Goal Setting and achieving goals is impossible in an environment where the goal changes, moves as you make progress, you have little to no control over other people, who are required, to achieve the goal external forces (government regulations, laws) that change their focus are an intricate partner in controlling the goals or in completing … Continued
“One of the best ways to improve the quality of teamwork, the researchers found, was to incorporate active involvement into team-building exercises. For organizations, this means that interventions that utilize interactivity and active learning are likely to be more effective than lectures or other forms of passive instruction.” – How To Build A Better Team? … Continued
Presentation slides from a team building session I facilitated with six nonprofit leadership teams. The objectives were to develop a team-based process to maintain the gains in infrastructure and team development, plus value propositions using data.
Your best project manager comes to you to help with personality clashes. They share how strong personalities are getting in the way of work, and asks for your advice on how to fix this dysfunctional team. Rather than asking why – which will move the work onto your plate – ask a series of ‘how’ coaching questions.
10 favorite organization development, leadership development, and team development blog post of 2016.
The ‘5 Whys’ can be useful. Identifying the possible root cause can get things started…the next logical step to create a solutions bank.
I have found that it is easier and people on the team move with greater enthusiasm and collaboration when you ‘Start With What’ and determine the solution in the first step.
In class discussions, coaching teams and feedback teams the leaders challenged each other and themselves to put their leadership differences to work in a way that matters to others and themselves.
The goal of team building is to develop a method that will reduce the dysfunctional interaction and allow future problems to be ameliorated before a team breakdown occurs.
What team problems would an outsider miss, and be more readily observable to insiders – people on the team?
For the 7th year in a row, Mike had the pleasure of supporting the Simon School of Business Executive MBA students.