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Your Team’s Goal – Three Word Phrase

One of my favorite activities to assess group dynamics, while establishing group goals and experiencing a collaborative process, is Three-Word-Phrase. At the North West Challenge Course Network (NWCCN) conference I asked participants to describe themselves and their fellow participants.  The … Continue reading

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Recreational to Developmental Team Building

This article covers … Difference between morale events and developmental team building Leveraging trust Using a shared experience to facilitate learning Taking advantage of a break-through to shift paradigms Difference between facilitation and training The Adventura Way Adventura Consulting is … Continue reading

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The Art of Powerful Questions

After all my work, it still come back to the powerful questions. Leaders who ask powerful questions foster breakthrough thinking. What would it look like, for leaders in your organization, to foster breakthrough thinking? Who Question Outcome Watson and Crick … Continue reading

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Debate and Dialog

Debate is a conversation stuck current reality. Debate may lead to civilized conversation. However, it will not do much more then tweak the issues or system. Dialog is the envisioning of a reality that has not yet begun. It is … Continue reading

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When I say (or think) “I do not trust him?” What does that mean?

The authors of Group Genius, Extraordinary Groups,and Paradoxes of Group Life consider trust one of the most important conditions of high performance teams. But what does trust really mean? When I say (or think) “I do not trust him?” What … Continue reading

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What Leaders need to know about themselves?

Self awareness was sited as the most significant capacity for developing leaders. With that in mind, should you go to psychotherapy? Should you read psychology and self-help books? Should you join a covenant group? Sure, that would help but that … Continue reading

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People buy from people they trust.

If you are like me, referrals are a ripe source of new prospects.  The best way to gain referrals is by building trusting relationships with your existing customers, colleagues, and coworkers. Trust is how safety is created out of fear. … Continue reading

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Leading High Performing Teams

“60% of executives listed lack of collaboration as one of their top leadership challenges.” American Management Association The high performing team surpasses the benefits associated with collaboration.  This article will touch upon… What is a high performing team? What are … Continue reading

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What is the facilitator cooking?

The other day, my cousin called me on Skype, she talked about her new job as a pastry chef in some upper-scale bakery in Vancouver, BC. Because her training was more focused on cooking, it was initially hard for her … Continue reading

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Do you have an Immunity to Change?

While individuals and organizations might be committed to a certain change, what is preventing them from changing is their competing commitment(s.) Our Immunity Mapping guide will assist you in identify your competing commitments, dig deeper and find the underlying assumptions … Continue reading

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