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“Life is a team sport and we all get to play.” — church marquee in Nashville, TN
“Participation is something the top orders the middle to do for the bottom” — Rosabeth Moss Kanter
“The corporate mantra of the 80’s and 90’s was ‘I’” — VP, Whole Foods
“WE is the mirror image of the word ME. All people have the need to be both a part and apart.” — M. K. Key
Many leaders I know suffer from a self-imposed requirement to be a WFA (World’s Foremost Authority) on everything. Using teams frees a leader up from the total responsibility for decision-making, and with good information given to the team, the team will likely produce a superior decision. It involves letting go.
Some leaders get themselves in trouble by indicating that the team will make the decision, while having made the decision on their own. Nothing destroys team spirit more than this undercutting, when found out.
GOAL/QPC’s Interactive Video Training Series. Build effective meeting skills in five modules. Call 800-643-4316. Or visit: Goal QPC
Two-day onsite training in team skills for improvement and innovation teams. Call 1-800-655-2901. Or visit the Teams course on our Website.
Videos on Meeting Skills and Consensus Decision-Making Tools. Call Healthcare Management Directions Executive Learning, Inc. at 615-373-8483 or visit ELinc.
Advanced Practical Thinking Training offers tools and techniques to help teams and employees sharpen thinking, decision making and problem solving skills. See APTT.
Team Bonding offers interactive team building games including scavenger and treasure hunts and other cost effective programs to build teams.
LearnMaster provides information, consulting, and workshops on multinational team development.
Obtain a report that analyzes each team member’s characteristics and how they interact: Assessment Specialists.
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