Here is a true story of structured team coaching in action that I lived a few years ago. The story starts with a simple inquiry looking for advice: ○ Dear Alain, I have been working in my company for 6 years and I have been a team leader for 1.5 years. There are 6 engineers (men and women) in...Read more
You can’t hire them fast enough to replace the ones leaving You want to know WHY? Beyond the clichés and the old ineffective solutions you tried without sustainable results! We offer real solutions tailored to each situation, each business, each work environment. We provide solutions to retain and grow an engaged workforce without raising your labor and benefits costs!...Read more
A proper teamwork development methodology is needed to make TEAM WORK and avoid team development traps. It must not the flavor of the month, but the base ingredient of your recipe for personal and business success. A short burst of “talking Team” and “Teamwork” before returning to old habits of “internal competition” discredit “leadership’s credibility” with all employees. Teamwork needs...Read more
Performance Management models, techniques and styles have evolved and keep evolving all the time. Our understanding of what makes a performance management model successful is growing slowly, as we often lack the common definition of performance and success. For simplicity, we will define Performance as the resources (human, material, equipment, infrastructure, capital) used to accomplish the enterprise purpose. We...Read more
In sports and in business, strategy design is important. Strategy implementation is a critical skill for teams to master in order to succeed. What you know The essence of business is competition. Nowadays, we compete for all aspects of business survival: We compete to gain/ keep clients, we compete to find and retain talent, we compete to be the...Read more
In a recent conversation with a new teacher of change management, we went on to compare some of the methodologies and practical application that have shown the most effective through my 30 years of experience in bringing changes to various industries. Why is change management so complicated? Why all the resistance to change? Change management currently defines the set...Read more
When was your last experience as a member, a leader or a coach of a high-performance team? Most of my contacts did say it dates back to college or university years, in a sports team (hockey, football, soccer, basketball etc.). Do you remember how it felt to be part of that team? Why is it important? Because the performance...Read more
What you observe in your business when looking at Team Performance : Have you ever noticed the trends in Team Performance? The ups and downs that follow your efforts and focus to gain results and reach a target… Did you ever wonder why the team performance dropped back to its “natural” level after it reached its goals? Would you...Read more
In a recent conversation with a friend, he was pointing out the main trouble with teams in the businesses he has been leading and the ones he help salvage. The biggest problem with teams is the bad apples that are so frequent. “ The bad apples spoil the team. Healthy Team Dynamics is more important than top talent. There...Read more
Facts : Teams with just ONE “deadbeat downer” suffer a performance disadvantage of UP to 40 % compared to Teams that have NO BAD APPLES. You should know and observe : There are many types of Bad Apples: 1. “Jerks”. a. Embarrass or insult people. b. Credit takers (neglect / deny others contribution to success ) c. Blamers (failures...Read more
- Team Coaching – A True Story
- You keep hiring and never seem to have all the talents your business needs.
- Without proper methodology, you can fall in Teamwork development traps, never build real team
- A performance management model that makes conventional methods and techniques obsolete.
- Teamwork as a strategic advantage