Tag Archive: team motivation

Business Haiku – Some Square Wheels One illustrations


It is just so easy to do haiku with the image of the Square Wheels wagon, since it generates so many irrational thoughts about the reality of the journey, the difficulty of the… Continue reading

People and Potential – Releasing the Butterfly


So many of our interactions with others in our daily management could focus on potential. Most of us have that ability to be more than what we are if we only felt more… Continue reading

Santa deals with un-engaged and demotivated reindeer.


Every year, Joan does some kind of Christmas Poem around Santa and Square Wheels or Lost Dutchman and this year is no different. It seems like Santa is getting older and losing it… Continue reading

Followup is the key to improving teamwork and results – a poem


The Jeep causes teams to creep. But discovery of a Turbocharger allows that jeep to go twice as fast / twice as far. Turbos are best practices that enable people to dramatically improve… Continue reading

Celebration is a key, to involving them and me: A poem about motivation and success


It is about having fun, playing with new ideas, and then anchoring those new ideas to commitments for improvement. So, people Celebrating Success is an obvious key. It builds spirit and allows for… Continue reading

The Chaos of Implementing Strategy


My associate Robin Speculand just sent me an email with some factoidal stuff and some of his really solid ideas on implementing strategy. You can find his website here. I thought that a… Continue reading

Teamwork and Decision Making — a poem on performance


Teamwork is about groups of people making shared decisions and working together to implement solutions to shared problems. In our┬áLost Dutchman team building exercise, teams get resources to manage and decisions to make… Continue reading

Getting the Boots Aligned, in the Rain, in the Main


Our team building exercise, The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, is about generating and benefitting measurably from collaboration and alignment. When people share information and resources, the entire group optimizes its… Continue reading

Dealing with Mud – Improving teamwork with focused discussions


In our Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine game, one of the metaphors is mud, that gooey stuff that makes progress difficult. In the exercise, it is a factor that costs a team extra fuel… Continue reading

Square Wheels: On Alignment


Working is different than working together. Teamwork requires alignment and shared goals. More often, people are actively running around in chaos and confusion. So, here is a Haiku on how things work and… Continue reading