New Age Team Building

Innovative tools for replacing tired pep-talks and unproductive “tough love” with positive sustained energy.  How to put above average habits to work every day and turn adversity into success.

Sometimes the most talented individuals don’t always win it all.

It’s the conundrum of creating talented teams of people always looking for that one missing link that unlocks all the talent and desire.

You see it in sports all the time.  Sometimes average teams accidently learn how to put above average habits to work – everyday.  But fate isn’t good enough.

The next generation is coming of age – 80 million strong with talent that surpasses even the greats that came before them.

Mental toughness is the missing link.

Pep talks don’t have the same impact anymore.

Tough love backfires almost every time with them.

This generation responds to authenticity, fairness, giving back, helping others and most importantly, finding new ways to build confidence that can be called upon every day and in every situation.

I do training sessions for teams of people looking to inspire greatness and win cooperation from team members.

Here is what you get:

  • How to turn adversity into success.  Not only that, make team members crave adversity – that’s right, crave it – because they will have tools to turn adversity into success.
  • The fastest way out of a slump.  The best sports players regularly fight off slumps.  When they’re scoring, they’re flying high.  When they’re slumping, they bear down too hard extending their scoreless streak.  Try the approach I am going to reveal where IOUs in good times are applied to winless streaks.
  • The biggest motivator ever.  Ted Williams batted .406; the last time a major league ballplayer hit over .400.  But he refused his manager’s offer to sit out the last game of the season to insure that his batting average wouldn’t sink below .400.  What could he have been thinking?  Your team members will learn that even the greatest, as in Williams’ case, failed 60% of the time in his best season ever.  Now you can instill in your team members the one and only thing in which they will from now on bat 1.000.
  • What keeps team members happy and focused.  It’s not money, not even ego.  Know this and everyone plays together in harmony in pursuit of common goals.
  • How to handle criticism.  Face it, no one likes to be criticized, but it happens everyday.  Forget constructive criticism, the next generation doesn’t like it.  Your managers will turn criticism into positive energy with this one new tool.
  • Nipping disappointment in the bud.  It’s a career killer.  The secret is to learn to keep expectations low and motivation at a record high.
  • How to resolve disputes between team members.  Worse case scenario: they keep disputes to themselves.  But this approach offers the best path to communicating potential problems before they infect the entire team.
  • How to win it all.  No need to let jitters prevent sustained success.  The solution, as winners know, is taking it one day at a time.  But what they may not know is what critical thing to do before each day.
  • Think positively.  Confidence can be as fleeting as a hot streak.  That’s why the best sports teams like to have some seasoned individuals in the locker room who know how to lead.  Teach this and you build confidence:  the competition is trying to beat you, don’t you help them.
  • Play as a team of individuals.  The next generation of talent wants to play hard for a team but they want to maintain their individuality.  How to redefine team play to compete today.
  • How to rally when you’re down.  In hockey it’s a fight or a lucky goal that can change momentum.  But as you will learn, there are even more ways – in fact, many ways, to comeback strong.  Phil Mickelson lost a heartbreaker at Augusta in 2013, a golf major he should have won.  He was devastated.  Then he came back weeks later and won the British Open, a title that evaded him 6 times previously.  How would you like your team members to have what Phil Mickelson’s having?
  • Turn losses into positive energy.   Remember there’s a reason winning streaks come to an end, team members often never achieve that level of success for the rest of the term.  You can’t win everything – and don’t need to – if you know this.
  • Dealing with unfairness in life.  In sports, we blame the refs, or an injury or sitting on the bench.  This is the easiest problem to deal with when you teach your talent a specific system for overcoming things that go wrong.
  • “Play a full 60 minutes”.  If talent could only consistently do what they do best all the time instead of having lapses of brilliance or effort, imagine how much better the end result would be.  Now, you can train individuals into giving 100% all the time.  And pep talks or threats won’t do it.  Give them a plan.
  • Prepare every day for “the playoffs”.  Nothing is worse than doing something well, that doesn’t need to be done at all.  The trick is to get everyone to buy into doing only the essential things consistently well.  Now it’s not only possible, it’s guaranteed.

This training is available in customized daylong sessions, ongoing and continuing refreshers or whatever works best for your team of people.

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