Category Archives: Teamwork

Why Do We Resist the Process of Life?

Resistance. A very common automatic response to what doesn’t “feel good.” It shows up in all areas of our life on a daily basis. Relationships, occupations, driving on the road, standing in line, our general interactions with people, etc. You name it. It is there at some point. When Jim asked me to write another […]

Is Micromanaging Really Effective?

A micromanager essentially needs to over supervisor a project or situation.  Basically, they need to stay in control of a situation. A frequent cause to micromanage is the person’s perception or fear that they lack the competence and creativity capability for their position in the overall structure of the company. But why? Is it their […]

Respecting Others

There are many forms of respect such as respect for your parents, country, teacher, etc. However, for the purpose of this blog post, I am referring to respect in the workplace. Lately, I have heard and seen the lack of respect for others. It even becomes more apparent of people that have others working for […]

Understanding Personalities

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To be an effective leader, I discovered that you need a basic understanding of personalities. I’m not inferring that you need to thoroughly know all the personalities types. But you should recognize the four basic types. As a leader, this will allow you to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of your team. Furthermore, I […]

Newspaper Teamwork

Providing Direction My first experience in a newspaper teamwork setting as a full-time photo-journalist was at the White Mountain Independent in Show Low, Arizona. It didn’t feel like I was joining a team when first starting out. My duties were not well defined, and the publisher was not forthcoming with any useful guidance. Once must […]

Managing Across Language Barriers

Whenever I have lead a team or a project, I’ve always valued and tried to practice good communication.  I believe that a team with good communication sets themselves up for success, regardless of the task.  But what happens when not everyone speaks the same language?  So far in my young career I’ve had the privilege […]

Supervision Is Not Leadership 

Do you know the difference between supervision and leadership? One has to understand that supervision is not leadership. Leadership is a gift an individual has. On the other hand, supervision is a management style that can be learned. Supervision is easily defined as it is the act of delegating and monitoring to ensure a task […]

You Are As Good As Your Team

Do you think the leader makes the team or does the team make the leader? Wow, isn’t that an interesting question? I’m sure there are people that believe the leader gathers the crew because he/she selects the members. And that could be an accurate response. Then there are those that support the idea that the […]

Unite a Team

I believe sports easily displays team concepts because it shows a group of people working together for a common goal. But how do you unite a team? One of my favorite movies is “Remember the Titans”. There was a lot of controversy when the football players first goes to training camp as there was actually […]

Creating an Event Team With Confidence

The Academy Awards best picture in 1974 was “The Sting.” Set mostly in Chicago in September of 1936, it is the story of two con artists who organize a diverse band of their associates in a complicated confidence trick to seek revenge on a powerful organized crime boss. They quickly gathered the needed people, created […]