Leadership Coaching: Learning How To Manage Well Is Important For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Ben Horowitz shares which entrepreneurial skills truly matter, and why learning to manage well may be the most critical skill of all.

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We agree. We would add that learning to manage well with a clearly defined culture also matters because management becomes much easier for leaders. We also know that culture becomes increasingly important once 20 employees are hired. Without it,… Continue reading

Launching Strong Team Relationships

Do you believe in the existence of a collective team spirit?  I do.

In fact, I developed a mathematical formula to describe it in my contribution to New Leader’s Press, Working Together. I call it the third culture.

I will put the formula at the end of this post for you to see.

Rugged individualism in our modern society has led to the loss… Continue reading

Levergaging Strengths For High Performance Teams

Do you know your strengths? These are things you are capable of doing that are as easy as breathing.

For example, I love to partner with people who can pluck a misspelling or punctuation error out of a newspaper with real pizazz. Every book editor I have had has told me that I am so easy to work with.  Why not?  It is… Continue reading

Four Tips To Build Business Success Through Team Work


Business success – how do you define it? Profits, bottom lines, market share, company size? Maybe not.

Welcome, I’m Dianne Crampton founder of TIGERS Success Series and author of TIGERS Among Us – Winning Business Team Cultures and Why they Thrive.

Recent studies show that business success is all about an employee friendly work culture. Companies that encourage teamwork and employee-friendly work cultures see… Continue reading

4 Ways To Improve Team Interdependence

Interdependence is the TIGERS principle that promotes cooperation and collaboration on teams.

A team with high interdependence experiences skill and information sharing and mutual support to achieve common goals and this creates synergy.

There are four ways to improve interdependence on your team.

  1. Make sure everyone understands the common goal, why it is important and how it will be achieved cooperatively.
  2. Have each team member… Continue reading

Success Principles – Practice and Failure Lead To Success

There is a lot of effort put into becoming successful … be it a new task, new skill or a new invention.  Failure is often required before getting something correct. Wasn’t it Edison who racked up 10,000 failures before the light went on?

This video is a good example of perseverance in the face of failure.

Feel free to share it your staff and… Continue reading

How To Instill Company Values

This is a post we picked up on Inc. Magazine’s site to share with you.

This video is short, informative and something that is valuable for both business leaders as well as the coaches and consultants in our tribe.


The Science of Persuasion


There are 6 short cuts to building persuasion that influence decision making. These are:

1. Reciprocity

2. Scarcity

3. Authority

4. Consistence

5. Liking

6. Consensus

Each of these six short cuts are broken down in good detail in a fun and engaging way.

More information is available in the book: The Science of Persuasion

Team Building Activities That Improve Team Trust

FREE PDF Report and Monthly Newsletter with the Trust results of 2834 Senior HR Responses To Our Survey “Is Team Building A Waste of Time?”  Download your  FREE PDF with this link.




One of the most damaging conditions to the health of teams is low trust.

The signs are:

  • sluggish engagement,
  • collaboration doesn’t gel,
  • Being at work feels painful.

We… Continue reading

6 Steps To Successful Delegation


Roles, goals and relationships are three functions that make up the team development golden triangle. When it comes to good delegation, these three functions must be taken into consideration.

This short video offers a process that maintains good relationships through empowering others to succeed.  It defines success in clear terms and assures that tasks are completed without a hitch.


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