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

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

Cohesing the Executive Team

As we aspire to regenerative futures and the best way to nurture sustainable growth for our people and systems, the focus falls squarely onto the cohesion and performance of our executive teams. So, what mindset is needed for high performing...
Gretel Bakker & Marcus de Courtenay
Innovation, Insights, Leadership, Learning and Development, Storytelling, 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

Amping Communication with Strategic Partners

“It’s more important to be on emotion than it is to be on message.” – Edmund Hill The smooth operation and even the growth of our organisations is often significantly impacted by how well we communicate with our external partners....
Dr. Marianne de Pierres & Nikki Brown
Insights, Leadership, Learning and Development, Partnering, Strategy