Do You Have the Right Chemistry on Your Team?

Group of young professionals in team building exercise
By Ross Bernstein

The best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning, Hall of Fame, peak-performance business speaker who’s keynoted conferences on all seven continents and has been featured on CNN, CBS This Morning, ESPN and Fox News, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. He’s spent the better part of the past 20 years studying the DNA of championship teams and his mission whenever he takes the stage is to get his audiences all thinking differently about what it’s going to take to raise their games to the next level.

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More than a feeling—how bank culture drives profit [VIDEO]

Does bank culture really matter?

Gallup tells us that if you have an average amount of disengagement, it will rob $3,400 from your bottom line for every $10,000 of payroll.

So YES, culture is a big deal.

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How to tie everyone to PROFIT [VIDEO]

Does every team member on your team know how they tie to profit? I mean really know?

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So What’s Your Story?

“Homework? Ah, yes, I did my homework, but it didn’t quite make it here. Why? Well, my dog ate the homework. We took him to the vet to get the homework back, but the surgery took so long I was late to school, and I think I’ll have to leave school early because my dog died and I imagine it will take weeks before I can get over the sadness enough to concentrate in school.”

Kids come up with the wildest stories to explain why they are late, why they didn’t finish homework and why they can’t come to school.

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Do Not Disturb: The Path to Sanity and Results

Does this sound like your life?

You work from 7:30 in the morning until 7:00 each night and go home exhausted, thinking about all the unfinished work that continues to pile up nonetheless. (more…)

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Calling it Tight: Running a Tight Ship

Someone’s late for a meeting. Nobody calls the person on it. Next week, three people are late. That’s no coincidence. Eventually, there won’t be a meeting in the entire organization that starts within 15 minutes of the scheduled time. (more…)

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Creating a Movement in Your Organization [Video]

Here is a short three-minute video that presents an example of creating a movement. It’s not about the leader, it’s about the first follower. The first follower enrolls the second which in turn begins a movement or momentum.

While the video is taken by an amateur, I think you’ll get the concept and how it would apply to your organization.

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Seven Secrets to Employee Engagement

Any company that thinks you have to pour money on employees to get them engaged will write off employee engagement efforts during tough economic times.

In fact, you can’t afford NOT to pay attention to engagement, especially when the wind is howling outside. Employee engagement scores regularly account for up to 50 percent of the variance in customer service scores. (more…)

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Putting Culture First—Where it Belongs

If I had a nickel for every call I’ve received over the years that went like, “Well, we spent about $250,000 on sales training. It helped for a month or two, but to be honest, we didn’t receive any return on investment,” I could bail out the financial sector myself with enough left over for pizza. (more…)

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