Category Archives: Teambuilding

How to make friends and avoid the right people.

A person’s response is a key indicator of their personal limit at that moment. Judgement should be delayed until more responses can be observed. When someone has a weak moment,( it could be a default behavior or it could be a pattern. Patterns indicate a limit and an opportunity to improve. Single events that prove to be

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Crucial Collaboration Content

Teams should grow together in their efforts or they limit their potential and collaboration. Collaboration requires that we work with someone else though it’s not always natural for people to share their ideas with others. When we know each other, it becomes easier to share because we develop trust but when we don’t know something, we tend

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Teams That Limit

There are times when teams limit the individual. This is a dangerous way for a team to operate and unfortunately some teams may not have a choice. Just as some teams outgrow the individual through natural growth and scale, other teams may be outpaced by the development of an individual. When this happens the individual will be

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Not Always a Fit

People can either grow out of their fit for a team or a team can grow out of its fit for an individual. As a team grows and develops, it may require someone new in a position if that person fails to grow and develop with the team. This isn’t always a case of a laziness but

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Leading vs Building a Consensus

Teams must be led. Leaders must look into the future in order to see the destination. The leader leads by casting a vision for what they see and then building a consensus around the path from here to the destination. The distinction between leading and building a consensus is that the leader must both see the future

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What now?

So you got your answer to the question of who is reliable and who isn’t. The next question to ask once you know someone is not dependable is, “What now?” Every team must decide if a person has the potential to improve or not. Stubborn people who do not want help should be separated from the team.

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Loyal or Lazy

Loyalty cuts both ways. There is a time to stand by someone because of past investment and there is a time to move on because, well, it’s time. Constantly depending upon the same people for the same thing is not always as loyal as it looks. It just might be lazy recruiting. It’s easy to look to

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Intellectually Lazy

I could make a case that making snap decisions about people as a base-level judgement is either immature or lazy intellectually. When I am tired, it is easy to let my mind run on autopilot and decide whether something or someone is good or bad without much conscious thought on my part. Before I realized that I

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Seeing is Not Believing

Judgements that label people in our minds will limit our ability to influence people. If we see someone as good, we will be less likely to develop that person because we will believe that they have already reached their potential. If we see someone as bad, will likely avoid working with them because it is difficult to

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When the Dust Settles

Family is found when the dust settles. Life happens and it’s not always pleasant or easy. Those less than pleasant circumstances are excellent opportunities to find out who your family is based on their response to those circumstances. This is a tough reality for most because the sentiment in our heart wants us to consider those we

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