Great Teams on Purpose

Be a Leader, Not a Guard

I once worked for a manager who spent a lot of time “protecting” my colleagues and me instead of leading us. This manager worked for a leadership team who would not provide essential information, like budgets, in a timely manner. So our manager spent a lot of time meeting with us, saying a bunch of catchphrases, making empty promises, and guarding us from the leadership team. Our morale was low, our performance was weak, and we couldn’t figure out what to do with our days. read the full post
Be a Leader, Not a Guard

10 Things to Remember About Your Team Under Pressure

My supervisor came to me in a panic one day because a project waiting in the wings suddenly became top priority. I was instructed to drop everything, redirect everybody and all resources to this project, and be prepared to work ridiculous hours for the next couple of weeks. I said, "I can do that, but... read the full post
10 Things to Remember About Your Team Under Pressure

Fine doesn’t mean “fine”

One of the most common preferences I’ve come to see in my years of working with business teams is describing a team with the word, “fine.” I have some bad news: when you say the word, “fine,” it doesn’t mean what you think it does. read the full post
Fine doesn’t mean “fine”

Jumpstart Your Business!

NEW group coaching program for business owners and entrepreneurs begins the week of October 29, 2018. If you have been in business for about 2 years or less, if you are trying to grow a side hustle, or if you have an idea and a dream but have not yet really launched publicly, this could be for you! read the full post
Jumpstart Your Business!

Your workplace is creating communication struggles

Part 1 of a 3-part series. One of the most common complaints I hear from team members (and some leaders!) is, “I’m not really allowed to ask for more details on this. Right?” This kind of common communication struggle is probably not your fault to begin with, but it is a problem YOU can fix. read the full post
Your workplace is creating communication struggles

J. Kay Coughlin, CEO & Chief Facilitator

After completing work with Facilitator on Fire, on our own we’ve been able to address and create solutions to strategy and organizational problems we had previously been unable to resolve. Claude Davis

Whitehall Campus Pastor, newlife church

Our Facilitator on Fire Team Workshop was different from a typical corporate retreat. It was more fun, more laid back, eaiser to be honest. Emily Robinson,

manager and volunteer board member, Olentangy Education Foundation