Dealing w Dysfunctional Styles of Behavior

Quick question: Got any really difficult people (perhaps a “brilliant asshole”) that you work with on a regular basis? Yeah, I thought so. Next question: Do you ever stop to thank them? Yeah, I thought so. Guess what, those Bengali tea boys/girls are a gift. They are not only helping …

It’s Time to Ditch the Annual Performance Review

How many of us look forward to the traditional annual performance review? I mean really, whether you are on the presenting or receiving side of things… it is not the highlight of the year for anyone I know. I believe there’s a better way – Team Roundtable Reviews.

Helping Team Members Stretch Their Communication Muscles: Kantor Four Player Model

It takes many different mindsets and behaviors to make a team hum. I am appreciating a view of collaborative behaviors developed by David Kantor (as part of his work on Structural Dynamics), and am finding it useful as a way to hold up a mirror to a team that is interested in understanding and improving their communication. 

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