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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...
Teams – part 3

Teams – part 3

  Part 3 of a five-part series of posts around the subject of teams In this part, I will look at what I consider to be the essence of a performing team. Albeit each framework has its specifics; however, there are clearly commonalties between the different...
Teams – part 2

Teams – part 2

  Part 2 of a five-part series of posts around the subject of teams In this part, I will look at some of the “frameworks” that have inspired me and helped me over the last 30 years “A framework helps to understand the issue, it doesn’t give the answer” My current...
Teams – part 1

Teams – part 1

  Part 1 of a five-part series of posts around the subject of teams “A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong” Tecumseh, a Shawnee Indian chief The first teambuilding I was involved in as a facilitator was in 1988; it was a week-long outdoor based...
Collective Mental Toughness

Collective Mental Toughness

  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...