Posts Tagged Team Effectiveness

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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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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Six common mis-perceptions about teamwork

A good article from Richard Hackman on some common misperceptions about team work published in HBR Blogs. Excerpt below… “Teamwork and collaboration are critical to mission achievement in any organization that has to respond quickly to changing circumstances. My research in the U.S. intelligence community has not only affirmed that idea but also surfaced a […]

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Team Performance Questionnaire

Most of us are familiar with Bruce Tuckmans’s model of team development. This typically gets a passing mention as one of the theoretical frameworks used in most team building programs, but no efforts are made to see which stage of team development the team is currently in, and/or how do we guide the team through […]

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5 Tips for managing “Virtual Teams”

Recent times have seen the development of virtual teams across many organizations, owing to massive geographic expansion plans and clustering of specific competencies. During workshops conducted across the country, I have had the opportunity of observing team members of different organizations spread out across vast geographies. They did not possibly fit the bill of the […]

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The “Measuring Stick”: 12 questions for team effectiveness

I recently had the opportunity to read the work by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman – “First Break all the rules: What the world’s greatest managers do differently”. The book is based on extensive research done by Gallup on measuring workplace effectiveness and how some of the best managers in the world handle their teams. […]

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