FIRO-B Executive Team Workshop

Herding Cats

Some executive teams gel well. Some fight like cats and dogs. Some sit quietly and don’t say much, until they’re in the hallway and the boss isn’t listening. No matter how much they may disagree with one another at meetings, executives are usually united in their disdain for training about interpersonal and group dynamics. The FIRO-B is a tool executives like because it doesn’t waste their time. It leads the conversation quickly to the areas causing the greatest conflict and confusion: who’s in charge, who’s on first, who’s in and who’s out, who’s too bossy, who’s too passive, and why isn’t the leader more [fill in the blank]?

Our executive team workshop provides four levels of learning:

  • Individual insights: Exploring how team members interact with others, what disappoints and derails them, and what others appreciate about them and resist from them
  • Relationship compatibilities and tensions: Discovering where there are disconnects and opportunities for misunderstanding, resistance, and conflict, and what to do to improve communication
  • Team profile: Determining how to make the most of the team’s strengths and bolster the team’s weaknesses
  • Organizational impact: Discussing how the team’s profile might affect the rest of the organization. Is the team insulated and out of touch? Does anyone outside the team know what the team is doing? Conversely, is the team too easy for powerful outsiders to influence?

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