Category Archives: Team Development

4 Secrets to Building Good Teams

I’m a big fan of teams, not because they are perfect, but because they are often the best option for achieving results that would be impossible for individuals. I’m also a fan because teams can bring a sense of purpose or meaning to almost any task, no matter how menial or difficult. A good team…
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4 Lessons From Team Development Mistakes

Valuable leadership lessons come from times when things don’t go as planned. In this third and final episode of our mini-series, I’m sharing the most important lessons I’ve learned from building new leadership teams where none existed before. [content_box]“The greatest teacher, failure is.” - Yoda[/content_box] Looking back, I can count eight organizations that invited me…
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7 Steps to Build a Management Team

If you as a CEO decided to create a senior management team, where would you start? What would you do next? How would you know when you were done? Several times in my career, I have built or helped a business owner to build a leadership team from scratch. Looking back, I can count eight…
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When to Build a Management Team from Scratch

Several times in my career, I have built or helped a business owner to build a management team from scratch. Looking back, I can count eight organizations that invited me to partner with them with this specialized form of team development. In this 3-part leadership mini-series, I’ll explain how to know when this kind of…
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Build Your Community at Work

I love a good campfire. Watching the flames dance and flicker, feeling the warmth, and smelling the aroma of wood smoke. And I love how a campfire draws people into a circle of community. As Scoutmaster for Troop 711, I get to watch older Scouts teach the younger boys how to build fires. First, they…
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3 Reasons Team Members Need Roles

On Teams that Execute Well, Everyone Gets What the Avengers Got In the past 18 months, I’ve been closely associated with two different groups. One of them pulled together and accomplished some good work, but the other drifted and slowly came apart. I’ve been thinking about what makes the difference between teams that execute well…
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