Team dynamic

The Benefits of Going With the Flow

Leadership Primer: Discover the Profound Impact of ‘Flow’ on Success “Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.” Sigmund Freud The state of ‘flow’ in human life is a powerful force that can springboard us to our greatest accomplishments. ...
Capacity building, Insights, Primers, Teams and teamwork

Radical Candour for Executives

The author of Radical Candour, Kim Scott, tells the powerful story about a time when Cheryl Sandberg gave her feedback after she made a presentation. Sandberg said it went well but gently pressed her on the fact that she said...
Marcus de Courtenay
C-suite, Conscious leadership, Executives, Feedback, Insights, Leadership, Leadership, Leadership skills, Radical candor, Storytelling

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

Psychological Safety: The Magic Recipe

“Today’s leaders must be willing to take on the job of driving fear out of the organisation to create the conditions for learning, innovation, and growth.” – Amy Edmondson You may recall the terrible tragedy of the Boeing 737 MAX...
Gretel Bakker & Marcus de Courtenay
Culture, 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