Harnessing Differences in Teams

Posted By Jim Houston,
30/06/2020 14:00 PM
The challenges facing teams in organisations these days are many. They are often dealing with acute time pressures, complex and rapidly changing environments, competing demands and needs, and the...

Leadership, Authority and the Nine Enneagram Types - Part II

Posted By Jim Houston,
27/05/2020 13:28 PM
In our last "Enneagram Insights" we looked at the relationship between leader and follower, and the role authority plays in this. At its best “good authority” enables the team to perform tasks, use re...

Leadership, Authority and the Nine Enneagram Types - Part I

Posted By Jim Houston,
13/05/2020 09:00 AM
Regardless of whether a team is newly formed, self-organising or part of a more traditional hierarchy, the way authority and leadership is exercised is critical to the team achieving its goals. When...

What Makes the Enneagram Unique?

Posted By Jim Houston,
28/04/2020 11:00 AM
There are many personality profiling tools available these days, but it can be overwhelming trying to decide which one is best suited to an organisation’s needs. The Enneagram is a unique and...

The Space Between: Leading During COVID-19

Posted By Jim Houston,
01/04/2020 15:56 PM
“Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to...

The “How” of Building Trust in Teams

Posted By Jim Houston,
18/07/2019 16:37 PM
In my last article I discussed the role trust plays in creating high performing teams, in particular, the behaviours that build and break trust. Put simply, successful organisations are built on...

Why it’s important to establish a clear team purpose

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31/05/2019 15:57 PM
Why it’s important to establish a clear team purpose Most of us, either in school or throughout our adult career, have been tasked with working as part of a team. While these groups can vary in...

How to Build Trust in Teams

Posted By Jim Houston,
13/05/2019 14:17 PM
In my last article I outlined the relationship between team performance, collective intelligence and trust, based on the research of Drs Dennis and Michelle Reina. In this article I go a step further...

Why Trust Is the Key to Creating Successful Teams

Posted By Jim Houston,
14/03/2019 15:50 PM
Successful Organisations Are Built on Successful Teams As businesses become increasingly global and complex, the bulk of modern work in organisations is team based. It is not just about how people...

4 ways to overcome team dysfunction

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04/03/2019 13:00 PM
“No one—not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses—ever makes it alone,” writes Malcolm Gladwell in his award-winning book...