Teamwork: How to Develop High Performance Teams

Cohesive Teamwork and Team Building Skills are critical for success!

Teamwork is essential. You can do anything, but you CAN’T do everything! 

High performance teamwork

Being able to prioritize your time and energy as a manager will determine how successful your team will be. Team building skills are critical to become a leader. A crucial component of cohesive teamwork is YOU! And, YOU are important because your team members rely on you for direction. Are you crystal clear in all your communications? Your staff and colleagues are observing your every action. Are you setting a great example for them to follow? Follow me on twitter for daily motivation and inspiration.

Find what is most important to your team members. Then, find out why that is most important to them. It is this 2nd step that only the best leaders make the effort to learn. Learning this subconscious motivation will allow you as a team leader to talk in terms of each member on an individual basis. It is the little things you do that have the biggest impact on helping achieve peak performance teamwork.

To facilitate cohesive teamwork follow these tips:

  1. Gain buy-in and agree to an ongoing communication plan.
  2. Discuss TEAM values and goals
  3. Deal with conflict on a timely and fair basis

Dealing with conflict has the potential to be a growth opportunity for all parties. Just make sure to:

  1. Set clear expectations.
  2. Treat people how you want to be treated. (Dr. Phil)
  3. Holding people accountable.

Toastmasters is an organization that is ideally suited to provide you with the sandbox to practice your teamwork skills. Part of their leadership training focuses on team building exercises. You have the ability to become an expert in the field of team building. Invest the time to try new ideas and let me know about your progress in the comment section. See you at the top!

Mindset Matters. Develop a Winning Mindset. Why I write, speak and coach.

Helping aspiring leaders build a winning mindset to overcome career obstacles

My Purpose. Or Said another way, my WHY? I’ve mastered my winning mindset and you can too!

Many self-help gurus and motivational leaders start their presentations with a section on mindset and purpose. I’ve had a passion for being a mentor my entire life. From my childhood as a Boy Scout to my current role as SVP Finance, Chief Accounting Officer for a publicly traded company, I have been always prioritized helping others. Recently, I received amazing feedback from a local Judge on a presentation I gave to convicted felons that will soon re-enter the work force. My talk was on ‘How to overcome an imperfect resume!’


Over the past decade I’ve given hundreds of speeches and presentations throughout the world on leadership development, ethics, corporate governance and career skills. My audience has ranged from college and university students to Corporate Executives and Board of Directors of Major Global Organizations. My goal in 2017 is to expand my reach so my I can help more professionals develop a winning mindset to advance their careers. I will accomplish this by:

  • Launching a iTunes podcast called ‘Get Promoted Now’. Release date to in March 2017. Join my launch team to receive exclusive benefits.
Get Promoted itunes podcast - winning mindset

Get Promoted Now – New & Noteworthy


  • Launching a Book called ‘Aced. Superior Interviews to Land Your Dream Job!” Launch date is in April 2017. Are you interested in self publishing your next book? Is so, I recommend going this site.


TODAY matters. Your daily activities determine your success. Are your routines effective and making a positive impact on your mindset? Each day, I aim to inspire, challenge, and equip you with leadership insights I have obtained over the course of my career that are as timeless as they are true. I am excited to share these powerful messages with YOU. I encourage you to pass these on to others, and together we can intentionally enrich the world.


Don’t Sabotage Your Interview!

Interview Skills To Get Your Dream Job.

Land Your Dream Job

Imagine you’re in the reception area, waiting to interview for your dream job. Now you’ve spent so much time, energy, resources, preparing for this moment. How will you do? Will your interview skills shine? You may fall victim to the pitfalls, which will prevent you from achieving your sole goal of the interview, and that’s to land the offer. Let’s discuss a proven strategy to help you get out of your own way and help you land the job that you’ve dreamed of. I want to help you avoid the mistakes, ones that I’ve seen made over and over throughout the course of my career.

Interview Skills


Let’s get back to you. Your sitting there in the reception area. Think about it. When did you arrive in that reception area for that dream job? How long have you been there? Did you arrive the moment that your interview was to begin? Imagine that the interview starts at 9:30 am. Did you walk out of the elevator exactly at 9:30 or were you there a few minutes early? My first secret to success is one that I learned years ago in band camp, yes band camp.  My band director at the time shared with me a saying that I’ll always remember. It goes like this, “To be early is to be on time. To be on time is to be late.

Tip for interview skills success:

  • Demonstrate great behaviors of a future employee from the first point of contact in any interview.
  • You don’t want to make a bad first impression. Interviewers are making decisions on you and whether you are fit for the role and company in the first 90 seconds.
  • If you show up late, you’ve already failed. I will even go so far as to say if you show up late, your guaranteed not to receive a job offer.

Now I’ll share a personal story with you. I was hiring a team a few years back and there was a candidate who had a 9am interview.  I was waiting for the call from HR. Well 9:00 came around, 9:05, 9:10. I finally got the call from HR at 9:15 and in my mind, I already had a negative viewpoint of that individual that they were not dependable. If they didn’t respect my time, then how can I guarantee that when they’re working on my team, when I’m relying on them to meet the key deliverables that I’m responsible for? 

What about you? What steps will you take to increase your probability of landing your dream job? Please share your feedback below.