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In business we (all) are part of a team. Education is business. Government is business. Non profit initiatives are business. Franchising is business.

In business, the difference in a teamís performance, high performing and reaching extraordinary success lies in establishing mission-oriented goals and concentrated action towards those goals.

Reaching a consensus can be exhausting yet mandatory. With execution at the core, letís quickly cover three steps to becoming part of a better team.


1. Develop several reference points that indicate solid execution. Che Brown (Partners Learning) calls this your baseline or where you are right now. As part of a team, the reference points reflect the minimums required by everyone. No exceptions as 8am means 8am.
2. Maintain unification and a continuous degree of competence. The moment a teammate strays, does not know about or how to in a situation, coaching, training or both should be scheduled. Does not need to be formal a quick one on one will do.
3. Internal recognition is required - securing external recognition is fun. Expose your team to the community, spearhead an event, do something that gains the public eye. Do something other than sponsoring another Happy Hour.

Naturally, none of this matters if you are hiring the wrong talent. And most certainly doesn't apply if you can't secure or get past the interview. How do I know? I've been doing this - on my own - for more than 15 years.

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article submitted by Torin Ellis of Rip The Resume (riptheresume.com) an experienced human capital entrepreneur, career coach, recruiter and diversity marketing professional.
Posted By: torin ellis
Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 7:27PM
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This is a great piece!!! Keep more like it coming please. This is how we as African Americans need to think so that we can become the owners of the businesses that we love.
Thursday, May 20th 2010 at 6:36PM
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