OCTOBER 2019

Building Conversational Capacity to Address Conflict in Today’s Work Teams

Work teams progress through four basic stages of development: Orientation, when the team is just starting out; Dissatisfaction, when conflict inevitably arises; Integration, as team members begin to learn how to work with each other; and Production, when the fine-tuned team is achieving its purpose and goals.

“The ability to balance candor and curiosity is particularly important in the Dissatisfaction stage of team development, where conflict is higher, misunderstandings are more prevalent, and the risk to team cohesion is greater than in any other stage,” says bestselling business author Craig Weber.

 
 
 
 
Team Leadership Program Now Available
 

Unleash the Power of We with
Blanchard’s New Team Leadership Program

Do your leaders know how to unleash the power of their teams? With employees typically working on five or six teams, having strong team leaders who know how to build high performance teams is more important than ever.

Blanchard’s new Team Leadership training program teaches your leaders how to provide clarity, manage conflict, and break through barriers to move the team forward quickly and successfully.

 
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Webinar on Addressing Team Conflict
 
WEBINAR
Addressing Team Conflict: 3 Keys to Facilitating Difficult Conversations
October 31, 2019

Bestselling business author Craig Weber shares three essential skills L&D professionals should focus on.

 
 
Client Spotlight - Wageworks
 
CLIENT SPOTLIGHT
Customizing Leadership Training at WageWorks

With a geographically dispersed workforce, WageWorks needed virtual training options. The company created the acronym RISE—Reach, Inspire, Serve and Empower—for its leadership training curriculum.

 
 
 
Podcast
 
PODCAST
Marcus Buckingham on Nine Lies About Work

Bestselling business author Marcus Buckingham points out some basic assumptions about work that research shows are just not true.

 
 
Research
 
NEW RESEARCH
High Performance Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Work

New survey results identify key focus areas for L&D professionals looking to create or enhance their team training programs.

 
 
Training for Trainers
 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
Training for Trainers

Blanchard’s Training for Trainers (T4T) sessions prepare leadership, learning, and talent development professionals to roll out learner-centric designs like The SLII Experience.

 
 
 
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