Category Archives: Professional Development

Stage 4: Performing

Congratulations! If your team reaches the performing stage you deserve a pat on the back! Not all teams reach this stage and typically teams don’t stay at this stage forever. However, performing teams are capable of being highly productive and … Continue reading

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Stage 3: Norming

Many teams, and I’m sure you have been on a few, never make it past the storming stage. It’s typical with teams that as new tasks and goals present themselves, the team may lapse back into the storming stage. However, … Continue reading

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Team Development Stage 2: Storming

Ahhh…conflict.  It’s unavoidable in working with teams, and Stage 2 of Tuckman’s Model of Group Development- Storming- is often characterized by this conflict. STAGE 2: STORMING WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: The purpose for the team is becoming more clear, but … Continue reading

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Team Development Stage 1: Forming

You may recall from last week, we began our conversation about Tuckman’s Model of Group Development (forming-storming-norming-performing-adjourning). For a group to perform successfully it is critical that they advance through each of these stages. Not every team advances through all … Continue reading

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Tuckman’s Model of Group Development

In the 1960s-70s Bruce Tuckman debuted the Tuckman Model of Group Development which asserts that teams progress toward various stages during their progression from inception to functioning.  In this model, as teams mature and increase in ability, the leader changes … Continue reading

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Helping Yourself (and Others) Reframe Conflict

no Ahhh conflict!  Personally, I adore conflict…live for it even.  There is nothing I would rather do than have conflict with another human being! Lies!  To be honest, the first time I had a significant conflict with a volunteer I … Continue reading

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So, I’ve Been Thinking…

Just kidding.  I haven’t been thinking…I’ve been doing.  I’ve been doing, and I’m way overdue for some thinking time. Let me explain. We had an RSA meeting this past Monday, and as I sat down to write my usual report … Continue reading

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