Want to Know More About High-Performance Teams?

Want to Know More About High-Performance Teams? Hi, friends! We did a webinar on high-performance teams a while back. In case you missed it, here are the video and slides: I wanted to make sure we answered everyone’s questions, so here we [...]

By |2021-01-12T08:20:18-05:00January 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Remote Team Actually Can Be Awesome

Cue the piano: If you don't want to see me... I did a full one-eighty, crazy Thinking ‘bout the way I was - from Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” I did a full one-eighty in my teaching, coaching, and consulting work. As recently as March, I advised clients that if they care about the product [...]

By |2021-03-18T11:41:34-04:00December 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wicked Problems, Wicked Opportunities: Mindset and Perspective

Joanne Stone and I recently had a great conversation about wicked problems. I love the word wicked. It’s a wonderfully positive word in my native New England vernacular. We use it to amplify or express the superlative of an idea: a wicked good movie, wicked awesome lobster dinner, a wicked nice day at the beach. [...]

By |2020-10-16T18:08:32-04:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Collaborate Better and Save the World

Team Communication in Times of Crisis Once upon a time, a very long time ago—also known as “February 2020”—my personal and professional life consisted of being together and communicating with other people face to face. I gave talks at conferences, business coaching sessions in my clients’ offices, and professional training in their classrooms and in [...]

By |2020-08-14T22:04:51-04:00August 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Continuous Integration of People: Teamwork Is The Work

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash Continuous Integration of People: a how-to guide Share emotional connection continuously. On a regular cadence: Do an emotion check-in with your teammates on a regular rhythm. Check-in with each other at least once every 24 hours. Try more frequent check-ins, like every half-day, or even every hour. [...]

By |2020-05-10T15:17:40-04:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stay Amazing Together When Life Is Hard

Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash Core Protocols for Remote Teams Check In frequently. Stay connected with each other emotionally. Explicitly Pass on an activity by typing or saying, “I pass.” Explicitly Check Out by typing or saying, “I’m checking out.” Manage your apps’ alerts and notifications appropriately. Ask for Help early and often. Use [...]

By |2020-04-20T19:15:56-04:00April 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Feel Unsafe Here! How to Embrace Conflict

“I feel unsafe here!” Photo by Frank Busch on Unsplash Millennials get a bad rap for snowflake-like sensitivity and delicacy. It’s impossible to criticize anything a Millenial says or does – so the story goes. They’ll call you out on it and accuse you of creating an unsafe space. Millennial or not, sometimes [...]

By |2020-02-24T09:14:52-05:00February 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Lived with the Monkeys for Three Months

Cuando era un bebé, viví con las monas durante tres meses. When I was a baby, I lived with the monkeys for three months. Photo by Tj Kolesnik on Unsplash My Spanish teacher tilted her head sideways like a puppy trying to understand the world through new eyes. My words were correct. My [...]

By |2020-01-14T11:43:58-05:00January 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Team Transformation Canvas

Want an easy tool to help you start building the best team of your life? That’s what the Team Transformation Canvas is: a practical worksheet to help you and your teammates discover the best in each other and put it into action. The canvas facilitates individual self-awareness of your current emotional state and desired [...]

By |2020-12-09T08:10:14-05:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Will Never Do Anything Dumb On Purpose

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This includes the fundamentals of human nature: what motivates us, how we work together in groups, how we collaborate and communicate. The essential truths are unchanged — from the earliest human tribes just trying to survive, to the high-performance teams of today. The Core Protocols—derived [...]

By |2019-10-23T10:21:29-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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