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The HOT Plan™: Supervisors as Coaches

Every team needs a coach and work teams are no exception. In the HOT Plan, supervisors are the coaches of their teams. According to legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, teams who win like champions require more than talent. “The

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The HOT Plan™: Elephant, anyone?

General Creighton Abrams began his distinguished military career in World War II, continued as a General and commander in Vietnam, and eventually became Chief of Staff for the United States Army.  Abrams’ exceptional ability was recognized early by General George S. Patton.

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The HOT Plan™: Sustaining High-Functioning Teams

If high-functioning teams are the engine of business success, what does it take to turbocharge the engine? Rewards, recognition, integration and support, say authors Glenn Parker, Jerry McAdams and David Zielinski in their book Rewarding Teams: Lessons from the Trenches.

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The HOT Plan™: When to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em.

Is there ever a good time to disband a team? About once a year, Pitsco’s executive team, Tribal Council, evaluates our company teams to see what is working, what is not, which teams should continue and which should be dissolved.

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The HOT Plan™: Who’s on first?

Who’s on first? What’s on second? And I Don’t Know is on third … How do you pick the best members for your HOT teams? Abbot and Costello’s classic baseball comedy routine, “Who’s On First?” never gets old. Abbot warns

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Office 2016: Not your Grandpa’s workplace

Culture is king in the 2016 workplace as millennials become the majority of workers in the U.S. and abroad. As of May 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that Millennials (those born after 1980) became the largest group of workers

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HOT Tips for Success: #5. Teams shift success in high gear

A well-assembled team is like a precision lens: it magnifies the strengths of its individual members. In short, there’s a sort of magic to teams. Because teams bring together people with different skills from across the organization, they have the diversity

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