December 12, 2018

Culture defines us in our family units, businesses, and organizations. It distinguishes who we are and how we are described. Employees can readily describe their organizational culture, using such words as supportive, open, results focused, etc. Much of that culture is...

August 14, 2018

Many team members dread meetings, finding them ineffective, lengthy, and in some cases just plain useless. I have always been surprised at the lack of attention paid by top leaders to meeting management. Yet given that the leadership team spends most of its ‘together t...

August 7, 2018

As a team leader, you probably have some clear ideas of the issues concerning your organization or operation, and where you want to lead the team. But the reality is that some team members are content to carry on in their usual way. “Hey, I’m so busy delivering results...

July 31, 2018

In order to give Team Quotient (TQ) the best head start, the first thing a new CEO must examine is the leadership team, making sure the right ‘players’ are on the team. The new CEO needs to decide who to keep and who to retain. and if and when the bloodletting should b...

July 24, 2018

Many teams rely on the Company Vision or Mission to pull the team together. That is acceptable for a Mediocre team but it’s not good enough for a High Performance Team that realizes that a Team Vision or Mission is essential as the galvanizing force to propel it into a...

July 17, 2018

All teams have Values in some form, whether conscious or unconscious. Unfortunately, many teams haven’t articulated and aligned their Values so you never know what kind of behavior will appear. And unless you have done the ‘Values work’, it’s hard to blame other team m...

July 10, 2018

You may have a talented team with a clear Vision; perhaps you have even identified core Values and behaviours. Yet, the soft, intangible side of the team—the connections, Relationships, Bonding, and Identity—often make the difference between good and great teams.

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June 24, 2018

Building a world class high performance team around a new market model

(Excerpt from Book “Team Quotient: How to Build High Performance Teams and Win Every Time” by Douglas Gerber)

GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) China was faced with rebuilding its pharmaceutical leadership team (...

June 22, 2018

One of our clients was a team at a European bank responsible for ‘transaction banking.’ Transaction banking handles the safe and efficient movement of cash and securities around the global financial system. It is in the business of facilitating the transactions that af...

June 12, 2018

This professional services firm is a global leader in its field and a strong player in Greater China. The partners on this team are highly educated and come from strong backgrounds with a plethora of experience. The state of team was characterized by a group of highly...