Stronger Teams

Turning Teams of
Experts into Expert
Teams

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You have all the experts on the team, so why do conversations swirl, disagreements turn into arguments, and you never seem to agree upon a final decision?


Having the right experts on the team is only a part of the solution. In fact, it is the smaller part.  There are critical skills and practices every team needs to become an Expert Team.

Workshops + Coaching

Based on the results of our Team Performance Diagnostic, we clearly identify the strengths and opportunity areas of your teams. Then we create custom-tailored development programs that increase the effectiveness of each team. The workshops are designed for intact teams or mixed groups of team members and team leaders.

Kickoff: Practices of High-Performing Teams**

Kickoff: Practices of High-Performing Teams**

What makes you a team?  Are you a true team? Are you currently working as a true team? Research shows that high-performing teams include extend trust, show cohesive commitment to goals, hold each other accountable, and communicate effectively. What commitments will you make to improve as a team?

Decision-Making
in Teams

Decision-Making in Teams

There is plenty of research about how teams can improve their decision-making ability.  And, surprisingly, it is NOT often improved by adding MORE technical expertise to the team.

In this workshop, teams will learn how to determine the best decision-making model, how to drive a structured decision-making conversation, and the best ground rules for each phase of the decision-making conversation.

Disrupt Cognitive Bias in Decision-Making in Teams

Disrupt Cognitive Bias in Decision-Making in Teams

We all have cognitive biases that can interfere in the process of getting our team to the best decision.  In this workshop participants will learn about cognitive bias and how it interferes with decision-making in teams.  We work to recognize cognitive bias in action and take steps to combat the bias before it interferes.

Capitalize on Conflict: The Fuel for Expert Teams

Capitalize on Conflict: The Fuel for Expert Teams

There are benefits to productive conflict during team discussions.  The key is to harness the value of a rigorous debate without allowing it to turn into a harmful argument.   In this workshop, teams learn to have productive disagreements that allow the best thinking in the room to emerge.  

Communicate Up & Out:
Strategically Manage
Stakeholders

Communicate Up & Out: Strategically Manage Stakeholders

If a team does not strategically and proactively manage their stakeholders, the stakeholders will manage the team!  In this workshop, teams will work to create a strategic stakeholder map, identify the role of every team member in stakeholder management, and document an actionable stakeholder communication and management plan.

Every session includes:

> 3-hour workshop (in person or virtual)
> Communication with senior leadership to share critical content and guide for reinforcement

* Online Team Assessment

> Team Performance Diagnostic, pre and post 360 for an intact team
> Summary report

Optional:

> Individual coaching for each participant. (between sessions)

** First session includes a work style assessment:

> Everything DiSC. (recommended)

Together we can:

Determine their collective strengths and areas for development

Drive effective decision-making.

Optimize the value of rigorous debate.

Create a team environment where everyone can contribute every bit of their expertise .

Effectively manage stakeholders.

Understand the impact of work styles and preferences on team effectiveness (via the Everything DiSC).

The bottom line is how to work together so the team can benefit from the collective intelligence.