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6 months after a 3 hour session with his leadership team, a TOP TURN-AROUND CEO reports immediate and sustained results:

  • “50% increase in mutual appreciation among my team” so that valued leaders want to stay
  • “30% increase in mutual understanding” so that they reach alignment swiftly
  • “80% improvement in my leadership team’s ability to communicate productively and constructively under pressure” so they’re nimble, responsive, and take action

When Joe Mc Swiney — CEO of SOG Knives — called, he had a newly formed executive team faced with an aggressive business development timeline. He needed them to bond quickly, collaborate effectively, and drive a communication culture. “I want us to fast-forward to highly effective and having fun,” he said. Two and a half years later, he describes the results this way.

“You kneaded out the tension in the bonds between the team. Got us to chill out and see each other more as people and comrades vs resources and opponents. [It helped me as the CEO by] making the team more mutually approachable and open to relax to allow creativity to rise and fear to subside.”

Joe’s never seen anything like the training we offer. “It was a thought provoking, assumption challenging experience that opened the windows to the real us… Your approach was a lot easier to host and got to the point faster [than traditional team building]. Totally different.”

Imagine what that could do for you.

1 team : 3 hours : just the beginning.


MOMENTUM | AGILITY | INNOVATION | SUSTAINABILITY


Leaders like you succeed or fail on one thing — their team.

What if…

  • SEARS had legendary INNOVATION?
  • KODAK had legendary VISION & RISK TOLERANCE?
  • WELLS FARGO had legendary STRUCTURES & VALUES?
  • ENRON had legendary LEADERSHIP & INTEGRITY?
  • NASA had legendary COMMUNICATION UNDER PRESSURE?

Importantly, each of these companies fell victim to self-sabotage. If they’d had stronger teaming, things would have gone better for them.

When your team employs the comprehensive Culture-Operating-System for creating legendary teams, your team delivers:

  • INNOVATION
  • VISION
  • LIVED VALUES
  • LEADERSHIP & INTEGRITY
  • COMMUNICATION UNDER PRESSURE
  • And… ENDURING, GROWING PROFITABILITY

What if your team flowed with those legendary qualities?

You’re here because you’re a broad-minded, forward-looking leader who cares about your team and about your company’s future. 

You LOVE your team, and your vision for the future. And you are hell-bent on legendary success.

You know that when your team isn’t aligned, they don’t perform. When they don’t perform, your customers lose interest. Then you lose revenue. The future fades.

Meanwhile, folks in your workforce now value culture more highly than compensation. That means if you want to keep them, they need to feel safe being themselves. They need to trust their leaders in order to stay engaged, to bring their best, and to stick around.

Why are legendary teams and legendary cultures so hard to build? Because you’re focused on the product, the service, the future.

Likely, you don’t have a coherent, comprehensive, systematic approach to culture building to help you get there.

A healthy team culture means:

  • People are engaged and fulfilled, so they stay and deliver. (Check it out.)
  • When they stay, they perform. Revenues and profits rise.
  • People are aligned. Waste and costs decrease — profits rise by over 20%. (see?)
  • Quality improves. Customers cheer. Revenues and profits rise.
  • People are more aware of the big-picture. They see changes coming. So, together, you can see around corners and adjust strategy to be where the future is headed just as it arrives (look). Prophets profit. YOU ENDURE!

Enter TEAMIFICATION — your new Culture-Operating-System for creating legendary teams.

You’ll thrive under pressure.

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HERE’S WHY CEO’s LOVE TEAMIFICATION from THE YES WORKS:

Can’t compete on SALARY & PRESTIGE with the big guys?

ATTRACT & RETAIN TALENT with legendary TEAM COHESION.

Worried about team dynamics, conflict, and other people problems?

DEVELOP LEADERSHIP behaviors at every level of the organization, in EVERY INDIVIDUAL.

Wondering what to do with a remote or hybrid workforce?

Improve MANAGERS’ SKILL & EFFECTIVENESS so they deliver results.

Concerned about innovative competitors coming up from behind you?

Cultivate an INNOVATION & PROBLEM SOLVING CULTURE.

Have to hold your nose to implement some of the HR “best practices” in your handbook?

MANAGE RISK & LIABILITY without eroding TRUST AND GOODWILL on your team.

 

“Alright already,” you’re saying. And we’ve said enough about WHY CEO’s love TEAMIFICATION.

You’re either intrigued, or you’ve already stopped reading.

The solution is communication. It’s coherence. It’s systematic. It’s TEAMIFICATION 1, 2, 3.

1) PREPARE THE SOIL: Systems & Structures

2) PLANT THE SEEDS: The hearts and minds of your team

3) WATER THE GARDEN: Leadership skill

 

“It’s like you’ve given us a culture-operating-system for everything we do. It’s how we collaborate and operate. It’s in the language we speak together. Our culture got us through COVID.”

– Joe LeRoy, CEO of HopeSparks