Quiz: Are You a Team Player?

Eat Your Career

Let’s face it: Everyone wants to be a team player. Some people are so consumed with their own work; they forget to support their team—or they flat out don’t care. It isn’t always easy to be a part of a team. After all, if you don’t help your team, they won’t help you.

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Inspire Your Team, and Everybody Wins

Step It Up VA Coaching

As a Virtual Assistant, it’s likely you have team members that help you in supporting your clients. . And, for many of you, you may also have a team to support YOUR OWN business! What does your team mean to your business? If your business is running optimally, your team is likely RUNNING your business! Having a team has allowed your business to expand, offer a wide variety of services, take on more clients, and bring in more income. by Donna Toothaker.

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How to Give a Dynamite Team Presentation

On The Job

We've all been there: While listening to a team presentation, we start to find it amusing when the team seems about as coordinated as a duck on roller skates. Too many teams are relying on them or their 'pitch books.'

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I’m a Shaklee Team #Cinchspiration Blogger

Eco-Office Gals

With so many other amazing success stories , I threw my hat in the ring along with many other wonderful bloggers over 250 actually and woohoo I’m part of the Cinchpiration Team ! Post from: Eco-Office Gals I’m a Shaklee Team #Cinchspiration Blogger.

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Top 5 Tips for Managing a Team Virtually

The Small Business Blog

Ensure that all members of the team are equipped with the right technology to make the team a success. Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Technological problems are one of the major barriers to the performance of a…

Lithium’s Customer Heroes

Customers Rock!

It looks like a great step up from the customer service functionality previously available with an online support community, and it will make the interaction between social media customer service teams and community managers much easier.

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The Importance of Being Early

Dumb Little Man

If your organisation works different shifts, being there without the rest of your team means staff from other parts of the organisation will notice you and think well of you. We all notice the people who are always late. There’s no hiding it when a report is handed in after a deadline.

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Six Thought-Provoking Quotes from Albert Einstein

Dumb Little Man

Athletes honoring their team-mates and competitors. Do you want to live a more enjoyable and creative life? One great way to get inspired is by reflecting on words of wisdom from the past. Words that have stood the test of time and been a powerful motivator for generations of people.

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Is Your Mindset Secretly Making You Miserable? Here’s How to Fix It

Dumb Little Man

In fact, he was cut from his varsity team when he was a sophomore. Is your mindset secretly ruining your life? And if so, is there a way to fix it? Michael Jordan wasn’t considered the best basketball player of all time when he was starting out.

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Happiness is an Empty Inbox

Laughing all the Way to Work

Finally, have four or five key folders that work for you Other than my TO DO folder and the special folder for my boss, I opened folders specific to my job such as BOARD OF DIRECTORS and another one for SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM. Under my Sent folder I have sub folders for emails that I send my boss, the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team. I have mentioned it a few times that when my desk is cluttered then I feel cluttered.

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5 Tips to Hire Someone Smarter Than You

Dumb Little Man

Here are five things I've learned about hiring the right person for the job and bringing in well-rounded member to my team: 1. In this instance, the right applicant for that position is going to talk about the team, not just the wonderful things he has done individually.

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Developing Real Skills for Virtual Teams


The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina recently published a useful white paper on the topical area of developing skills for virtual teams. What I found most interesting was the section on Virtual Team Challenges. Virtual TeamsIt is available online and in PDF.

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5 Quotes from Marcus Aurelius on Developing an Invincible Attitude

Dumb Little Man

Get your team involved. Stoicism is a school of Philosophy that intrigued me at a time where my self-defeating behavior was at its peak. I had trouble dealing with frustration, failure, stress, and fear.

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How Do You Build A Solid Powerhouse Kick-Butt Team? What do you think?

Productive & Organized

There are many different options a business owner can use to build their team. Ways to Build Your Team. Once you know specifically what you want and need to have completed in your business that you should not be doing, then you can determine how to build your powerhouse kick-butt team.

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Avoid Overwhelm When Starting a New Project

Step It Up VA Coaching

Tell your team, your family, and colleagues about your project to signal your commitment to the project and make it “real.” Get your team on board! Rally your team with incentives, social outings and rewards for meeting goals throughout the course of the project – not just when it’s completed. Uncategorized maintain momentum team rewards new ideas new year virtual assistant virtual assisting work on projectby Donna Toothaker.

MGM Seeks to Inspire Employees by Letting Them Put on a Show

On The Job

While some initiatives are expensive, Murren says he believes the payout will come when engaged employees work together as a team and put all their efforts into helping guests have an excellent experience. "I I love to stay in hotels.

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Can you go from creative and productive in a corporate job to a mess working for yourself?

Productive & Organized

  I had a teams of 200+ associates that I either managed directly or managed managers or supervisors that managed those people.  Today, I'm going to address a question that I hear often in networking meetings and was expressed to me recently in a reader email. 

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Network Like It's 1959

On The Job

See life as a team sport. In fashion, what's old is often new again. If you doubt it, just look at the styles coming out this spring: 1950s-style dresses for women and streamlined suits for men just like the characters in Mad Men.

Smart Marketing = List Segmentation

Office Organization Success

And if you’re not a techie pass this along to the person on your team who handles this. c) 2012 Tracey Lawton. How many times have you registered for a teleclasses – and the teleclass teacher has continued to email you to register for the teleclass?

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The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Doer

Dumb Little Man

However, those who primarily hinder your progress due to their limited vision need not be included in your elite team. Sometimes we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about our ideas, dreams, and aspirations. It is easy to content ourselves with simply having lofty ideas, not realizing their sheer abundance. Anyone who has taken a breath has likely had an idea that could have literally changed the course of his or her life in a revolutionary way.

