Secrets of an Effective Team

Hello Team: Have you ever been involved, either in your own family, sports team, school, or work, where people where happy, creative and just excited about the life they where living? That sort of environment is so healthy, increases productivity, and a sense of well being amongst the team members.

What are the benefits of a positive Team?

Studies have shown, that if the group is positive and happy, they perform better. They come to work with the expectation, what they do matters. They like to come to the task, because they know that alone they are nothing but together they are strong. The team is cohesive, productive, and overcome challenges together based on their core values of T.E A.M; which stands for, Together Everyone Achieves More.

Positivity is an essential ingredient for success!

How do you have a positive team?

Teams often become positive because they have a positive leader, and if you are that Leader, then you must do an attitude check often. If you want a positive and happy team then you need to get yourself there first. Once you are positive, encouraging, and focused then you can infect others with the same. You cannot give what you don’t have.

How does the leader get positive?

Below are 4 steps:

  1. Take it one step at a time. A good way to look at your self-development is, you being a diamond in the rough. It takes a lot of heat and pressure to bring about the diamond. Consider the self development program as your Master Diamond cutter who is bringing out the best you that you can be, to achieve and lead the most effective way.


  1. Write down your goals. Studies have shown that people who write down their goals have a 95% better chance of achieving their goals. So by writing them down you are setting into motion, the achievement of your desires. Pretty cool isn’t it!


  1. Everyday review and say out loud your goals. By speaking it out your brain is hearing where you are going. It’s as though you are getting on a bus and the bus driver asks you where you are going and you say, “I am going here”. The bus driver (your mind) drives you there. I promise you, we will talk more about this topic in later posts.


  1. Encourage someone.

Decide everyday that you will encourage someone on your team. How you say? You can begin by saying something positive to them. An example is:

When your child comes home from school let them know how happy you are to see them and give them a big hug.

When you see one of your team members, first thing let them know that you really appreciate them and the work they do for your organization.

When your husband or wife comes in the door, let them know how handsome or beautiful they look, or that you really appreciate the hard work they put in to support the family.

Let me know what experiences you have had with a positive leader and how that has helped you.

Your friend, Dr. Isabel M.D.


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