Should team members be friends?

Friendship on teams happens by making myself an effective team member, one who is dedicated to being a team member as opposed to making myself desirable for membership within the team.

Diverse Perspectives Create a Richer Leadership Dialog

The Leadership Dialogue this morning was exceptional! Your facilitation of the process and the group dynamics were spot on given the diversity of the group. I am so pleased with the results and I wanted to express my gratitude for your attentiveness. The feedback has been wonderful! – Francisco Vasquez – President / CEO – Child & Family Services

Strategic Planning Agenda

Strategic planning workshop. Following the strategic planning meeting there was 4 follow-up meetings to refine the plan and document action steps.

How much attention is paid to the small things?

This week I have been thinking about the small things. The daily interactions and conversations, the passing glances and phrases, the conversations and reactions in meetings.

Please share an example?

Asking for an example is a quick way to move through confused or ambiguous or defensive talk.

Perhaps Your Manager is a Psychopath

Perhaps it is my journey to understand what makes people do what they do, and why people at work on teams, managing others, taking direction from others, or just being together can be pulled into situations where they act irrationally.

Capitalism, at its most remorseless, is a physical manifestation of psychopathy.

Team Building Processing Tool STAR Method

The STAR method is a behavioral interviewing method that organizations use to explore predictors of performance.

This STAR method can also be used for processing (de-briefing) a team building and training simulation.