5 Ways To Team Build

Motivating Your Team

You know how to motivate your team now. We’ve talked plenty about that over the last month.

But what does it take to build a strong, cohesive team? You have the groundwork laid. And it’s a firm foundation.

People running in a field, team building

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Yet you will have to do more if you want to team build. Let’s look at what it will take.

5 Ways To Team Build

1. Host get-togethers outside of the office:

A team that plays together stays together. At my newest organization, we’re doing something called Team Bolding. It’s a play on the words Team Building and our company name.

There’s been a couple of activities that really made people talk. A visit to the local trampoline park. Hanging out at the local Parties In The Park. And more.

Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff

A big mistake many leaders make is assuming their team doesn’t need to be motivated. That their team can come in ready to work because they’re being paid.

That’s a fair assumption… If our teams were robots. Robots don’t need to be motivated. All they need is a simple input into their system and away they go. They’ll labor away for hours.

Your staff needs motivation, you can give it

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But humans are a different story. Humans, our team members, can’t mindlessly drone on through their jobs. Many times, they will need to be motivated.

Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff

Do you remember the last time you came into the office and you felt your fuel tank was empty? You probably have this feeling more often than you’d like to admit. But there are plenty of days when you lack the motivation to get work done.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Predator 4

A Reel Leadership Article

The Predator is the fourth film in the Predator movie series. This time around, a Predator ship crash lands on Earth. An Army Ranger team is attacked by the Predator (Brian A. Prince). And then we discover there’s more to this Predator than we had once believed.

The Predator movie contains some amazing leadership lessons

The Predator is a fast-moving, violent (it is a Predator movie, after all), and a vulgarity-filled film. If you’re offended by strong language, you would be best suited to stay away. The number of f-bombs dropped was ridiculous.

Yet the movie provided plenty of action. The fights between the Predator and the humans were captivating. Then the big fight that turned into a whimper was crazy!

All of this plus the leadership lessons in The Predator could be a reason for you to watch the latest Predator installment.

Caution: The Predator spoilers below

How To Train Your Team To Look Forward

A  major roadblock in many organizations is motivating your team to look forward. It’s not because the team isn’t smart. They’re probably a world-class team.

Help your team to look forward

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However, there are issues in motivating them and training your team to look forward. To get them to look forward, we have to look at the root reasons they struggle with this skill.

Why Teams Fail To Look Forward

The reasons teams fail to look forward is plentiful. There are many excuses you’ll hear during your attempts at training forward-thinking in your organization.

  • We’ve never done this before.
  • No one has any experience with launching new projects.
  • We’ve failed before and don’t want to fail again.
  • There’s no time to add something more to our plates.
  • YOU (Yes, you the leader) haven’t allowed us to dream big.

10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

Motivating Your Team

You’ve done everything right in trying to motivate your team yet something is still off. Your team still lacks motivation and you’re not sure why.

The lack of motivation for your team may actually be coming from you. Gasp, shock, horror… I know.

stop demotivating your team

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Yet if the team you’re leading lacks motivation and the reason is you, there’s good news. You can make changes once you realize what you’re doing.

We’re going to take a look at 10 ways leaders demotivate their team. With this knowledge, you can begin to make changes that will revolutionize your organization.

10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

1. Micromanage everything:

You’ve told your team you trust them. You’ve encouraged them to take charge. And then you grab the reigns and micromanage every aspect of their position.