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Reaching Consensus on Key Decisions as a Self Directed Work Team

Consensus is about agreement and support, unlike voting which is just about agreement. It’s a belief that when you disagree, you see something another person isn’t able to see. Therefore, the goal is not to push past you, but to try to understand what you see. It’s not about voting or any decision-making process that […]

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LEADERSHIP: 13 Leadership Skills the Next U.S. President Has To Have

Today is Election Day in the U.S. and we thought it would be timely to address some of the leadership requirements of any Chief in any office.  As we go to the polls and elect our next president, we want him to know that there are key leadership skills he needs to have and/or build […]

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LEADERSHIP: Building Prioritization & Accountability In Your Initiatives

I recently completed a series of interviews with members of a production leadership team and was struck by some of their comments. They expressed frustration that the meetings seemed to be dominated by three or four people, while others just stayed in their “silos” contributing only when asked a specific question related to their area of […]

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The Best of NDCBlogger – Year in Review

Well, what a year for NDCBlogger!  After making the decision to go full steam ahead a year ago and start blogging we have had great fun coming up with topics every week that spark debate, question traditional philosophies and hopefully, inspire you to perform with excellence. We created our blog program as a venue for […]

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TEAMING: Key Mile Markers on the Road to Top-Notch Teaming

- a recap of the 2010 Bright Ideas with Presenter Lisa Dunbar –   To round out our month on teaming, I thought I’d share some highlights from my presentation “The Road to Top Notch Teaming” from the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce Bright Ideas Conference.       Choose the right vehicle to get you where you […]

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TEAMING: Team-Building 3.0 – The Road To Top-Notch Teaming

Successful teams don’t leave success to chance. They plan for success. They are set up to succeed from the beginning. They spend 2/3 of their time planning what they will do and 1/3 of their time actually doing it. That includes spending time on process and relationship before task. Teaming 3.0 doesn’t involve some new […]

TEAMING: FAQ #2: What are the biggest mistakes when changing to a teaming environment

Some organizations believe they can implement teams without changing the traditional hierarchical structure. Within months, the two structures inevitably clash. Typically the more entrenched structure survives and teamwork is reduced to a thing of the past. Managers have much greater difficulty adjusting to a team-based environment than hourly employees because they have to learn to […]

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TEAMING: 4 Mythbusters of Consensus

I conducted a team building workshop recently and as I was reviewing the four key elements for effective work teams with the group, notably (1) common goal and approach (2) shared roles and responsibilities (3) commitment to helpful team behaviors and (4) consensus decisions, it was easy to see the heads nodding when I spoke […]

DECISION MAKING: Taking the Mystery Out of Building Consensus

A lot of people throw around the idea of building consensus as a way to sound collaborative. “Hey, let’s be in consensus on this idea, okay?” or “We want our managers to build consensus with the workforce, rather than just telling them what to do.”  In fact, there probably aren’t any people who are against […]

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