by Greg Robinson and Mark Rose
In today’s world, the need for groups to consistently tap into the collective intelligence present in the team is more and more important. This requires teams to move beyond cooperation, goodwill and consensus and be able to challenge individual and collective assumptions to see new alternatives. This book provides a simple model to understand how teams move past the mediocrity of consensus to innovative thinking that comes with Collective Learning. The purpose is to help facilitators move experiential learning beyond the traditional notion of teambuilding. Teambuilding has become a catchall phrase for helping a group get more comfortable with one another and develop trust. Using experiential learning to develop the attitudes and skills to continually learn provides real hope for creating fundamental change in the way teams function.
“A full course meal for facilitation that has a lasting effect; a unique combination of why (the theory), what (tools) and now what (the learnings and behavior changes needed) for improved processing of experiential team based learning—my congratulations to the chefs.”
Matt M. Starcevich, Ph.D.
CEO, Center for Coaching & Mentoring, Inc.
“Facilitating teams is an awesome responsibility. This book has a number of well thought reminders and new lessons I now incorporate into my training sessions. I especially like the hands-on instruction for making the theory come to life. It is refreshing to know the “why” behind the “what” and then be able to put it into action with the powerful experiential activities.”
Founder, DoingWorks, Inc.
“Robinson and Rose have put together a very useful read for facilitators and leaders who want to challenge themselves to get better at what they do and encourage their groups to do the same. The valuable tools and activities in Teams takes us from thinking to doing - helpful wisdom for a New Generation.”
Chris Cavert, M.S.
Author, Trainer, Facilitator
“Beyond ‘quick-fixes’ and ‘how-to guides’ Greg and Mark continue to plumb the depths of what facilitating real change in ourselves and others might mean. To this end, their new book can be viewed as a valuable resource for the seasoned facilitator as well as those new to the field. I think this book might best be described as … a gift.”