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Electronic Newsletter                 Issue 2011-11


Nov. 2011



To help increase potential to produce results.



"Shirley is an excellent facilitator. When facilitating our team, her ability to remain impartial keeps everyone on track. Her ability to facilitate a productive meeting better utilizes everyone's time."

- Call Center Manager


"Shirley's energy and enthusiasm are excellent examples for the rest of us. I have seen many occasions when Shirley was able to get a group moving just because of the enthusiasm she showed on the topic at hand. That is very contagious." 

- Leadership Training Manager


"If I had to pick the people who have had the most impact on the support team, Shirley would be at the top of the list. Through Shirley's leadership, team was able to set goals, adopt an organizational structure, and prioritize a list of action items."

- PC Support/Service Representative


"There are very few team specialists and Shirley is one of the best. Her influence impacts all of the teams through her training material designs and alternative learning techniques."

- Team Training Manager


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Shirley Lee
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In a Group Processes and Work Teams survey done by Lawler, Mohrman & Ledford of Fortune 1000 companies over a 10-year period, it was discovered that the use of problem solving teams increased from 70% to 90%.  Also the use of self-managed teams in companies grew from only 27% to 78%.  

Do you think work teams are still useful in the companies where you work?  Answer in the POLL mentioned in the blog post after you follow Read More link from Timely Tip below.


My most popular on-line team-building article is "The Five Stages of Team Development".  Why do you think that is?  I think it may be because most people are familiar with the first 4 as defined by Tuckman’s teamwork theory:  Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.  However most do not realize that as he studied teams, he found many teams begin to slump sometime after the performing stage.  This may be because they became complacent about their success, got too far away from the learning gained at the beginning, or no longer felt as valuable to the compnay as in an earlier stage.  Tuckman called this phase Transforming for continuing teams and Adjourning for teams that needed to be discontinued.  I also like Quick’s term for stage 5 – Assimilating or Reforming.

Either way, the primary emphasize from the experts for phase 5 is to show thanks to the disbanding team via a celebration or to use recognition to rejuvenate and motivate the continuous work team.

Read More online plus article links ... 



Blog Posts

- Buying Business Books as Recognition Gifts

- Use Activities to Build High Performing Teams

- Starting a Virtual Team with the Right Membership

- Team Decision Making

- Teambuilding events must be worth the business investment

- Leadership in Stages of Team Development

- What is the right size for a team?


On-line Articles

- The 5 P’s of Team Design and Development for Managers  

- 10 Book Options to Use For Business Gifts

- The 3 R's in Forming Teams  

- Giving a Business Client a Gift Basket From the Company  

- 6 Requirements of Effective Team Membership 


Free Forms

- Team Evaluation


NEW BLOG - - - - -

- Organize This with Style! (has gift ideas if on a budget)


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead




and New Year Gift Ideas for  Employees, Teams, and Customers:





A Meeting Wizard's Approach


A no-nonsense and much-needed guide to planning and conducting meetings so that they are as productive, effectual, and smoothly run as possible. 

RARA Print Version

Electronic Version





Steps in

Time Management

ISBN# 1-4196-5367-9


This is a must-have

guide for personal

time management

in the 21st century.

TAPP Print Version

Electronic Version




Do you need a Meeting Facilitator or Team Training


Click cover above to order Paperback Book or below for

RARA A Meeting Wizard's Approach Kindle e-Book

Click cover above to order Paperback Book or below for

TAPP Steps in Time Mgmt Kindle e-book

OPIE Project Planning and Implementation for Team - Only available as Kindle e-book on Amazon

Team Building Primer: A Start-up Guide for Developing Effective Teams, Committees, and Other Groups

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