Google has identified five traits shared by high performing teams. They have also made available their Team Effectiveness Discussion Guide as well as a tool for fostering psychological safety.
Top ten rules for raising kids
Parenting requires constant and sometimes excruciatingly difficult decision-making. A parent can ease this burden by adopting a set of simple, resolute beliefs.
Using collaborative decision techniques to make an eldercare decision
A family’s wrenching eldercare decisions can be eased and improved using collaborative decision processes, tools and techniques.
Strategic planning with a Regional Information Center
The South Central Regional Information Center team engages in a high energy, collaborative strategic planning process. “We’re nailing it, absolutely hammering on our immediate priorities,” reports its director. “It’s been an awesome experience for the whole SCRIC team.”
Kindle + OverDrive + NY Public Library = reader bliss
A Kindle, the OverDrive app and a New York Public Library card gives you instant access to the digital offerings of fourth largest library in the world.
Tolerance for ambiguity
Successful problem solving requires tolerance for ambiguity.
How to avoid group think and achieve the wisdom of the crowd
Every day in organizations, groups meet to make decisions. Here are four simple ways to help them avoid group think and achieve the wisdom of the crowd.
Visionize a preferred future
Feel trapped by the circumstances or challenges you face? Need to reinvent your life? Solve a persistent problem? Renew a relationship? Visionizing is a powerful thinking technique designed to elicit transformative strategies and actions. Visionize and create your future!
Errors are portals of discovery
Effective problem solving and decision-making requires that we embrace risk and accept our errors as portals of discovery.
Wise words from a discerning mind
Upon retiring after 48 years on the federal bench, my 94-year-old father-in-law John T. Curtin shares wise words by which to live a rich and rewarding life.