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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Adapting Your Facilitation Approach Based on Participant Style

As facilitators we know the power of peer-to-peer learning and the power of participation from learners to enhance the effectiveness of our sessions. And as Everything DiSC® facilitators we know

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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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Employee Engagement Takes More Than a Ping Pong Table

Often when I what a company is doing to engage employees, someone inevitably shares something like, “On Friday afternoons we can take an ice cream cart around!” “We’ll have a

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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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Get Your Team’s Commitment to Change, and Keep It

As we near the final steps of the Blueprint for Building a High-Performance Culture, we want to focus on commitment. As we have said in a previous post, leadership can

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When Too Many Priorities Lead to The Loss of Control

Have you sometimes felt that you have too many priorities? No matter where you look, there is something you have to do, by a certain time or date. Whether I

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