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We help organizations build emotionally intelligent teams, emotionally intelligent leaders and develop employees who want to commit to their teams and produce results! Leadership must understand and inspire the development of social and emotional intelligence in each team. Every employee needs to feel a commitment to his or her team or teams and that the commitment is reciprocated. No matter how powerful your organization's vision is, your leadership team has to inspire passionate commitment in each team and individual to be effective. Build Collaborative Intelligence™ through understanding your teams’ and leaders’ strengths and weaknesses and through strategically developing their emotional and social effectiveness to gain measurable results.

We coach and train leadership and provide team building through focusing on the seven behaviors of success every team needs. Your team can take our TESI® measure to learn specifically what strengths to maximize and what weaknesses to address.

Teams CAN develop their skills.

We tailor our team interventions to meet your specific needs. Based on our decades of consulting experience in working with teams, we’ll work with you to diagnose the team needs, prioritize our action plan and assist your teams in moving to greater levels of success. Call us with a challenge to see how we can help convert it to a capital opportunity!

Collaborative Intelligence™

Collaborative Intelligence™ is a powerful result experienced by leaders, teams and organizations when they invest in the ground work it takes to reach this pinnacle of success.

Speaking on Teams and Leadership

Collaboration involves working with one or more people in order to achieve a resilient result. Intelligence is the ability to learn facts and skills and apply them well.

Our book, The Emotionally Intelligent Team, sets forth the Collaborative Growth Team Model by identifying the seven core skills needed to understand and develop the behaviors of team success. Those seven are team identity, motivation, emotional awareness, communication, stress tolerance, conflict resolution and positive mood. These seven skills are the dimensions of team emotional and social effectiveness (ESE). We define ESE as the ability to recognize and manage your own emotions and to recognize and respond effectively to those of others. It includes understanding your social community from the “big picture” point of view and the ability to direct change and to adapt to that change.

When teams are doing well in applying many of these seven skills, they move to the next level of operational success and experience the four highly desired results of empathy, trust, loyalty, and better decisions. A team that is highly engaged achieves the significant lasting benefits of sustainable productivity and emotional and social well-being.

As your team moves through the dimensions of this model, the synergy of Collaborative Intelligence™ is fired up. Collaboration is a composite skill that emerges from the masterful use of ESE skills. The members of a football team collaborate when they huddle and agree that they will each do their part to execute a particular play. In the middle of the play, except in the face of an unexpected opportunity, the fullback won't decide to change the play because he'd prefer to run the ball rather than block! Team loyalty is unquestioned. When your team collaborates, team members take time to explore alternative answers and find a solution that integrates the wisdom of the team. It takes more time up front, because the team invests in listening to one another, to thinking things through, and to coordinating responses with genuine respect for one another. Collaboration pays off big time as you and your team progress. Your self-discipline and collective intuition will make the future much easier to navigate because teams that coordinate their ESE skills naturally act with Collaborative Intelligence ™ .

This set of blended competencies is the birthplace of synergy. Teams tap into their shared memory and individual capacities to maximize their knowledge, problem-solving capabilities, and resilience. They respond with agility to the fluctuating emotional and social contexts of the team and the organizational dynamics. The correct blend of ESE skills is the rocket fuel that propels your team to achieve its full collaborative capacity.

Your team exists in order to solve problems, to make decisions and get things done. When a team applies the seven ESE skills, your decisions are more long-lasting. This result occurs because the members communicate, have fun and engage in creative conflict sufficiently to test possible solutions and find the best answers. In fact, this result of better decisions is a natural consequence from the collaborative process that promotes the synergy of creative and tested decisions. As this happens, we invite you and your team to notice that you are operating with Collaborative Intelligence™ .

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We have experience speaking and training on emotionally intelligent teams and related topics worldwide. Our presentations are designed for the length of your program. Competencies built for Teams and Leadership include: Leading Change, Being Results Driven, Building Coalitions, Conflict Management, and Team Building.

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Building Collaborative Intelligence™ Through Team Emotional and Social Intelligence

Speaking on Teams and Leadership Based on the TESI and the Collaborative Growth Team Model, this presentation gives teams and their leaders the opportunity to strategically understand the seven behaviors of success for a team. As these seven develop, teams expand their capabilities in developing trust, empathy, loyalty and better decisions. Teams discover that this is a continuous growth process. As teams learn how to build these four benefits they enjoy sustainable productivity and emotional and social well-being as a team.

Resolving Conflict with Sustainable Results Through Team Emotional and Social Intelligence
When teams develop the seven behaviors of success they change conflict from an often scary threat to true opportunities. As they build their skills, take time to understand one another, communicate for success and enhance the can-do atmosphere, productivity is a natural result. That makes it sustainable instead of forced. Teams and their leaders explore the seven core skills required of strong teams and how to apply them to resolve conflict.

Connect the Dots….. Team Emotional and Social Intelligence and Productivity
It takes more than technical capacity to succeed in today’s increasingly complex world. In 2003, the Harvard Business Review wrote:

In hard times, the soft stuff often goes away. But emotional intelligence, it turns out, isn’t so soft. If emotional obliviousness jeopardizes your ability to perform, fend off aggressors, or be compassionate in a crisis, no amount of attention to the bottom line will protect your career. Emotional intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is the key to professional success.

In this presentation we present the Collaborative Growth Team Model as a powerful strategic path to team success – and that means emotional and social well being for the team and its members as well as sustainable productivity for the organization.

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The Emotionally Intelligent Team

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Team Building

Team building calls for engaging the team in a process that begins with their willing buy in.  The team leader and the team need to feel respected and empowered to assess current performance with good data including from their TESI results and performance data, strategically evaluate alternative next steps, such as through a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis, establish and implement next steps. Teams can improve their engagement, but they need to want to and to feel it is possible and adequately supported.  Through decades of experience, Collaborative Growth is highly experienced in support successful team development.
We build emotional and social intelligence in leaders and teams with a strategic emphasis on results. Our book, The Emotionally Intelligent Team, together with our Team 360 measure TESI® will propel your team to understand its strengths and weaknesses and target powerful strategic enhancement. The rich combination of emotionally intelligent leaders and emotionally intelligent teams creates an organization operating with Collaborative Intelligence™.

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TESI provides team information. Because teams are made up of individuals, teams perform much better when individuals focus on understanding and developing their own emotional and social intelligence. The best way to do that is to work with the EQ-i® and the EQ 360® or similar other tools for individual EI development and with MBTI or Emergenetics for information on personality preferences. Individuals and teams are both more successful when they combine different yet related data.

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