Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Workshop in Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Christopher Meade is a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team workshop facilitator trainer and authorized partner. This team-centered learning experience is based on the New York Times best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni. The program is designed for both new and intact teams and workgroups. It helps teams understand how they score on the key components of the Five Behaviors model: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.
Positive Approach to Team Building
There are five core dysfunctions that many teams face. This team workshop provides a proven strategy on how to overcome them. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team workshop in Chicago, Illinois, is designed to take a positive approach to team challenges and transform how members of truly cohesive teams behave.
Productive and High-Functioning Teams
- Makes better, faster decisions
- Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
- Avoids wasting time and energy on politics, confusion and destructive conflict
- Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and getting buy-in
- Creates a competitive advantage
- It is more fun to be a part of it!
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Workshop in Chicago, Illinois
1. TRUST One Another
When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they can build vulnerability-based trust.
2. Engage in Productive CONFLICT Around Ideas
When there is trust, team members can engage in an unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas and the best solutions come forth.
3. COMMIT to Decisions
When team members can offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions and action plans. Teams learn how to “disagree, yet still commit” to moving forward.
4. Hold One Another ACCOUNTABLE
When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, and there is group “buy-in” to the strategic direction and goals, team members will be more willing to hold one another accountable for delivering against those plans.
5. Focus on Achieving Collective RESULTS
The ultimate goal of building greater trust, mastering conflict, gaining commitment, and embracing accountability is one thing: the achievement of collective results.
Team Workshop Overview
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Workshop in Chicago, Illinois, helps team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively. This facilitated and interactive workshop begins with an online assessment. Then, the team comes together to debrief, discuss, and create a plan of action for moving forward in newfound alignment and strength. Offered in a 4-hour, half-day format, and an 8-hour, full-day event. The workshop includes:
- Research-grounded, online pre-assessment
- Individual profiles
- Participant handouts
- Team reports
- Supplemental training materials
- Interactive facilitated team activities
- Certified team facilitation
- Follow-up resources
Live, Virtual Online Offering
A live, virtual remote Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team workshop is a cost-effective way to develop your team members. Virtuals formats are perfect for smaller teams on a budget and those remote groups outside the Chicago, Illinois, area. When you participate in a live, video-conferencing team session, we share core Five Behaviors content and debrief your team assessments with you. Finally, we help your team set action goals around their team agreements. Our live, virtual team training experience is fast-paced, insightful, interactive, and fun. We use HD video and HD screen-sharing.
Appreciate your prework and passion
Chris, thank you so much! It was a fun day. We had great feedback on the session for our marketing leadership team. We were all so appreciative of your prework and passion in the leadership and the team event! Emily, Senior Vice President, Starbucks Marketing USA; Kyndra, Vice President, Global Marketing, Starbucks Rewards & Partnerships
Tangible. Relatable. Actionable.
It was a great session. I had almost every single leader on my team comment to that effect. I think we’re making progress on getting folks to work together and see the best in their colleagues’ actions. Today was another step on the path to making this team really hum! I thought you did a fantastic job of making our training tangible, relatable, and actionable. Thank you again for your time. Travis, Senior Vice President, ISG Sales, Global Business Operations Dell Computers EMC
Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Workshop Chicago, Illinois, Certified Facilitator and Trainer
Dr. Christopher P. Meade is a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team workshop facilitator trainer in Chicago, Illinois. He is an authorized partner and certified coach. He brings more than 25 years of experience to his role as president and chief training officer at Leadership Alive, Inc.®
Christopher holds a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho in Adult & Organizational Learning with a concentration in leadership. He also holds two master’s degrees and a certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School. He is an author and has published five books and a recipient of the CEO Today Management Consulting Award.
A former business school dean and award-winning MBA instructor, Christopher has coached and trained over 10,000+ leaders and led and facilitated team training for 500+ teams and organizations. Many of his clients reflect some of the nation’s top-tier firms, all of whom have placed their trust in his professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentations and facilitated training engagements.
Some of his clients include Apple, Nike, Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, NFL Detroit Lions, Facebook, Salesforce, Instagram, Sony PlayStation, Cisco, Federal Reserve Bank, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Departments of Treasury, Commerce, Justice, and Defense, Providence Health, Citibank, US Olympic Committee, NBC Universal, Abbott Laboratories, United Healthcare, Marvel, Home Depot, Hewlett-Packard, University of California Berkeley, Emory University, Code.org, and Children of the Nations.
Dr. Meade regularly speaks at leadership events and team training events on leadership throughout Chicago, Illinois, and the United States. He has been a guest lecturer in 15 cities throughout China. He leads and facilitates the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team workshop for teams in the Chicago, Illinois metro area.