Tag: Teamwork

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The Key to Alignment

The Key to Alignment

The mood was extremely tense. Forty leaders gathered in a room to address a crisis in their community. The meeting was closed to the press. There was a story to be told, but none of these leaders wanted to let the press turn an isolated incident into an indictment on their town. We had two [...]

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Can Independence Foster Healthy Interdependence?

A lively and insightful #PeopleSkills chat on Twitter led by Kate Nasser and David Moore got me thinking more deeply about the relationship between independence and interdependence as it applies to teamwork. As I began to make the case for the value of those who work well independently to a team, Simon Harvey reminded me: [...]

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Are You A Team Player

Talk is cheap.  This is especially true when it comes to saying you are a team player. Just because you say you are, doesn’t make it so.  In her article When is a Team Player Not a Team Player, Naomi Karten tells a story of a group of self-proclaimed “team players” who did not play [...]

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Is Your Team a Committee in Disguise?

Is Your Team a Committee in Disguise?

If you consider the teams you have been part of it, is likely you could easily assess which were high performing and which were dysfunctional. As with anything involving human relationships, there are a multitude of dysfunctions possible. However, there is one distinction I have consistently used to help turn dysfunctional teams around. And when [...]