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“Let us realize that: the privilege to work is a gift,
the power to work is a blessing,
the love of work is success!”
-David O McKay

All too often we are guilty of assuming people can read our minds. We notice an employee or colleague does something helpful or impressive and we think to ourselves how much we appreciate them, but we rarely vocalize it. I know I’m guilty of this. Labor Day, a day set aside to honor the American worker, is a time to reflect on the hard work the people around you put into their jobs every day. It’s also a time to reflect on how much work you’ve done this year and celebrate your victories and accomplishments.

As a business leader, we need to make our employees feel seen, heard, appreciated and validated. We can do this in a number of ways. Showing gratitude for their labor does not have to be a grand ordeal. Simply popping into their office to let them know you appreciate them can really change their day and shift the culture of the workspace. Employees are much more likely to work hard when they know their efforts are seen and appreciated.

You can take them to lunch, give them a shout on social media, offer time off, or host a team event just to show your appreciation. There are many ways you can let your employees know that they matter. 

Today, maybe you’re celebrating  Labor Day on the beach, or at a backyard picnic with friends. Maybe you’re still in the office, because you’re a hustler and things have to get done. However you are choosing to spend this Labor Day, remember to take time to reflect on all of the hard work you’ve put into your business so far. Use this upcoming week to remind those around you that their contributions to the company matter. That they matter. When we put people above profits, big things happen. 

My challenge for you this week: 

#1: Be intentional about showing gratitude to those around you.
#2: Use today to rest, but hustle hard this week to not only meet your personal and professional goals but crush them. 

We’re heading full steam ahead into June with so much in the pipeline that we’re excited about. Here are the two biggest projects we are working on right now:

iTeam Training

We are working on a way to revolutionize the way businesses build teams. The iTeam Training Program enables you to eliminate “bad fits” in your teams. It is designed to help you build a blueprint for a highly effective and productive team based on individual work expressions. Businesses who have implemented the iTeam series into their team building blueprints report stronger communication, trust, and chemistry within their teams

Get in on this dynamic teamwork building program and change the way your team works together!

Swim!

Our biggest and most exciting news is the launch of our book. We’ve been working on this for over a year now, and are so excited to see it finally coming together. And if you know us, you know the debut of Swim! is not going to be like your typical book launch. We’re throwing a party, and your copy of Swim! is your invitation. Here’s how it works:

  1. Order the book
  2. Register for the private virtual party and live Q&A session with Walter
  3. Enter to win Airfare for Two to South Florida with a 2 night hotel stay at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa and dinner with Walter and Antoinette!  

The characters is this book, Drew, Scotty, CiCi, Julia- they feel real to me. They feel like family and I’m confident you’ll fall in love with them like I did. (and one may rub you the wrong way. But give him time….)

This book dives into the fundamentals of developing a shark mindset and the power of mentorship and team work.

We’re diving into summer with big plans and big dreams to help business leaders and entrepreneurs develop a shark mindset, eliminate excuses, and reach next level success. Keep an eye out for more exciting announcements!

Talent (and hours and hours of practice) is what gets balls in hoops. However, chemistry is what puts your teammate in the exact spot that you need him, way before you know you need him there. Chemistry is the way a team works together, the way they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and use both to move the team forward. But chemistry does not come with intense trainings or intense video analysis of last week’s game. Chemistry happens when a team respects and values each other, connects on a deeper level, and works together to meet a common goal.

The teams that are coming up on top aren’t necessarily the ones with the most talent. Instead, they’re the teams that focus on team chemistry and connection. Your business is the same way. If you solely focus on profit and productivity and don’t emphasize chemistry, you won’t reach the next level.

If you want to be a business that defies the odds, that breaks the mold, that comes out on top even when the competition is fierce, you have to consistently work to build the culture and chemistry of your team.

Here are three ways you can do that this week:

  1. Connect team members with similar strengths, passions, and interests- When your team can connect on a personal level, it will make it easier for them to connect professionally as well.
  2. Share a meal- Sharing a meal together is a classic way to bring people together. Whether you invite everyone to have lunch together in the breakroom or you host a dinner after work, getting everyone together in a casual atmosphere with good food will help build relationships and improve team chemistry.
  3. Address things that are hurting your team chemistry- if certain people on your team seem to isolate themselves from the rest of the group, or have negative energy that brings others down, address this. Many times, this behavior is based out of fear of being excluded or misunderstood. Open the lines of communication to give everyone a chance to feel included.

