February/March 2016

A fresh resource for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. Providing you with inspiration, guidance and great ideas.

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February | March 2016 | Ignitemag.ca | 3 just sayin' Team Spirit During the Toronto Blue Jays' playoff run last fall, pitcher R.A. Dickey, after getting pulled from the mound in the second inning, quoted Harry S. Truman: "It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit." It's that kind of "greater good" philosophy that typifies successful teams, both in sports and in business. But great teams don't just happen. In fact, there are tons of books and websites dedicated to how to build a successful business team. And virtually every one emphasizes the importance of communicating and celebrating success. If you think about it, the corporate meetings and incentive industry Debbie van der Beek Co-Publisher debbie@ignitemag.ca Richard Elliott Co-Publisher richard@ignitemag.ca is all about building extraordinary teams: getting them together face to face, helping them define their goals, acknowledging accomplishments and cementing bonds. It's worth noting that event planners are team players too, working with multiple stakeholders to run successful programs. But with all the energy you spend supporting other peoples' teams, you may not always take the time to nurture and acknowledge your own. So, taking a bit of our advice, here's a tip of the cap to our Ignite team, pictured hereā€”all of whom are capable of knocking it out of the park! From left: Angela Kryhul, Sandra Eagle, Tricia Vieira, Laura Bickle, Debbie van der Beek, Jennifer Newby, Rose Filice, Vicki Zeppa, Richard Elliott and Melaya Horsten

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