Thoughts From The Field

The Truth About Transformation (part II)

By Gordon Blocker
May 2018
Everyone desires transformation, but not everyone realizes the cost of getting there. Transformation does not only occur over time, but also over a series of breakthroughs. Here’s how one of my healthiest clients transformed...

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Thoughts From The Field

The Truth About Transformation

By Gordon Blocker
February 2018
Transformation. Talk about a ten-dollar word! Many use it. Some experience it. Few can define it. Recently, I met with a client who had invested one year into

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Thoughts From The Field

The Markers of a Humble Leader

By Kristine Kern
December 2017
In my work as a consultant for Pat Lencioni’s firm, The Table Group, potential clients sometimes ask what key factors lead to success in achieving organizational health. I respond that the commitment of the leader is hugely important.

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Press

Fox Business: Why Most U.S. Airlines are the 'DMV in the SKy'

May 2017
Thoughts From The Field

Thoughts from the Field - February 2017 - Getting Back on Track

By Rick Packer
February 2017

You read The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and perhaps held an offsite on the disciplines from The Advantage. You had several great conversations, made initial progress, then hit a ceiling and have since stalled. Unfortunately, this happens.

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Article

Packers' Quarterback Talks About the Five Dysfunctions

By The Table Group
January 2017

Though we know not all of our readers are football fans, we think it's a pretty safe bet to assume many of you are passionate about teamwork in any context.

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Thoughts From The Field

Five Things You Did This Week That Undermined Teamwork

By Russ Sabia
November 2016

In my work consulting to leadership teams around organizational health, I find most teams are comprised of well-intentioned people trying to do the right thing for their team. Despite those good intentions, however, teamwork is often undermined when members inadvertently act in ways that are not in the best interest of the team.

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POV

Corporate Envy

By Pat Lencioni
November 2016

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to compare themselves to others and strive to be something they're not.

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Thoughts From The Field

The Ups and Downs of the Daily Check-In Meeting

By Gordon Blocker
September 2016

In my work guiding clients to lead healthy organizations, I see pretty clearly that a team meeting is a great indicator of its health. One IT team I recently met with is a perfect example: our offsite was the only time the team had all been in the same room over the past six months.

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Thoughts From The Field

Five Missteps on the Path to Organizational Health

By Jeff Gibson
September 2016

I've always been very disciplined.  Even as a kid, I wanted to do things the "best way."  I remember going to the dentist once and when he asked about my teeth-brushing habits, I proudly explained, "always twice a day, and I brush side to side."  "I can see that," he responded. "But you should brush up and down instead." That's when I learned that even though I had the discipline and the right intentions, I wasn't executing correctly. 

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