Building a 212 Degree Team

Water. By itself, it’s inorganic, tasteless, odorless and colorless (most of the time anyway). It has no calories. There are no nutrients. However, all forms of life need it to survive. Water on its own is important. But, do you know what happens at 212 degrees Fahrenheit? It boils. And when it boils, it createsContinue reading “Building a 212 Degree Team”

What “Invisible Hand” Impacts Your Team?

I’m a bicyclist. I’ve been cycling consistently for almost 15 years and participated in a number of rides and races. It’s relaxing and depending on where you go, can see some unique sites. I also live in Fargo, North Dakota, where after a 25 mile bike ride, my Garmin says I had 12 feet ofContinue reading “What “Invisible Hand” Impacts Your Team?”

Tips for Managing a Creative Team

“Well, that conversation didn’t go as planned!” This is something I’ve said to myself a few times in my career when working with creative teams and team members (including very recently, working with a website & marketing team). Though I make it a point to customize my communication style to the person or audience, IContinue reading “Tips for Managing a Creative Team”

If You’re Wrong, Your Team Will Let You Know

I have a baseball analogy I’ve used for a number of years. Being a Minnesota Twins fan since I can remember, there are a handful of players I’ve enjoyed watching. Joe Mauer, the slugging left-handed catcher and first baseman, had a lifetime batting average of .306. In baseball terms, is very good. What does thatContinue reading “If You’re Wrong, Your Team Will Let You Know”

How to Continue Loving (or at least liking) Your Job as WFH Continues

Sick of hearing about COVID? Yeah, me too. But unfortunately, it continues to consume our lives daily with increased cases and “doom and gloom” news articles. If you’re working from home now, chances are you will be for awhile. I talk to a number of team members, both those who love working from home (myselfContinue reading “How to Continue Loving (or at least liking) Your Job as WFH Continues”