You can have the most talented people on your team, but if they don’t work well together, you will limit your potential and make it harder to reach the next level.  

As we prepare for the launch of Walter Bond’s newest initiative, The Personal Development Mastermind Group, we got to thinking about teamwork. About how every successful team is made up of committed individuals who share many of the same qualities but also offer a diverse and fresh perspective. The Walter Bond team is made up of people from all over with different skill sets and experiences, and it’s their individual strengths paired with the common goal that makes everything run smoothly.

Chances are, you are part of several different teams in all areas of your life. Your marriage is a team, your relationship with your friends is a team effort, your relationship with your kids is a team effort. At work, you cycle through many different roles on many different levels and teams that contribute to the success of the company. So how can you be sure you’re adding value to the team you’re on? How can you be sure you’re bringing your A game to the table?

See how you measure up against these 6 characteristics to determine if your team is getting the best version of you:

Show Up
Making an impact on the people that rely on you starts with being present. Be where you say you’ll be when you say you’ll be there. Actually, get there 5 minutes before. Being prompt and present is one way to show your team that you take your roles and responsibilities seriously. And being physically there isn’t enough. Don’t show up only to spend all of your time distracted by your phone or off in la la land thinking about your weekend plans. Be mentally and physically present to give your team the best version of you. In your personal life, showing up means sticking to your commitments. It means sticking around for the hard conversations instead of running away. It means showing the people in your life that they matter just by being there.

Listen
Everyone has been on a team with someone who just won’t stop talking. You can tell that instead of listening to what you’re saying, they are already formulating what they’re going to spout out next. These people are exhausting and take precious time away from the task at hand. Don’t be that person. Instead, use some of these techniques to practice active listening:

  • Make eye contact with the speaker
  • Take notice of your posture (slouching or crossing your arms makes you look defensive or uninterested)
  • Non-verbal gestures like nodding or smiling to let the speaker know you’re comprehending what they are saying
  • Ask questions when you don’t understand, or ask for clarification
  • Recite information back to ensure you got everything right

Be open to feedback and constructive criticism. The reason we have two ears and one mouth is because we should listen twice as much as we speak.

Be Flexible
Naturally, when you get a group of individuals together, there is always going to be some sort of conflict or difference of opinions. This is fine, healthy actually, and often results in healthy dialogue that leads to progress. Being flexible (without being walked on) is a vital trait of a valuable team player. Whether it is with your schedule, the specific process for a task, or the jobs you are assigned, being open-minded and flexible can help the team move ahead. Be willing to compromise and do things differently for the overall benefit of the team. A rigid and uncompromising attitude makes you hard to work with, and honestly, hard to like in general.

Be Others-Focused
This is not the “(your name here) show” This is a team effort, which means everyone’s thoughts and voices and opinions and ideas should have an opportunity to be expressed. Your ideas are not always the best ideas. You shine brightest when you give others the opportunity to shine. Know your strengths and use them with confidence to move towards success, while always pointing out the abilities and strengths of others. Whether it is your spouse, your best friend or your employees, more of them and less of you is a trusted recipe for an uplifted and motivated team.

Positive Attitude
Every day might not be good, but there is good in every day. Find the positive in every situation and refuse to be the gossip, the victim or the naysayer. This doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything; it simply means choosing to see the good in the people around you. It means showing up in each relationship with the expectation that there will be good that comes from this. Find ways to make others happy. Find ways to see the opportunity instead of the obstacle. Every team needs someone who will boost morale, stay on track and keep an eye on the emotional temperature of the group. That person is often underappreciated but can be the glue that holds it all together.

Gratitude and Accountability
An impact player is accountable for his/her actions. There is no finger pointing or blaming or excuses, only accountability and responsibility. You dropped the ball? Admit it. You messed up big time, own up to it. You said you were going to do something? Do it. Your success or your failure is dependent on you. You are not a victim of your circumstances. You are in control of what you do and how you do it. Welcome to adulthood; where you’re accountable for your actions.

While you’re always responsible for your own actions, there is power in showing gratitude for the efforts of others. A simple thank you goes a long way, especially to someone who believes their work is going unnoticed. You bring your A-game when you walk into every situation just thankful for another opportunity. When you express gratitude to others on your team, the team feels more connected, more valued, more appreciated. Start every day listing three things you are grateful for and watch as you begin to notice more of these things as you interact with your team.

