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What is the Ideal Team Player?

Ralph and Cindy share their experience of working with hundreds of corporate teams and offer their assessment of the mindset and behavior characteristics common to the best team players.

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The Five Essential Elements of a Great Team

Once you’ve determined a team is necessary, there are five essential elements that are vital to that team’s success. Cindy Masingill and Ralph Simone describe the five elements and why they’re critical to building a high-performing team.

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Teams-Where to Begin

We hear a lot about teams in business today. But do you really need a team? And if you do, who are the right players? Ralph Simone and Cindy Masingill offer valuable insights to guide you in making these critical decisions.

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Commitment

Is your team failing to deliver results? Could it be that they’re not as committed as you think they are or as you need them to be? Learn how to get true buy-in from your team.

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Building Trust

So you’ve decided that your team is not operating to its highest potential. Where do you start? It starts with trust.

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Stop the Meeting Madness

We’ll address the elephant in the room – we are overworked because we spend so much time stuck in ineffective or unneeded meetings. Learn how to stop the meeting madness.

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Building High Performing Teams Introduction

How do you turn what’s essentially just a group of people working together into an actual high performing team?

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The Boys in the Boat – A Book Review

The subtitle of this book – not a spoiler alert! – gives a good idea what it’s about and how it ends: “Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.” What you will find between the front and back cover are pages of powerful metaphors for building, leading, and inspiring…

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Do you trust?

From the first time we’re tossed in the air as a baby – and caught – to the first time our own babies are tossed in the air – and caught – we are learning about trust … the trust we have in others, and the trust others have in us. Beginning with that relationship…

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Why Team’s Don’t Work

It starts with the Declaration of Independence, moves to the Protestant work ethic, and is followed by Hoover’s “rugged individualism.” Let’s not forget class ranking, top sales reps, and all of the other things that focus on individual effort, achievement, and an overall emphasis on independence rather than interdependence. It helps me understand the statement…

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