“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

Book Notes - Quiet - The Power of Introvers in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Book Notes: Quiet

You are a member of a small group of survivors that has just crash-landed a float plane in remote sub-arctic Canada. You have been able to salvage 15 items from the plane, but you can’t take all of them with you. So as a group, you must rank order the …

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Leaders Eat Last - Simon Sinek

Book Notes: Leaders Eat Last

The book title caught my eye because it’s something the Army has been doing for a long time.  One evening, while observing Marines eating dinner in the field, author Simon Sinek noticed that as a matter of routine, the most junior Marines ate first.  The highest ranking ones, the leaders, …

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Turn the Ship Around - David Marquet

Book Notes: Turn the Ship Around!

Recently while researching leadership topics, I came upon an interesting video on YouTube.  In it, author L. David Marquet, a retired U.S. Navy Captain, relates how he turned the Navy’s conventional leadership paradigm on its head, and in doing so ended up not only becoming a better leader himself, but leaving a …

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Quantifying Fun

How to Measure the Unmeasurable “OK,” I said, “I agree it’s a good idea to try to have fun at our weekly meetings, but how do you make a concise goal out of that?  How do you know when you have achieved fun?”  Read on, and we’ll look at two …

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