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There’s No ‘I’ in Team

….but of course if you look closely you will find the word ‘me’. Here at Zeitgeist we do a lot of work with building high performing teams and of course many of us are familiar with Tuckman’s model around team dynamics or Lencioni’s excellent book on the dysfunctions of teams and there are a myriad of other books and papers on the subject because as humans we tend to arrange ourselves...

An Excessive Need to be Me

Few things can discredit a leader faster than being perceived as phony. Sometimes, leaders will say what they don’t believe or they sugarcoat the truth so people hear what they want to hear. While these words may appeal to their aspirations, they’re really adopted for appearances. They’re window dressing for cultures that still operate in rigid and ineffective leadership models. A...

Alone Again

Astronaut Al Worden was once proclaimed the “most isolated human being”. Let us explain. Al Worden was one of seven men that undertook the role of Apollo command module pilot. When their colleagues were cavorting on the lunar surface collecting rocks and dust to bring back to Earth, these command pilots were left in the Moon’s orbit, all alone and at times, 3,600 kms away from their team...