The chorus of the legendary baseball song “Take me out to the ball game .. “ says it all. The rousing chorus points to a team of players on the field, who are trained and committed professionals, and who inspire their followers to loyally follow in good times and bad. Great leaders inspire great teams.
What makes a great team? Great teams understand how exceptional teams work, from setup to follow through. According to Lencioni, in his “Five Dysfunctions of Teams”, the Absence of Trust, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Commitment, Avoidance of Accountability, and Inattention to Results are key indicators of unproductive teams.
Linda Dobson and Associates understand how the five dysfunctions, when coupled with unclear roles and responsibilities, unclear communication channels, unrelenting change and lack of clear direction result in challenges for team members. Our training in dispute resolution, leadership and advanced communication help members discover the impediments to effective, collaborative teams and find strategic solutions that make sense for the members and the organization.
Our practice is to treat each team and organization as unique groups, with specific attributes and challenges. We don’t use a cookie cutter approach, but bring our experience dealing with complex issues and co-create strategies that are engaging and sustainable.
“I believe the benefit to the company was significant and quantitative: greater retention at a time of vulnerability, high risk, and re-organization.” —Global Sales Director
“I believe Linda’s strong academic background, as well as her practical and pragmatic and well grounded approach results in work that is well planned and well executed.” —HR Manager
“I can honestly say Linda blew me away with her high level of confidence and her skillful approach.” —HR Global Retailer