11 posts categorized "Teams"

October 08, 2016

Vulnerability is essential for developing trust...

“Vulnerability, far too often described as a weakness, is essential for developing the deepest levels of trust. Of course, in order for team members to show vulnerability, safety is imperative.”


Runde and Flanagan

September 19, 2016

And trust means...

“Openness obviously depends on building trust among team members, and trust means being willing to take risks with one another and to be vulnerable.”
Runde and Flanagan

May 13, 2015

Human beings and human groups need time to deal with emotional and relational issues. . . .

“Human beings and human groups need time to deal  with emotional and relational issues. . . . [G]roups spend 60 percent of the time . . . working. . ..The remainder is used for group maintenance, dealing with interpersonal issues that arise, and the like.”

Susan Wheelan

January 27, 2015

Emotions are the glue...

“The glue that holds people together in a team, and that commits people to an organization, is the emotions they feel” 

Daniel Goleman

May 30, 2012

Consensus means....

“Consensus means that people comprehend the final decision, have committed themselves to executing the chosen course of action, feel a sense of collective ownership about the plan, and are willing to cooperate with others during the implementation effort.”

Michael Roberto

If we believe that we can disagree...

"We know from our experience that it is easier to develop trust in another person or in a group if we believe that we can disagree, and we will not be abandoned or hurt for our differences. It is difficult to trust those who deny us the right to be ourselves." Susan Wheelan

December 04, 2007

Group conflict is always personal and emotional

"Within-group conflict is always personal and emotional -- even if it begins with impersonal issues."

Kenneth Kaye

Conflict can destroy a team

"Conflict can destroy a team which hasn't spent time learning to deal with it."
Thomas Isgar

December 01, 2005

To succeed

"To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for
their expertise."

Mitchell Caplan

October 23, 2004

As smart as all of us

“None of us are as smart as all of us.”

Japanese Proverb