Category Archive: Teams

Meetings and the 5 Sources of Organizational Energy

The purpose of meetings is to energize small wins. 5 sources of organizational energy that connect to meetings: Progress. Nothing fuels energy more than moving the ball down the field. Contributing to a… Continue reading

How to Manage Red and Green Heads

Sometimes I feel like I’m surrounded by red heads. There are two types of people on every team, those who see how it can be done – green thinkers – and those who see how… Continue reading

How Values Expedite Connection and Integration

We’re integrating a new team member. I asked her about values. Her first words were about excellence. Values as points of integration and connection: She’ll interact with team members with their own personal values.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Grow into Challenges

Certainty is a symptom of ignorance. You’re never fully up to real challenges. If you feel prepared for the challenge, it’s really just business as usual. The top 12 leadership challenges: Dealing with… Continue reading

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