Wednesday, October 07, 2015

A Team Is Not A Group of People Who Just Work Together

I was invited to facilitate a Myers Briggs session with a short term team last week and like always, it was a ton of fun. This team is traveling soon and it's always a privilege to help a team with their preparation.

You'll see that the whole team are 'J's - they all love color coded calendars and fully well expect a detailed schedule that will be executed like clockwork. Well, except when plan A morphs into plan B, C and D. I only know this because it's happened to me countless times... But that's part of the fun of it. Like all people that travel overseas, they are planning to be flexible [as much as that is an oxymoron] and hopefully, that works.

Simon Sinek says, "A team is not a group of people who just work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other," and the MBTI is one of the best tools to help fast forward relationships on your teams. When you know your team better, you trust them faster, easier, and more deeply.

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