How to Build Powerful Teams that Actually Transform Culture

How to Build Powerful Teams that Actually Transform Culture

It’s next to impossible to implement lasting, positive change in an organization if the culture doesn’t provide fertile ground for growth. So how do you go about building a healthy culture? Captain Bligh of the stricken HMS Bounty, tried a top-down strategy when he declared: "The beatings will continue until morale improves." While leaders can point the ship in the right direction, they can’t change the culture by themselves. It takes powerful teams to make a positive culture but what's the catch?

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One Key Problem-Solving Mistake You Don't Want to Make

One Key Problem-Solving Mistake You Don't Want to Make

As a former street mime, I have a good amount of experience when it comes to improvisation. In the world of improv we have a foundational principle widely known as "Yes-And". One person throws out a line (or in the case of a mime, a gesture) and the other person responds with the attitude of "Yes-And" and then builds on the scene. For example, an improv troupe is given the scene: "playing baseball with blindfolds". The first actor grabs a...

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