You Are a Mine Rich in Gems, Not an Empty Glass

Our current, and outdated, way of thinking about people is broken. Our societal systems assume much about each of us that is, frankly, wrong. These assumptions stem from a lack of understanding about the true reality of the inner core of human beings. One in particular is very troublesome – for some strange reason we are told[…]

The Four Stages of a Team

Teams are not born. Teams are not created by a senior leader. Teams are not easy to create by using a guide book.

Teams are formed and developed through hard work and plenty of consultation.

Many organizations love to express how many teams they have and how well each of them are doing by sharing metrics, starts and anecdotes. This may or may not be true. One thing is true – it takes time and effort to become a high-functioning team. You may or may be aware of the concept of the four stages a team must progress through to become amazing. These stages include: forming, storming, norming and performing. This model was created by Bruce Tuchman in 1965, yet it is often overlooked. […]