Using the GROW Coaching Model with Teams

Where Did the Grow Model Come From? The GROW Coaching Model is one of the most widely used coaching model.  This model was developed by Sir John Whitmore in the early 1980s. Whitmore’s book, Coaching for Performance, is a must read for any coach or leader who wants pragmatic tools and processes by which to coach employees to success.  While …

How Assessment Helps Leaders in Building a Highly Productive Team

Download and listen to How Assessment Helps Leaders in Building a Highly Productive Team. You’ll learn more about how to develop a strong team. One way to build a strong team culture is to learn how the team views itself. In this episode, Leigh Ann Rodgers talks about how assessment helps leaders in building a highly productive team. She explains …

6 Keys to Effective Listening

Have you ever been misinterpreted what someone told you?  Of course, you have!   We misunderstand each other to one degree or another in almost every conversation we have.  The truth is listening is challenging and most of us doesn’t know how to do it very well.  Even when we have the skills, its challenging to listen when we are pressed …

Activity: Fly Your Team to New Heights

In this activity, your team will be able to analyze their current state and also identify areas they would like to improve.  Using the metaphor of the four forces of flight, you can facilitate a conversation about how your team is doing and where they want to focus. The Beginning of Human Flight The idea of flight has long fascinated …

Six Secrets to Connect & Engage Remote Teams

Discover six secrets that will connect and engage your virtual teams that I learned directly from Aurelie Gouverneur. Aurelie is a leader who understands firsthand the challenges of leading a global team.  Aurelie is the Responsible Sourcing Senior Manager for Mars, Inc.  Her international team is leading the way in which Responsible Sourcing practices are addressed with first-tier suppliers, and …

Connect Your Team: UP the Happiness Factor

Leigh Ann Rodgers with Better Teams Happy Teams are More Connected Connection is a core characteristic of happy teams. HAPPY is one of the five elements of the Better Teams model, and CONNECTION is a characteristic of HAPPY.  Teams can be aligned, ready and even trust each other, but that does not mean they will be happy.  If team members …

Effective Leadership Skills for Great Teamwork

GUEST BLOGGER: Mehmet Baha, Founder of Solution Folder No one would know when he would explode in a meeting. Even worse he could humiliate you in an office corridor, if you dared to strike up a business conversation with him. If he had a bad day, employees would communicate this to each other so that they were ready, once he …

Team Activity to Understand Roles & Responsibilities

Understanding Team Roles and Responsibilities When there is a lack of understanding of the roles and responsibilities of your team members there is usually confusion, inefficiencies, and conflict. Here is a team exercise to shine the light on who is doing what and how the roles of your team intersect.  The larger the team, the more time and space you …