Tag Archives: Collaboration

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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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 Deep Team Building?

You attended a “team building” a couple of months ago.  It was a wonderful experience and moral was improved however, the team is distant, not entirely meshing, the deadlines seem to slip, they run into conflict and take too much … Continue reading

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5 Steps to More Productive Meetings … The Ground Rules

Every group has implied ground rules. Ask people about the “way they do business around here.” Often these  loosely developed habits have a tendency to create mundane, ineffective meetings that do not achieve their goals. How do I know this?  … Continue reading

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What are the possibilities for your department, company, or community?

We offer business development to utilize the resources at your control to create a vibrant, profitable future. The process starts by communicating what matters most; vision, mission and goals. What is the vision for your… team? company? meetings? strategic plan? … Continue reading

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Reflective Practice

Why is reflection valuable? If done effectively it is a process to achieve individual and organizational learning. When you learn in groups your organization is more likely to increase the enabling factors and decrease the disabling factors of success. What … Continue reading

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Leadership

The traditional leader in the American culture is at the top of the hierarchical structure. (Stewart & Bennett, 1991) This limits the leadership opportunities to only a select few individuals.   Swartz (2002) and Block (2008) question the consequences  the traditional … Continue reading

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Social Justice

Adam Smith, the father of capitalism, believed all humanity shares a number of deeply rooted moral sentiments. Other social virtues are optional, except for the “remarkable distinction” of the observation of justice by individuals (Lappé & Perkins, 2004). I propose … Continue reading

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Diversity

“It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.” Dee W. Hock, founder of Visa Diversity is what … Continue reading

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