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13 Warning Signs that What You've Delegated Won't Get Done (And How to Fix Them)

Dumb Little Man

You close a meeting without using the three W's The most efficient way to utilize delegation is in a team meeting. Instead of having a dozen one-on-one sessions, a team meeting allows you to talk with a dozen people at the same time, and, just as important, for them to talk to each other to coordinate the details of delegation. Most team meetings, however, are poorly led, go over their allotted time, and end frantically with everyone racing off to the next meeting.

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How do assistants get promoted?

Practically Perfect PA

Here is a brief history of my career to date – After University I landed my first job as a Team Administrator at Deloitte, after a year and a half I left to join the Institute of Chartered Accountants where again I worked as an Administrator and Assistant to a department manager. Pin It.

Should assistants ‘make themselves look busy’?

Practically Perfect PA

Also as a good team player you should help other colleagues as and when they need it which might require you to stay longer at the office. Pin It. During my formative years I had a number of part time and weekend jobs to earn some extra money.

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Cinch.fm Audio Service Shuts Down - Lessons We Can Learn on Customer Service & Not Counting on One Platform

Productive & Organized

team could have done a better job of thinking about the impact that their choices would make on their users.    Date: August 17, 2012 6:10:29 PM CDT Subject: Cinch.FM   Effective August 20th, 2012,  no new accounts can be created on Cinch.FM   Your existing content will remain online and available until October 20, 2012 – two months from the shut down date.

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How to Build Self-Discipline – The 6 Key Elements

Dumb Little Man

Perhaps it’s finding a gym partner or maybe it’s letting your team member know that you will have a certain part of the project done by a certain date. Do you often find yourself procrastinating? Perhaps doing things that you know you shouldn’t be doing?

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Measuring the Impact of Social Media

Customers Rock!

As we move into 2012, I fully believe this will be the year that executives begin asking the difficult questions to their social media teams, including what kind of returns they are getting on their social media investment.

Using Social Media to Build Relationships

Customers Rock!

I predict this will be a big focus for social media in 2012. And Mayor Booker and his team were listening via Twitter and went into action. Making a Difference in 2012. Make 2012 the year you use social media to build relationships with your customers.

The 2012 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide


Well, if this person is a productivityist — or at least needs to look at becoming more productive — then you should give The Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide for 2012 a good look. The larger version is great for team-based stuff (I’ve used it at some talks I’ve done) and for those productivityists who want to be environmentally conscious and still have a paper-based component to bringing their ideas to life, the Ideaboard fits the bill.

How to Manage a Micro-Manager

Eat Your Career

Many micro-managers are new to management and don’t fully understand how to empower their team members. Be tactful and remember that you’re on the same team and you have the same goal: You both want to do a good job.

World Domination Summit 2012: The First Event I've Cried At (Twice)


Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact World Domination Summit 2012: The First Event I’ve Cried At (Twice) Posted on 07/10/2012 // 17 Comments I needed a day to collect these thoughts into something not just comprehensive, but comprehensible.


How to Boost Morale When Things Are Grim

Eat Your Career

Instead of simply checking out, she’s concerned about trying to keep the team (and herself) in good spirits and productive right up to the last minute with their current employer. This person doesn’t want to burn bridges or let her team descend into angst in their final days. If you want your team to keep their morale high, make it as fun as you possibly can. But of course, be respectful of your team. Lastly, I encourage you and your team to prepare as best you can.

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How To Help Your Team Come Up with Brilliant Ideas

On The Job

If someone looked you in the eye and said, “You have 10 minutes to come up with the most creative, most breakthrough idea this industry has ever seen” you might be tempted to laugh in that person’s face.

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Coming Christmas Day: The Front Nine


Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact Coming Christmas Day: The Front Nine Posted on 12/20/2012 // Leave a Comment December 25th is a pretty special day for a lot of people, and this year it is going to be all the more special for yours truly. That’s because 12/25/12 is the official release date for The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want , my first e-book published by Diversion Books.

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7 Ways to Make the Most of an Internship

On The Job

Maybe you're a whiz at online graphics and could help a team meet its deadline by staying late and pitching in. This can serve to not only give others a positive impression of you but also provide valuable experience of working with a team under deadline pressures.

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Is Your Job Getting You Down? Job Happiness Quiz

Eat Your Career

I feel like a valuable, contributing member of the team. I once read an interesting statistic about how work effects overall life happiness. It basically said that a good job won’t make you happy, but a bad job will make you unhappy. I think this says a lot about how we view jobs.

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New Test Identifies Arrogant Bosses

On The Job

Such problems, they write, can lead to poorer customer satisfaction and loyalty, adversely affect a team’s ability to work together and eventually hurt the bottom line. Do you have a boss who discredits the ideas of others while claiming to have superior ideas?

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How to Deal With Credit Thieves in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

New managers, in particular, are especially forgetful when it comes to acknowledging the efforts of their team members. What do you do when someone else takes credit for your work?

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Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

Meet potential clients, customers or team members. You just never know who you’ll end up meeting at a live event and it could be someone who has been searching for a service or product or team just like yours! by Donna Toothaker.

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Product/Program Promotion Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned Expert Interview

Productive & Organized

This was an e-program: Million Dollar Team Builder.   When you are working projects, how do you and your team stay on track? Women in Business' In January 2012 she was added to ‘Who’s Who: 100. Women in E-Commerce’, in August 2012 included in “Top 5 Coaching Blogs”.

5 Ways to Establish Friendly Relationships at Work

On The Job

Safe subjects can include asking about good restaurants, recent travels or their favorite sports teams. One of the most difficult things about starting a new job is trying to become friendly with your colleagues without making yourself seem like a total dweeb.

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