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Getting a word in edgeways

The group’s first attempt at problem-solving together was “okay”, but everyone agreed that they’d be faster and smarter if they stopped talking over each other. Yet the second attempt was worse. They argued it was […]

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Thinking for ourselves?

The engineering contractor, Morton Thiokol, advised against the launch, predicting a much higher than usual chance of failure because the cold temperatures could compromise the O-rings sealing the rocket boosters’ joints. Yet tragically they changed […]

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Scope then Send

The team leader couldn’t understand it. She’d worked so hard at getting buy-in and communicating, and was sure she’d sorted everything. Yet her team were saying “we haven’t agreed this”, “we didn’t know about that” […]

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Fist-5 for Speed

“Why are we having this conversation again? We’d sorted this…” the team leader said. Whilst some of the team agreed, it was obvious that the majority didn’t. You could sense the frustration in the room. […]

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Snowballs and Teams

Are you wanting to make a fresh start with your team or organisation? Do you want to create and encourage momentum? Then what you need next is the wisdom of snowballs…. In the little Welsh […]

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