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Team building

Team building

  If you went to the emergency hospital with a broken arm and blood oozing through the sling and the consultant said, “before we look at your arm, I’d like you to watch this motivational video or play this game”, you would be surprised, I imagine. If you asked...
Senior teams

Senior teams

  Having competent team members is the sine qua non for any team; it’s the strict minimum. However, we should never forget that, it is not the team with the best players that wins, but the team that plays the best. This article will look at the holy grail of...
Performing teams

Performing teams

  “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs The first teambuilding I was involved in as a facilitator was in 1988; it was a week-long outdoor based event for the twelve-member management team of the...
Mentally tough teams

Mentally tough teams

  Having mentally tough individuals in the team is one thing, having a mentally tough team is something else. We all bring strengths to a team, some of us are heads down and focussed on achieving the team’s objectives, some of us are questioning the team’s...
Teams – part 5

Teams – part 5

  The fifth and final post of a five-part series of posts around the subject of teams In this part I will look at team building Rafting down a river together, cooking dinner together or building a paper tower together do not constitute teambuilding. It is...
Teams – part 4

Teams – part 4

  The fourth of a five-part series of posts around the subject of teams In this part I will look at the team development process “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” Henry Ford Clearly, high performance...