Team Development

Hockey Highlights

Hockey Highlights

on Mar 15, 2017 in Leadership Skills, Monthly Series, Team Development | 0 comments

High school hockey is a big deal in MN. I hadn’t tuned into a boy’s high school hockey tournament before, but given all the attention it receives, I thought I’d give it a try. I was surprised by what I saw. Sure, the skill of the players was impressive, but the strength of the teams was remarkable. Think about the pressure these young adults were under. They were...

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Testing Teamwork

Testing Teamwork

on Jul 14, 2015 in Team Development | 0 comments

It was 95 degrees with 80% humidity and I was out for a run on the wooded trail near my home. Why I was out for a run in that weather you ask? I was challenging myself to stay committed to a goal; to a schedule. I was expecting to feel a sense of accomplishment; I wasn’t expecting to be inspired. As I approached the bottom of the large hill that’s at the end of my...

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Lumin’s Approach to Team Building

on Nov 27, 2013 in Archive 2013, Team Development | 0 comments

As discussed earlier this month, we believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to team-building. Instead, we use a standard system to ensure that we are thorough and systematic. The following are the usual steps in our team-building process: Involve key stakeholders and people with knowledge of the team (e.g., supervisors, organization leaders,...

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The Development Needs of Your Team

on Nov 20, 2013 in Archive 2013, Team Development | 0 comments

This month in Illuminations we've been talking about team development - models, approaches, and things to consider when actively engaging in building a team. Curious to see where you should be spending your energy? Complete our free, no obligation, team needs assessment and we'll send you your results! Click here:...

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Considering the Context in Team Building

on Nov 13, 2013 in Archive 2013, Team Development | 0 comments

Many consultants and organizational consulting firms offer a signature team-building approach. While there are many high-quality models out there that are backed by solid research and based on best-practices methodology, many fail to take into account the context in which the team operates, the type of team, and/or the dynamics that are specific to that team,...

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Team Building

on Nov 6, 2013 in Archive 2013, Team Development | 0 comments

"Team building" has become a cringe-worthy phrase in many professional settings. It can conjure up images of well-intentioned, but "fluffy," facilitators coming in to do a workshop they've done a thousand times in an effort to foster open communication and build trust. Usually people picture trust falls or human pyramids, or some version of being led through a...

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