There is no “I” in team, which means this team, this marriage, this friendship, this business partnership, is not about you. But the team does need you. You’re in this relationship or situation for a reason, and the people you’re working with deserve your A-game.

Want to learn more about how to be an effective team player and create effective teams? Click here to learn more about the Personal Development Mastermind Group launching Oct 24th. If you’re serious about getting to the next level and giving your team your best, you won’t want to miss it.

If you are going to make it through this week, heck, if you are going to make it through this Monday, you are going to need the help of a team. The age-old saying “there’s no I in team” may be overdone, but it is true. A team of any kind, whether it’s a business relationship, a marriage, or a friendship, requires all members to be intentional, interactive and involved. Every successful business is backed by a group of people that are all committed to the same goal. Building a team is foundational in building your business. A great leader focuses on the strengths of his/her team and leads by serving. Anyone can be a boss, but a leader is others-focused and relentless in their pursuit of unity.

There are two types of people in the world: “Here I Am” kind of people and “There You Are” kind of people. The first type walks into any situation and makes decisions based on what is best for them personally. They are self-motivated and put their interests above those of everyone else. “There You Are” people walk into any situation and make everyone else feel valued. These types of people create solid teams of hardworking employees who feel appreciated and connected.

Not being a team player is not an option if you want to get to the next level. The inability to compromise, listen and collaborate will result in your business becoming stagnant. 100% of the time. You need sounding boards, you need people who will tell you you are on the right track, or that your idea does not align with the mission statement of the company. You need a diverse community of people that all have their eyes on the same goal that you do. If your business is not thriving like you want it to, take a look at your team. More importantly, take a look at how you are impacting your team.

We know from experience how powerful it can be to have someone speak positivity and encouragement into your life. We know that the first step in becoming who you are meant to be is self-awareness. You don’t know what you don’t know. This is why we have launched the Personal Development MasterMind Group. People are already signing up for this monthly, interactive personal development meeting that provides the opportunity to learn the skills required to get to the next level in all areas of life. When you join this elite group, you will master things like time management, developing positive self-talk, being an influential communicator and how to foster the relationships that are crucial to your happiness. And that is just the beginning.

You are who you surround yourself with. Look around. Do your daily interactions and attitude towards teamwork scream “Here I Am” or “There You Are”?

Today, think of three ways you could be a better team player. What can you do to shine a light on the strengths and abilities of others? You will be amazed at what happens when you begin to shift your focus from what you bring to the table to how you can help others bring their best to the table.

Keep an eye on our social media platforms for more information (and early bird discounts) on Walter’s brand new Personal Development Mastermind Group.

Go be the leader you would want to follow.

-Walter

As we prepare for the launch of Walter Bond’s newest initiative, The Personal Development Mastermind Group, we got to thinking about teamwork. About how every successful team is made up of committed individuals who share many of the same qualities but also offer a diverse and fresh perspective. The Walter Bond team is made up of people from all over with different skill sets and experiences, and it’s their individual strengths paired with the common goal that makes everything run smoothly.

Chances are, you are part of several different teams in all areas of your life. Your marriage is a team, your relationship with your friends is a team effort, your relationship with your kids is a team effort. At work, you cycle through many different roles on many different levels and teams that contribute to the success of the company. So how can you be sure you’re adding value to the team you’re on? How can you be sure you’re bringing your A game to the table?

See how you measure up against these 6 characteristics to determine if your team is getting the best version of you:

Show Up
Making an impact on the people that rely on you starts with being present. Be where you say you’ll be when you say you’ll be there. Actually, get there 5 minutes before. Being prompt and present is one way to show your team that you take your roles and responsibilities seriously. And being physically there isn’t enough. Don’t show up only to spend all of your time distracted by your phone or off in la la land thinking about your weekend plans. Be mentally and physically present to give your team the best version of you. In your personal life, showing up means sticking to your commitments. It means sticking around for the hard conversations instead of running away. It means showing the people in your life that they matter just by being there.

Listen
Everyone has been on a team with someone who just won’t stop talking. You can tell that instead of listening to what you’re saying, they are already formulating what they’re going to spout out next. These people are exhausting and take precious time away from the task at hand. Don’t be that person. Instead, use some of these techniques to practice active listening:

  • Make eye contact with the speaker
  • Take notice of your posture (slouching or crossing your arms makes you look defensive or uninterested)
  • Non-verbal gestures like nodding or smiling to let the speaker know you’re comprehending what they are saying
  • Ask questions when you don’t understand, or ask for clarification
  • Recite information back to ensure you got everything right

Be open to feedback and constructive criticism. The reason we have two ears and one mouth is because we should listen twice as much as we speak.

