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Stop Making Conflict at Work a Generational Issue

Scroll through any social media channel and you’ll likely see content about the differences between generations. Whether it’s a meme about “snowflake” Millennials or “triggered” Boomers, a post making fun

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Meetings: The Petri Dish of Company Culture

Benjamin Franklin famously said nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. However, the average American worker would probably add meetings to that list. Research reveals that corporate executives

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Strategic Team Building: The Missing Ingredient in Strategic Planning

A colleague of mine once worked for a small organization that underwent a leadership transition. The new leader wanted to develop a brand new 10-year strategic plan. He summoned nearly

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Leveraging the Benefits of Team Diversity

Trust is a tricky thing. We know that trust is critical to a high performing team. The Five Behaviors model lists trust as the foundational behavior of a high performing team;

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Featured Product: The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development

Question: In a modern workplace that is high-speed and high stakes, how can you equip people to communicate, collaborate and solve real-world, real-time problems?  Answer: The Five Behaviors™ Personal Development

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A Leader’s Role in High Performing Teams

When people hear the phrase “high performing team,” they often assume that means a perfect team – one without mistakes, conflict, or failure. In fact, the opposite is true. A

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Teamwork

My first job out of college was working in a psychiatric hospital for emotionally disturbed children, and the entire organizational culture focused on developing teamwork. Why? Because our hospital’s leadership

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How do you Build a High Performing Team?

At cocktail parties (and networking events) when I tell people I facilitate team retreats, someone inevitably rolls their eyes and relates a teambuilding horror story. Often it has to do

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Setting A Rhythm of Accountability

In our previous post, we talked about getting your team’s commitment to change and overcoming their resistance to it. But getting everyone’s commitment it is not enough, you must also

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To Achieve Culture Change, Identify Priority 1

Before we identify priority 1, let’s recap our previous steps. As we work our way through the Six Steps in the Blueprint for building a high-performing culture, we recall that

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