“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
– Peter Drucker

You might have the perfect plan, but without mutual trust, teamwork, and a clear sense of  “this is who we are,” your chances of accomplishing it are pretty slim.  On this page, look for posts that tell you how to build a positive, resilient team that magnifies the abilities of its individual members.

Culture and Teamwork

Building Teams and Culture

Social Facilitation - Putting the Audience to Work

Secrets of Social Facilitation: Putting the Audience to Work

What happens to performance if someone is watching? The answer might surprise you.  Performance isn’t just about the players, it’s also about the audience.  Today we’ll unlock the power of social facilitation and show you how you can use the audience to get the best out of your team.

The Secret to Growing Good Tomatoes

The Secret to Growing Good Tomatoes (and People)

      Of plants, tomatoes seemed the most human… – John Updike If what John Updike says of tomatoes is true, my neighbor is reminding me of an important lesson about working with people.

Leadership Incubator

Leadership Incubator

I think one thing often overlooked in the world of leadership is patience. We’re always in a hurry to get things done.  We have to produce results immediately.  Yesterday, if at all possible. To make that happen, some leaders reduce themselves to the idea of “the louder and harsher the …

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Don't Wait for the Green Light

Waiting for the Light to Change

Are you waiting for permission to proceed? Traffic signals organize and coordinate the flow of traffic. They keep things safe and orderly. We wait for the green light to proceed. Organizations have managers and supervisors. They direct the traffic too. Most people wait to be told what to do, then …

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