confidence of his team and get off on the right foot as their leader. Here

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