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  • Leadership WS

    Team Hack #13: Three essentials for team leaders

    J. Richard Chase was recently quoted in an article I read as saying: “Aristotle is credited with the concept that leadership requires character, competency and concern for others.” The short but important saying is helpful for all team leaders. In essence, there are three areas we must focus …

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  • Tools

    Hack #12: Keep the Tools Working Well

    I worked with a number of really good men in my career. One of the most helpful was a man I was with for only a few days during my summer job at Mobil Oil in the refinery in New Jersey. He was an older …

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  • Free2 WS

    Team Hacker #11: My Favorite 7 Free Software Picks every team needs!

    My all time favorite free items include software I have mentioned before, and thousands of others have mentioned. Why list again? Because I keep getting asked for my short list pics: 1. Instead of Microsoft Office, there is a completely compatible FREE version at OpenOffice.org that works exactly …

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  • Danger WS

    Team Hack #10: Four Danger Zones of Team Leaders

    Every team has struggles synchronizing to each other and learning to be consistently effective in producing predictable and desired outcomes. It isn’t always smooth sailing, but we need not be hung up on the rocks of the shallows either. The first step to avoiding the …

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  • Hiking WS

    Team Hack #9: Cardinal rules of motivation!

    Despite the many books that tell us otherwise, many team leaders and managers simply don’t believe the one simple truth about motivating people. People work hardest when they believe in the task they are doing, and believe the person they are doing it for believes …

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  • Broom WS

    Team Hack #8: Decrapify Your Team

    OK, I know I will get some static on this one. Pastors aren’t supposed to use any language that cannot be found on an old rerun of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”. If you give me a chance, I will explain my choice of title. It started …

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  • Password WS

    Team Hack #7: How to Make a Team Password System

    It seems like my life has a thousand passwords. Between bank pins and software passwords, how in the world can I keep them straight? What is worse, is that I work with people that put passwords on various accounts and computer software. How can we …

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  • Picasa Icon WS

    Team Hack #6: Free Software (2) Organizing Pictures

    I have a gazillion digital pictures. Each trip i ask my students to send me their pictures, so I get a trip times thirteen or fourteen = photo memory overload. Whether it is for a team project (producing a newsletter, webpage) or just a photo …

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  • Free Software Download WS

    Team Hack #5: Free Software on the Web! (1)

    There is an abundance of free software (shareware) out on the web. Some of it teams need to operate smoothly. In these hacks, I will try to survey some of it that I have found helpful. There are many blogs that do this well, but …

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  • Notepad WS

    Team Hack#4: Working Together on Notes and Documents

    Something remarkable is happening in the team working world. The software framework of our lives is shifting beneath our feet. Yes, Bill Gates is retiring from Microsoft operations, but something even more profound is shifting… More people are using “Team software” or collaboration software. What’s …

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