Be Flexible
Naturally, when you get a group of individuals together, there is always going to be some sort of conflict or difference of opinions. This is fine, healthy actually, and often results in healthy dialogue that leads to progress. Being flexible (without being walked on) is a vital trait of a valuable team player. Whether it is with your schedule, the specific process for a task, or the jobs you are assigned, being open-minded and flexible can help the team move ahead. Be willing to compromise and do things differently for the overall benefit of the team. A rigid and uncompromising attitude makes you hard to work with, and honestly, hard to like in general.

Be Others-Focused
This is not the “(your name here) show” This is a team effort, which means everyone’s thoughts and voices and opinions and ideas should have an opportunity to be expressed. Your ideas are not always the best ideas. You shine brightest when you give others the opportunity to shine. Know your strengths and use them with confidence to move towards success, while always pointing out the abilities and strengths of others. Whether it is your spouse, your best friend or your employees, more of them and less of you is a trusted recipe for an uplifted and motivated team.

Positive Attitude
Every day might not be good, but there is good in every day. Find the positive in every situation and refuse to be the gossip, the victim or the naysayer. This doesn’t mean you have to agree with everything; it simply means choosing to see the good in the people around you. It means showing up in each relationship with the expectation that there will be good that comes from this. Find ways to make others happy. Find ways to see the opportunity instead of the obstacle. Every team needs someone who will boost morale, stay on track and keep an eye on the emotional temperature of the group. That person is often underappreciated but can be the glue that holds it all together.

Gratitude and Accountability
An impact player is accountable for his/her actions. There is no finger pointing or blaming or excuses, only accountability and responsibility. You dropped the ball? Admit it. You messed up big time, own up to it. You said you were going to do something? Do it. Your success or your failure is dependent on you. You are not a victim of your circumstances. You are in control of what you do and how you do it. Welcome to adulthood; where you’re accountable for your actions.

While you’re always responsible for your own actions, there is power in showing gratitude for the efforts of others. A simple thank you goes a long way, especially to someone who believes their work is going unnoticed. You bring your A-game when you walk into every situation just thankful for another opportunity. When you express gratitude to others on your team, the team feels more connected, more valued, more appreciated. Start every day listing three things you are grateful for and watch as you begin to notice more of these things as you interact with your team.

There is no “I” in team, which means this team, this marriage, this friendship, this business partnership, is not about you. But the team does need you. You’re in this relationship or situation for a reason, and the people you’re working with deserve your A-game.

Want to learn more about how to be an effective team player and create effective teams? Click here to learn more about the Personal Development Mastermind Group launching Oct 24th. If you’re serious about getting to the next level and giving your team your best, you won’t want to miss it.

I’m going to make a bold statement, and I am sure you will agree with me. The reason we have had so much success with our teamwork program is because we have opened some eyes. I had an epiphany recently regarding leadership: how can you offer leadership training and never teach teamwork? How have most business leaders missed it? The very word leader implies you are in charge of a group of people focused on a common goal. Here is my bold statement: all leadership trainings that don’t include a teamwork strategy or technique are incomplete, shallow, and lack substance. If you’re going to be a leader in today’s marketplace, your whole challenge is leading a team effectively. Your respect doesn’t come from your Armani suit and your success doesn’t come from your haircut, slicked back hair, or St. John outfit. If you want to be respected and admired, you had better become an expert on teamwork because that is what your career hinges on. It is more challenging to lead a business today than it was five years ago. Don’t lose your lunch because you don’t know what you don’t know.

Your greatest leadership skill will require you to do two things: recruit, develop, and retain top talent. Once your team is stacked with talent, your second job is to work as a unit to grow the business together.

Success is a team sport, so your team is more important than anything you have—including you. It takes teamwork to make innovation a reality. It takes teamwork to deliver excellence to your clients consistently. It takes teamwork to solve problems, build capacity, and launch new products. Everything you want to accomplish in business and in life will require you to become an expert on teams. You can learn how to build an amazing culture by instilling pride and loyalty into your team. We all want to reach our potential according to Maslow’s hierarchy, but self-actualization requires the right environment, the right fit, and the right team. Your self-actualization will require you to become an expert on teamwork. Success is a team sport, and you are the coach. Let’s get to work. In our leadership training and programs, we don’t just teach leaders about teamwork—that is where we start because we believe any leadership training that doesn’t cover teamwork is incomplete.


