5 ways to optimize meeting engagement

There is an art to making everyone feel valued in meetings: valued for their questions, ideas, perspectives and commitments. Here are 5 easy ways to make any meeting a high engagement meeting. Invite people to contribute to the agenda so there is relevance for their engagement Have everyone record their own contributions on paper or virtual note […]


The Truth About Strengths

One of the defining characteristics of our work is that we focus on strengths. Several realities shape this bias. Scores of studies and meta-studies indicate that teams focusing on strengths far outperform and outlast those that instead focus on deficiencies. There is no research supporting the efficacy of a weakness based model. In our own […]


Experience As Master Teacher

When it comes to learning from experience, nimble teams practice zero waste. Every success and failure becomes grist for their shared learning mill. Nimble teams use reflective critique to extract the priceless lessons learned from every experience on the success-failure continuum. The significance of reflective critique is that if we don’t learn from failures, we […]