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"What is a Team?"
Just like "What is Coaching?" this is another good question! As with Leadership, we often have our own personal images of this somewhat vague and nebulous question? Wikipedia defines a Team as, "a group of people or animals linked in a common purpose" (aren't we all?).
We might have an image of a group that we have known, or a team that we aspire to be a member of. At one point all of us have been involved with a team in one way or another; but if you have ever been involved with a great team, you know the difference. Isn't that what we would all prefer, to feel the passion co-created by a great team instead of the flat existence of one that's not?
Development vs. Building
At Natural Discoveries we view Team Development as more than just Team Building. We view development as an on-going learning process that involves individual and team growth that continues well beyond the initial building of a team.
We believe that Leadership and Teamwork are the result of many core skills, all of which emanate from the individual. Although "Leadership" and "Team" have a plural sense, they are rooted in the individual. We design each of our events as more than fun activities in great locations (even though they are fun and great locations!). Participants are active and dynamic co-contributors. Our techniques provide hands-on experiential learning so you can make your own discovery as well as understand the intent behind the activity. Our programs interplay with a whole system philosophy. By guiding the "Individual", we help you contribute your own genius which best supports you and ultimately any team. Our goal is to help you explore new ways to thrive, not just learn different ways of doing.
A story of four people. Is this your Team?
"This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did. Somebody got angry because it was Everybody's job. Everybody knew that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Somebody wouldn't do it. And Everybody blamed Somebody because Nobody did what Anybody could have done."
Check out the links to the left to explore some of the areas of focus in more detail.