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Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Developing Teamwork Using The Philosophy Of Phil Jackson

On a recent episode of “Bones” Dr. Temperance Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, became intrigued by a book from Phil Jackson that outlined his management philosophy and style. As a result she pulled her team of interns together to work on an unsolved, cold-case murder. This murder occurred over 10 years ago and it seemed an impossible task to solve it now. Using the legendary basketball coach’s philosophy she challenged her team to take a look at solving the mystery through fresh eyes. This caused the interns to come together as a team, put aside egos and solve the mystery proving to them that when they pulled together as a team they could accomplish the impossible. An excellent object lesson for all of us trying to develop strong teams.

That’s When The Light Bulb Went Off

This started me thinking about teamwork and how it can energize an organization or doom it to repeated failure. Can we as business owners and leaders learn anything from a basketball coach? As organizational development consultants we at Intesi! Resources are always helping our customers tackle the issue of building, fostering and sustaining effective teamwork. We, as consultants, are always looking for knowledge and inspiration. How about you? Continue reading

Key Quality Characteristics Of An Effective Business Leader

Having great leadership abilities is very important in business but what specific qualities do you need to be an effective leader?  We’ll examine the qualities that help to inspire and motivate everyone that works with you. It doesn’t matter if you are presently struggling with leadership skills, anyone can develop the ability and become an excellent leader.

Leading By Example Is the Key

A great leader is actually someone who can lead by example.  It’s important that you commit yourself to a purpose before you can get others to follow you.  The first thing that should happen is you have to know the subject matter or required skills very well.  With your specific knowledge of the job, you can help to assist and motivate your fellow team members to get optimum results.  Don’t be somebody who simply hands off responsibility to others without any involvement or guidance.  You will not have to know every last detail but you should have enough understanding to guide your team to a successful conclusion.

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