Team building

Leading Diverse (Thinking) Teams

What do an expert in wound healing, a leading veterinary surgeon, and a specialist in theatrical makeup have in common? Together they were able to produce a breakthrough product intended to prevent infections associated with surgery for the company 3M....
Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Insights, Storytelling, Storytelling, Teams, Teams and teamwork

What Makes High Performing Teams?

Leadership Primer: Discover High Performing Teams: What’s the Secret? “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” – Henry Ford Ever wondered about the complexities and challenges high-performing teams face within organisations?  How can...
Marcus de Courtenay
Insights, Leadership, Primers, Teams

Feedback and Familiarity – how to see our colleagues with fresh eyes

How to see our colleagues with fresh eyes As we work together with people over a long (or even medium) period of time, it is easy to become very fixed in how we see them. It is part of human nature...
Marcus de Courtenay
Conscious leadership, Development, Feedback, Insights, Leadership, Leadership skills, Perspective, Storytelling, Teams and teamwork

Why Mentoring Programs are a No-Brainer

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” ― Phil Collins  One of the most celebrated mentoring ‘pairs’ of our time are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Over a 30 plus year friendship, Bill learnt much, saying...
Nikki Brown & Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Insights, Leadership, Learning and Development, Strategy, Teams

Amping Up Team Alignment

​When we hear the words team alignment, our minds are liable to jump to an image of a group of people nodding away in agreement, smiles marking their faces and cohesion sparkling in their eyes. But this image can lead...
Nikki Brown & Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, Innovation, Insights, Leadership, Learning and Development, Strategy, Teams

Getting the Trick of Teaming

In 2018, the world’s attention was briefly united on a boy’s soccer team from Thailand. In a disastrous turn of events, the group who had been exploring a cave system after practice became stuck in a cavern when heavy rainfall...
Marcus de Courtenay & Dr. Chris Rowell
Culture, Insights, Learning and Development, Teams