Teams, Teamwork and Teambuilding

Team is a group of people brought together to accomplish a common purpose

Wikipedia describes Teamwork as “work done by several associates with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole”

Teambuilding improves performance of Teams by enhancing Teamwork.

Wikipedia describes “The overall goals of team building are to increase the teams understanding of team dynamics and improve how the team works together. Unlike working as a group, working as a team incorporates group accountability rather than individual accountability and results in a collective work product.Team building encourages the team approach to working on a project.”

Being part of a Team has many benefits, just two of which is the camaraderie and the amount of fun you can have. Here is a funny video to help you enjoy the Team experience.

Since we are closing in on the end of March Madness and coming down to the Final Four, I thought I would share a few good basketball coaches (as well as football, corporate, and Life Coaches) with not only some amazing teams and records but also some sound advice for you and I to build our own Teams whether in sports, business or right at home.

A few resources to help you build your Teams can be found in the LIFE business. Here are just a few books to help you develop your teams; Team Begins at Home, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, Good To Great, Leading with the Heart, Success is a Choice.

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Life Profile – Adam & Lisa McGahee

Adam McGahee Keynote Speaker at Kings College (read the article)

One of the great privileges you have when you work with emerging leaders is to see them grow. Adam McGahee is one of those leaders.  You tend to find that people as they grow model themselves after others as we all do, but leaders do so carefully. They are careful who they choose to model their lives after. One example of a leader worth modeling was the great Martin Luther King. It is not unusual for other aspiring leaders to choose him as a leader to model. In the process they themselves become figures whom others want to emulate.  Adam McGahee is such a man, a former member of the U.S. Army once stationed in Germany and fluent in German, a Pastor, and musician, Adam is creating a legacy worth following. Adam McGahee has a son, Adam currently a college student at Kings College. Young Adam while in high school competed on the debate team at the college level and was quite successful.  Adam Sr. who is the cousin of Willis McGahee of the Denver Bronco’s has another son Isaiah who is a young aspiring football player who is very competitive and always positive in his speech.

Of course they say that behind every successful man is a strong and supportive wife and that is definitely the case of Lisa McGahee. Lisa herself an accomplished speaker and active in the ministry has created a home environment that nurtures.Their home is warm and one cannot feel anything but welcome. And you can tell the leadership of the parents by the behavior of their children and the respect they show their parents. These sons of Adam and Lisa are two of the most polite young men I have ever met. What a foundation for a legacy.

Adam and Lisa McGahee along with their eldest son – LIFE Members