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‘Theatre’ & the Dynamics of Trusting Communication, Dealing with Pressure, and the Fear of Failure

 
I have read that among the most potent fears experienced by the human being are, 
the fear of falling, and 
the fear of public speaking.  
In one of my “CorporateTheatre” workshops, I met the expat head of a multinational corporation who was petrified by the fear of public speaking.  In his organization it was customary for the head of the team to give a Christmas speech, attended by all the employees in the Head Office.  From October onwards, this experienced professional was under stress thinking of the speech he had to deliver in December. Read More…
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The Wisdom of Teams – 20 – Trust through Alignment

(In this series of posts offering excerpts from the book, ‘The Wisdom of Teams’ by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith (Harvard Business School Press), the excerpts are in bold.) 

real teams do not emerge unless the individuals on them take risks involving conflict, trust, interdependence, and hard work.

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Of the risks required, the most formidable involve building the trust and interdependence necessary to move from individual accountability to mutual accountability. Read More…

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The Wisdom of Teams – 16 – TRUST as defined by ‘Natural’ Teams

(In this series of posts offering excerpts from the book, ‘The Wisdom of Teams’ by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith (Harvard Business School Press), the excerpts are in bold.)


By promising to hold ourselves accountable to the team’s goals, we each earn the right to express our own views about all aspects of the team’s effort and to have our views receive a fair and constructive hearing. By following through on such a promise, we preserve and extend the trust upon which any team must be built. Read More…

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The Wisdom of Teams – 13 – Bonding, Trust & Communication

(In this series of posts offering excerpts from the book, ‘The Wisdom of Teams’ by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith (Harvard Business School Press), the excerpts are in bold.)

Interpersonal skills. Common understanding and purpose cannot arise without effective communication and constructive conflict that, in turn, depend on interpersonal skills. These include risk taking, helpful criticism, objectivity, active listening, giving the benefit of the doubt, support, and recognizing the interests and achievements of others. Read More…

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