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Good Teams Are More Than The Sum Of The Parts

Have you ever wondered if your team is any good? Not just competent or functional…

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Team de-brief
How To Improve Team Performance by 25%

Twenty five percent is not a small number, definitely not a marginal gain! It’s a huge uplift, achieved through the application of a single team habit. The use of After Action Reviews.   After Action Reviews, (AAR), sometimes referred to as Retrospectives in the language of agile planning are a…

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Team eating together
Face to Face = Better Teams

A good habit of British Army Regiments is the informal convening power of the Officers’ and Sergeants’ mess. Mid- morning, officers and NCOs will leave their various departments and sub-units and meet for coffee. It’s not mandated but this informal routine interaction drives a surprising amount of productive business. Far…

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Call of Duty?

‘We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it’.  Baden-Powell   ‘Call of Duty’ is a well know computer game – at least to anyone with teenage boys. It’s a violent first-person shooter game that has sold well over 400…

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Are You Willing To Pay The Price?

‘If you don’t get what you want, it’s a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price’. Rudyard Kipling   Any goal or ambition worthy of the name has a price but often we fail to recognize this or ask…

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What Do We Remember?

‘…a war begun for no purpose, carried on with a strange mixture of rashness and timidity, brought to a close after suffering and disaster, without much glory attached either to the government which directed, or the great body of troops which waged it. Not one benefit, political or military, was…

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Are You Listening Or Just Letting Me Speak?

‘The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place’ George Bernard Shaw We know that good communication depends in good measure on listening but we mostly spend too little time thinking about what that really means. Listening is usually passive, in the sense that it…

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