Click the button below to receive a complimentary iTeam Audio Download where I teach you how to:

    • Build trust and respect between team members.
    • Collaborate and best use of each team member’s talents.
    • Ignite mutual understanding and respect.
    • Delegate tasks in a way that magnifies strength.
    • Build micro-teams and how to fix dysfunctional teams.
    • Boost employee engagement and job satisfaction.

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As we delve deeper into teamwork and you try to figure out your team, you need to figure out you. As a leader, you are the nucleus of your team, which means you must figure yourself out before you can build a high-performing team. I just got off the phone with a previous client who was looking to bring me back for an encore presentation. He said, “Walter, we heard your keynote. Do you have a new program?” He was about to retire from leading this organization for over 30 years. I told him absolutely! We have a brand new teamwork program that is taking the business world by storm. I explained each position to him: the innovator innovates, the implementer implements, the instigator instigates, the improvers improve, and the executors execute. He told me that was perfect for his group. I noticed a slight shift in his tone as he took on a melancholy mode that I could feel over the phone.

I couldn’t read what was wrong. Maybe he didn’t think our new teamwork framework was as good as I did, but he said he thought it was brilliant. As I pondered why his mood had shifted, he finally confessed. “I have been here for 30 years, and I just realized that I am an innovator, but my job required me to be an implementer. For 30 years, I have played out of position. That explains why I liked my job but never loved it.”

When we talk about employee engagement, job satisfaction, attrition, productivity, and all of the buzzwords that HR loves to throw around, it all boils down to your ability as leader to get your people in the right places so their innate attributes work in the context of their job. If you have someone playing out of position, you will never see that person at their best. I didn’t have to diagnose my retiring client because he came to his own conclusion. All I did was give him the context to understand how we are all wired and how critical our innate attributes are to fulfillment and productivity. I wonder if he will hold off retirement to allow his natural gift of innovation to operate for a few years. I am sure he will much more engaged and productive. The question for you is simple. Are you a natural innovator? Implementer? Instigator? Improver? Executor? You may be able to do a few well, but which one is primary? Once you understand yourself, the next job you have is to fill the other leadership positions with professionals that complement you.


Click the button below to receive a complimentary iTeam Audio Download where I teach you how to:

    • Build trust and respect between team members.
    • Collaborate and best use of each team member’s talents.
    • Ignite mutual understanding and respect.
    • Delegate tasks in a way that magnifies strength.
    • Build micro-teams and how to fix dysfunctional teams.
    • Boost employee engagement and job satisfaction.

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We all have positions, but what you do as a professional is much more important. When I left sports and began to impact the business world, I instantly saw a huge void in business and how leaders built their teams. So I began to develop content and intelligence that can be transposed to the business world and empowers leaders to have teambuilding strategy. Teamwork is simple, but only because of my sports background and advanced experience in teamwork. As a long-time athlete, I was an expert on teamwork without even trying to be. However, it has taken me years to formulate, articulate, and teach what I know about teamwork to others. It was frustrating to know and understand teamwork while organizations were losing millions of dollars and struggling to thrive or even survive.

When I explain my teamwork strategies to other athletes, they light up because they understand it well. A professional sports scout has the complex task of finding talent, finding the right position for the talent, and projecting what that talent can do. The position an athlete should play is the easy part—diagnosing and predicting what an athlete can do is another ball game all together. That is where a great scout makes their money.

I’ve played on a variety of sports teams between the ages of 7 and 30. I was on horrible teams like the 1992 Dallas Mavericks (we only won 13 games the entire season, a very painful experience). I can go back farther than that if you want to talk about pain. My very first team at seven years old was a baseball team called the Eagles, and we didn’t win a game the entire season. To make matters worse, we had yellow uniforms and were teased by our peers. The good news is that I was a part of a very successful college basketball program at the University of Minnesota where we made it all the way to the Sweet 16 in 1989 and Elite 8 in 1990. We were really bad when I arrived on campus, but I saw a winning program transformed right before my eyes. The transition from a horrible team to a successful one may have been the most gratifying experience of my career. In my NBA experience, the good news is that after my Mavericks experience, I joined the winning Utah Jazz in 1993-1994. We made it all the way to the western conference finals and lost to the eventual winner, Houston Rockets. I had a chance to play for the legendary coach Jerry Sloan and Hall of Famers John Stockton and Karl Malone. It was the best team I ever played with.

