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Stories of Great Teams – Part 3: The US Navy Blue Angels

One of the things I love about our work is getting to hear amazing stories from the different teams that we work with. The below post originated from one such story…We were facilitating a leadership team workshop recently, where one of the participants was expressing his skepticism about the success of teams being over attributed […]

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CRISIS: A Recipe for Good Team work

In her remarkable book , A Paradise Built in Hell, author Rebecca Solnit describes how in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters — such as the one that unfolded in Fukushima, Japan — human beings tend to respond by banding together, not tearing apart. We have often witnessed the same truth being played out […]

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Are you TALKING or COMMUNICATING?

The below article has also been published by THE REDIFF GET AHEAD on November 22nd, 2012 http://www.rediff.com/getahead/slide-show/slide-show-1-careers-tips-to-improve-communication-skills/20121122.htm Just because you are talking does not mean you are communicating. Think about that sentence for a minute. It’s perhaps something to do with the way we are taught at our schools. We are taught to read, write, […]

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Are YOU among the Ubuntu people?

A few days back I read the book, “Ubuntu” by Stephen Lundin & Bob Nelson. The key message of the book – for me, resonated with some people I know and to some extent with some of our Indian philosophy as well. The book narrates an interesting story of an organization, which was struggling to […]

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Stories of Great Teams: Part 2: “Muckers”

During a recent team intervention which we were facilitating, one of the participants was sharing his views on teams and individual contributors , his point of view being that history remembers only instances of individuals overcoming trying circumstances to achieve the impossible – we rarely to get hear stories about teams doing the same. We […]

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Are Your Customers SATISFIED?

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else”.  Sam Walton, Founder of Wal-Mart  The importance of a satisfied customer cannot be overstated. Little wonder then, that most of us are regularly faced with the customary “feedback […]

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Stories of Great Teams: Part 1: “Skunk Works”!

In numerous interventions that we facilitate for team building and leadership, one of the common queries that we hear is about the lack of inspiring stories of great teams in domains other than sport. Sports, of course has by its very nature, an ability to capture peoples’ imagination and keep them spellbound with its tales […]

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