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Want a Thriving Organization?

Want a Thriving Organization?

Highly engaged teams can be the difference between a thriving organization and one that's stuck in ineffective methods and mindsets. An important key to employee engagement and high morale is a positive workplace environment where deep trust and...

Be-ing Authentic Is The Key

The Authentic Be-ing 30 years ago I stumbled upon the field of kinesiology, then fell headfirst into the world of experience-based learning. The result, a lifetime of working in the field of experiential learning, also referred to as...

The Underpinnings of Teamwork

The Underpinnings of Teamwork

I read a lot while I think. While doing so, I find myself wanting to talk repeatedly about what teambuilding is, what experiential learning is, and how leaders can benefit from viewing both the philosophical and research findings that are relevant...

Authenticity & Team Building

Authenticity & Team Building

I want to share a communication from a project we did a while back. As we prepared to run a 2-day workshop for a team within a local technology company, I asked the leader to sit back with a cup of tea, and note pad, and a good pen - and write out...

5 Keys of Dealing with Workplace Conflict

5 Keys of Dealing with Workplace Conflict

Here’s the thing – leadership and conflict go hand-in-hand. Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot or will not address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion, you should not be in a leadership role. From my perspective, the issues...

Team Coaching is Team Building

Team Coaching is Team Building

Team Coaching is a valuable resource for a senior leadership teams. Good coaching helps a group move toward becoming a real team by surfacing hidden dynamics so they can be managed. John Katzenbach and Douglas Smith, define a real team as “a small...