Who’s in Your Canoe? 5 Things to Consider When Building a New Team

I’m building a new team; who should be on it? Often we just inherit the teams we lead, but occasionally we have the opportunity to build a new team from scratch.  How do you know who to pick?    Here are five action steps you can take when building a new team that will give […]

Goal Failure: Mission (Almost) Accomplished

Goal Failure

What happens when you set a goal and fail to achieve it? In January of this year I set a personal goal.  Made it public on this web site.  Tweeted about it almost daily.  Posted weekly updates on Facebook.  I worked at it just about every day – hours of exertion, sweat, even a little […]

A Simple Way to Organize and Delegate – 2 Minute Tip

organize and delegate

When you are the leader, one of the keys to success is getting organized, and then delegating tasks.  If you can do those things early on, the rest of your job will be a lot easier to handle.  In this two minute tip, learn a simple way to approach a job that maximizes teamwork so […]

How to Plan the Annual Plan: Six Steps for Success

How to Plan the Annual Plan: 6 Steps for Success

How do you get 30 very different people to agree on something?  How do you engage all those minds to come up with an annual plan?  It doesn’t need to be as challenging as interpreting the Mayan calendar. Every year our Scout troop meets in August with one objective:  come up with a plan for next […]