In business, everyone subscribes to positions that are mutually accepted and used as designations. Companies call their employees everything from CEO, President, VP of Sales, all the way down to associates—a fancy name for hourly employees. Every company throws out titles like peanuts to elephants, but I saw something missing: titles everywhere but no language or understanding of what each professional actually does. I know you are an executive, but what do you do? How do you impact the game of business? There is a void in business regarding what professionals actually do—until our workshop on team building. Now, you can build a team because you understand that you can’t build on titles alone—chemistry and teamwork are based on what professionals actually do.

Based on our teamwork model, what do you do? Are you an innovator? Are you an implementer? Are you a professional instigator? Are you an improver or an executor? The bottom line is that you need to know what you do before you can build a team around you. We love seeing the lights turn on as we teach our teamwork concepts to business leaders. I recently had a professional come to me in tears after a half-day workshop. She said that she had hated her job for 10 years and it almost ruined her life. She never knew why she hated her job, but the workshop taught her that she was an implementer who wasn’t able to implement at work. Our workshop showed her to be enjoy work and become more successful.


Click the button below to receive a complimentary iTeam Audio Download where I teach you how to:

  • Build trust and respect between team members.
  • Collaborate and best use of each team member’s talents.
  • Ignite mutual understanding and respect.
  • Delegate tasks in a way that magnifies strength.
  • Build micro-teams and how to fix dysfunctional teams.
  • Boost employee engagement and job satisfaction.

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There is no language in the business world about what a professional does. What good is a title if we don’t understand what a professional is gifted at doing? The key to employee engagement, chemistry, and productivity is taking that next step as a leader and understanding what your talent is. There are many similarities between sports and business: competition, preparation, goal setting, and teamwork are required of both. The gap I fill is helping the business world know and benefit from what the sports world already understands. Slotting a player into a position takes about 15 minutes, but understanding what a professional does and where they fit is where the magic happens. In my 15 years as a peak performance and teamwork guru, I’ve told many people that you can’t build a team with chemistry if you don’t know what a person does innately. How can you build a team around you if you don’t know what you do?

In basketball, there are a lot of point guards, but they are all very different. Russell Westbrook, a perennial all-star and an NBA superstar, is an athletic, hard-charging, ball of energy. He plays with a relentless and reckless abandon that has grown on most basketball purists. Steph Curry, another point guard and MVP, is very different. He is an excellent shooter with amazing intelligence for the game. They are both amazing NBA point guards, but they couldn’t be more different.

If you take a look at your org chart, you have a bunch of titles in your organization. However, your task is to determine what each professional does and how each person fits. We started by asking what you do. How do you influence your organization? I know you are an executive, but what do you do? The first flaw that I saw in business leadership was that leaders weren’t perfectly secure in their own skin. How can you build a team around you if you aren’t completely sure of yourself? Once you know what you do, it’s about backfilling your organization with the right balance of abilities and strengths—not titles.

It’s a puzzle to build a team, but as a leader, you are the first piece we need to figure out. Building teamwork is no different. This puzzle has five pieces, and every department needs to have each of these pieces represented with the right balance.

Our teamwork concepts will save you the lost time and frustration of hiring the wrong person. Our teamwork principles and strategies will empower leaders with self-discovery and a new language to empower leaders to build, repair, and equip your team to thrive. The benefits are increased production, increased employee engagement, less attrition, better hires, and more.

Your job is to analyze—with our help—each person on your org chart by what they do so that each piece fits and works in harmony.

That is what makes sports so exciting: athletes express themselves differently, and the coaches and GMs make it all fit. This is a tough task, but it should be exciting to finally have some language to help you build your teams and kick some real butt.

If you are a leader, this is your job. With iTEAM, we are about to teach you a strategy that will empower you to build winning teams in your sleep—and fix broken teams too. In fact, after I am done with you, you will be able to teach HR a thing or two about teams. You can’t be an effective leader without understanding and becoming an expert on teamwork.


Click the button below to receive a complimentary iTeam Audio Download where I teach you how to:

  • Build trust and respect between team members. 
  • Collaborate and best use of each team member’s talents.
  • Ignite mutual understanding and respect. 
  • Delegate tasks in a way that magnifies strength. 
  • Build micro-teams and how to fix dysfunctional teams. 
  • Boost employee engagement and job satisfaction.

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