Category Archive: Teams

How to Deal with Unreasonable Contrarians

A river without banks drifts calmly into oblivion. Constraint makes the river powerful.   Tell teams what they can’t do and where they can’t go and they’ll get further, faster. This applies to… Continue reading

The Five-to-Fold Decision-Making Model

“All in favor say I.” “All opposed say nay.” But, what if you’re “sort of” in favor? Something is very wrong if everyone around the table is in %100 agreement on complex issues. Marc,… Continue reading

Solve the Frustration of Team Decision-Making

Can we please make a decision and move on? Ineffective teams don’t know how to make consensus decisions. Margaret Thatcher complained of consensus: “To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs,… Continue reading

She Found Her Power

She felt blindsided and unprepared when she finally heard about a festering issue on the team. Why was she the last to know? Being new to supervision made it even worse. The solution you… Continue reading

How to Be the First to Know Not the Last

By the time you hear about an issue it’s nearly volcanic. It could have been easily managed last month. Now heads are on fire and teams are exploding. In the dark and out of… Continue reading

The Top Ten Qualities of High Performance Teams

Back on the farm, my grandfather used to say one boy can do a day’s work. Two boys can do a half day’s work. And, three boys won’t do any work at all.… Continue reading