High performing teams don’t just happen
High performing teams are created through conversations and practices that develop clear team priorities, high levels of trust, mutual accountability, and candid and thoughtful dialogue. The conversations that create and maintain high performing teams can be learned.
Leaders are made not born
Leadership is developed by learning specific conversational skills and committing to practices that grow who you are being as a leader. Developing leadership is inescapably a journey of personal growth because leaders always lead from who they are being.
There are learnable structures to leadership
We coach leaders and teams to see and understand the deep structure of human collaboration so that you and your team can generate outstanding results without stress and overwhelm. Leadership, management and collaboration happen in conversation and there is a set of non-discretionary conversational skills. Non-discretionary means you are using them whether or not you are doing so with competence.
Confidence is not a prerequisite to effective leadership
Leaders and managers work with us to develop leadership confidence and competence. They have often been promoted because they are experts in a domain of knowledge. Great teachers are promoted to school Principals. Excellent scientists are asked to lead research teams. Smart graduates are quickly promoted to Executive Leadership positions. You may have great technical competence but if you are not trained in leadership competencies it is not your fault if you struggle to lead effectively and with confidence.