Four Stages of Team Development

In 1965, psychologist Bruce Tuckman wrote an article entitled, “Developmental sequence in small groups.” In this article he presented a model for the four stages of team development, which came to be known as forming, storming, norming, performing. This simple but effective model is often used today to help leaders who are working to build… Read More

You Bring Out the Best in Others Through Coaching, Not Dictating

What do all sports teams have in common? Whether it’s a high school, college, or professional team, they all have a coach. And while a coach handles a wide array of functions, the most important thing that a coach can do is to help each member of the team realize their full potential. It’s not… Read More

Effective Team Leadership: Getting the Right People on the Bus

In his all-time business classic (that every leader should read), Good to Great, author Jim Collins explains how “great” companies get the right people on the bus (and subsequently, the wrong people off). While not a revolutionary concept, it was nonetheless an eye-opening and insightful observation because so many organizations and teams seem to get… Read More