Teams

Spotted any ‘chimps’ in the England camp?

As the England football team plays their first World Cup games, the importance of team and high performance is topical this week. We’re big fans of applying learnings from sport to business (and vice versa).  When a team comes under some pressure, the strength of the relationships and how well members can support each other

We all need Highly Effective Team Players

Highly Effective Teams has been one of the cornerstones of our Leading Edge expertise for a number of years now.  It typically takes shape as a series of 3 x 1-2 day events exploring, sharing, confirming and committing to key aspects of team performance. Excitingly we have developed this further with one of our clients,

A world without meetings? no thanks

How much time did you spend this week in ‘a meeting’?  More importantly, how much time did you spend in those meetings wishing you were somewhere else ‘getting on with my job’.   I often hear ‘we waste a lot of time attending meetings’  from individuals in all levels of organisations, in all sectors.  (In fact research

Lumina Sparking!

The fabulous Lumina Spark app has been put to great use again!  The app enables delegates to scan each other’s Lumina Spark ‘splashes’ and compare them on their phone/tablet screens. Last week, two of our Team Green coaches facilitated a large group with the objective of improving cross-functional relationships.  Everyone received 1:1 telephone feedback on

Local Elections – next step Impactful Action Planning!

Today’s news is dominated by the results of yesterday’s Local Council Elections with the overall picture is showing a fair degree of change.  So new teams needing to quickly identify what they’re going to take to have an impact in their area. A great tool when facilitating teams with action planning is the Impact vs

Our partnership with Levis : videos

I was delighted to see the news earlier this year of Levi’s Europe strong financial results.. and even more delighted when Seth Ellison made reference to the work we partnered with them on to support the development of the leadership team In these short video interviews, I share the story of this great Highly Effective

Action Planning with Impact

Recently we’ve been supporting a client with a series of ‘Hot House’ events.  The concept is to remove a team from their day to day activities so they can focus on solving their key business issues.  As well as improving their team effectiveness, they are set a financial challenge target. These require some nifty facilitation

Honouring Team History

We’re excited this week to be talking with a client about creating behaviours for shared culture in their organisation.  The time is now right for their two merged teams to focus on ‘how’ they are going to work together to become a united, high performance team. We think that our ‘Honour History Timeline Activity’ will

Staring at the Scoreboard with Five Dysfunctions of a Team

We love a challenge and last week a team event for senior leaders required some ‘warrior moments’ from one of our Team Coaches, to ensure a high support/high challenge session moved the team forwards. A key moment came when interpreting the results of the team’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni) assessment questionnaire. The

Does goal setting actually restrict us? 

It’s long been the perceived wisdom that whether in business, sport or in life we should set ‘SMART’ goals for ourselves. In doing so, creating focus and clarity…. but…. is it restrictive to our creativity and the sense of possibility? Sometimes I wonder if what we should actually do is set an intent, a dream

Knowing that it matters

What a great weekend of Rugby for England! The senior squad gave another outstanding performance in the second test against Argentina winning the series 2-nil, the Women’s team winning in New Zealand, while England’s Under 20s made it to yet another final in the World Rugby Under 20 Championships. Anyone who knows me knows I