Part 2: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Part 2: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Last week we examined five common problems that plague teams and their ability to collaborate effectively.  If you haven’t seen one or two (or all five) of these dysfunctions in action, please send the address and photos of the lonely tropical island where you’ve been...
Part 1: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Part 1: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The staff meeting is more of a lecture and less of a discussion or debate…again.  The league championship is lost when the star player makes the game all about how many points HE scores.  In the conference room, everyone agrees on the best solution, but the water...
Follow the Leader: Planning for a Smooth Transition

Follow the Leader: Planning for a Smooth Transition

You’ve spent years (perhaps even decades) establishing and growing a successful firm, including an experienced, high performance team and clients who rely on your high quality, unique services.  But the time has come when you’re ready for something new.  Maybe it’s a...
What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading

I have shelves full of the latest and greatest management books.  Sadly, many of these tomes look brand new.  I didn’t make it beyond a few chapters.  Priya Parker’s “The Art of Gathering:  How We Meet and Why It Matters” has proven to be different.  I read an excerpt...
Oh!  So that’s why we don’t get along

Oh!  So that’s why we don’t get along

Are you a Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, or Conscientiousness style?  Based on the DiSC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the DiSC model identifies four primary behavioral profiles that can help people to better understand themselves and others. We’re...