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Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! What is Holding You Back from Surpassing Your Goals? Business. Legal. Life.

Informed…Not Simply Outraged. 

Attorney. Author. Humorist. Professor. Award-winning International Strategic Leadership Innovator, Courtney Elizabeth Anderson, J.D., M.B.A., M.S. (, is "The Workplace Relationship Expert" ™ , executive director of the International Workplace Relationship Council, and practices the "Joyful Art of Business!"™ around the world. 

Leading workplace relationship policy expert who has advised various domestic and international entities including Boeing, Cirque du Soleil, The United States House of Representatives and Wal-Mart. Media appearances include: BusinessWeek, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, FOX News, Cosmopolitan, CNN International, USA Today, CNN - HLN, The Christian Science Monitor, HuffingtonPost, Sorbet magazine (Dubai) and many more. She has worked for global clients in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Africa (South Africa), Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India), Australia and Europe (Italy, The Netherlands, Spain).

"Solutions…with Courtney Anderson!" is a weekly show that delivers pragmatic concepts and tools that will permit you to surpass your goals!


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Nov 21, 2014


SHOW NOTES: In this episode our topic is, "When Team Building Turns Into Team Destruction."

In this show we discuss A Stone* of Solutions™ including:
1) You can't force teams to bond.
2) Why do you think that you need teams to bond?

3) Functional teams function.
4) Dysfunctional teams do not function.

5) Team Building is a REWARD for FUNCTIONAL TEAMS.
6) Read number 5 again. 
7) Team Building transforms Performing Teams into High Performing Teams. Team Building does not positively impact teams that do not function (as they have no existing foundation to build upon).
8) Lack of leadership is the reason for dysfunctional teams (of managers, supervisors, HR, executives, etc.). 

9) Problems caused by leadership must be solved by addressing leadership (not team building).
10) First, address leadership problems to create an opportunity for a functional team.
11) Second, assess the team to determine if they are functional or dysfunctional.
12) Lastly, Functional Teams are REWARDED with Team Building (indoor, outdoor, on site, offsite, retreat, or of the type that most meets the existing functional team expectations of a REWARD).

13) Dysfunctional teams are not a team (due to [...]


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