I am excited to announce that I will be holding two masterclasses in June on high-performance teams.
One is a two-day event with Seth Kahan in Washington, DC on June 11 & 12 and is entitled Getting Change Right through High-Performance Teams. It is a marriage of my work with Seth’s. Tuition is $1500, but you can register for $1,000 until May 15. Read the complete announcement here.
The second is a one-day event in London on June 22 which is entitled, High-Performance Project Planning and Management. Tuition is £495 plus VAT. Read the complete announcemennt here.
Both events promise to be exceptional learning experiences. At these events I will be sharing the outcome of my recent research on high-performance teams. If you participate, you will make some exciting discoveries:
1. You already know what high-performance teams are.
2. You already instinctively know how to create high-performance teams, once the capacity within you to do so is unfrozen.
3. Many people and firms are already creating high-performance teams in large numbers.
4. The improvement in performance that comes from getting into a high-performance mode is dramatic: these aren’t small improvements in productivity—they are differences in scale.
5. High-performance teams usually don’t die of natural causes: they are usually murdered by management.
In short, in these masterclasses, you will learn what you need to do generate and sustain high-performance teams. Because these discoveries are often counter-intuitive and counter-cultural, much of the learning will be experiential. You will actually experience what’s it like to be in a high-performance team, and come to understand how and why it is different, and how you can recreate the experience.
You can preview the content of the masterclasses in a free teleseminar in Wednesday May 6, 2009, at 11am US ET – 4pm UK time. It will be co-hosted by Dr. Bonnie Cheuk. Get the registration details for the teleseminar here.
You can also get a taste of what the masterclasses are about by listening to these mp3 recordings from my opening address at the Smithsonian storytelling weekend last Friday, and a subsequent session with Seth Kahan where the participants discovered that they already knew what high-performance teams are:
Welcome to the conference(1 minute)
Why work sucks(4 minutes)
What are high-performance teams? (7 minutes)
How did high-performance teams emerge?(16 minutes)
Why we need to change the workplace(9 minutes)
Both masterclasses have already begun to fill. I hope you will join me at one of them!