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The HOT Plan™: Setting up Targets

A target is similar to a goal, but includes a benchmark. It isn’t set up on the fly, and you won’t hit a target by accident. No, not by a long shot.  Specific accomplishments must be achieved to hit the

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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™: Team meetings and the school cafeteria

Everyone loves to hate meetings. Like school cafeteria food, meetings often serve up bland fare that deserves all the complaints that follow. But teams can’t work without meetings. Meetings are, in fact, a major key to team success. This is

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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™: The surprising key to great team leaders

A boss, a captain, a coach or a taskmaster? Which word best describes the team leaders you are looking for? Getting people to work together isn’t easy, and leadership often goes to the person with the most machismo, the one

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The HOT Plan™: Teams and the well-rounded life

Being well-rounded has a positive ring to it. If your aim is to give 100% at work, yet still make time for yourself, your family and friends, volunteer, and your spiritual life, kudos to you! You are probably well on

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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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The HOT Plan™: Whatever happened to the worker bee?

Whatever happened to the worker bee? A couple of decades ago, the worker bee employee was a prized commodity. Compliant and dedicated to the company, the worker bee knew his place and did his job. Worker bees were rewarded with job

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The HOT Plan™: Respect individuals but work in teams

What is The HOT Plan™? The HOT Plan™ is a proven system for getting things done in your business or organization. The system sets the stage for great workplace culture and provides a proven framework for success.  The plan respects

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Free rocket fuel for your best year ever

Ever wonder who first coined the phrase Knowledge is Power? This oft quoted phrase was first written, near as I can tell, by British philosopher Sir Francis Bacon in 1597. The first version of this saying went something like this:

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