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Leadership Skills: How to Go Fast in Teams by Starting Slow

A while ago, I had the honor of supporting several work groups engaged in mission-critical, exciting projects. In each case, as part of preparing for these encounters, people inside the organizations told me something like this: “The people in this group have huge performance pressures and will want to get right into the issues. They […]

 

FAQs on Teams and Leadership – Part 5

I have been researching and applying responsible leadership, teamwork, and change for 26 years all over the world, and I often get asked the same questions. This is the fifth post of a 5-part series in which I address the most basic, and the more involved, questions I’m frequently asked about teams, teamwork, and leadership. […]

 

FAQs on Teams and Leadership – Part 3

I have been researching and applying responsible leadership, teamwork, and change for 26 years all over the world, and I often get asked the same questions. This is the third post of a 5-part series in which I address the most basic, and the more involved, questions that I’m frequently asked about teams, teamwork, and […]

 

Leadership Skills: How To Know If Your Team Is Built

How Do You Know if Your Team is Built? I can tell from a distance if a team is built, and you can too — if you understand what “built” means. Stand back, so you can observe the team as a whole. Then ask yourself these two questions:

 

Facilitating Fast Team Building and Consensus

Christopher Avery: Tips on how to facilitating fast team building and consensus.

 

Teamwork: Faith in People is a Fundamental Element

Faith that teamwork can emerge in a group is fundamental to successful team building. This essential element of team building can be put into practice in your team. More often than not, a group of people who clearly share responsibility for a task will successfully self-organize and accomplish that task, usually quite well and with […]

 

5 Easy Steps That Will Make Any Team Better

The first significant hurdle for any project team effort is to establish clarity around the purpose of the project. No project can be successful without clarity of mission. Properly orienting a new project team ensures that the team starts off on the right foot. Use of the Team Orientation Process™ I devised provides a means […]

 

Successful Teamwork Results From Clear and Elevating Goals – Part 2

This is the second part of my 2-part series about how clear and elevating goals help with teamwork. By “clear” I mean no measurements are needed to know that the goal is reached, and by “elevating” I mean the goal is bold and inspiring. Last week’s post (Part 1) covered the first three points that […]

 

What is Team Building Anyway?

The Chief Happiness Officer writes about The top 5 reasons why most team building events are a waste of time. He says they are overly competitive, often demeaning, and don’t so much build team as build aggression (my word). No kidding. Here’s a few related views based on my experience studying team development—so I could […]

 

Swedes and Responsibility for Teamwork

I just finished teaching Knowledge Team Leadership to a very appreciative audience from Stockholm and Gothenburg. Here’s a picture of the class doing a final flip chart review—an exercise where student becomes teacher and reviews all of the material from the course with a partner in about 10 minutes. In this case it was very […]

 
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