The Power of Groups

Recently, I read a quote by Margaret Mead:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

There are so many quote reflecting the notion that the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts.  But we tend often to be siloed in our companies.  So for today my question is, where can you collaborate? brainstorm? foster teamwork?

If you are on a team that is not functioning at maximum capacity, where can you become more thoughtful, committed citizens and begin to row in the same direction?

rowing crew

Often mistakenly attributed to John F. Kennedy is a similar notion:  “A rising tide lifts all boats.”  Often in our nation, we value independence over asking for help, support and teamwork.  But that is the hard way to do things.  My challenge to you today is to find your team (even a team of 2).  You may not change THE world; but you will change your world and accomplish so much more than you ever could alone.

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Cami McLaren

is the owner of McLaren Coaching. She has been coaching professionals and leaders since early 2008. She runs Transformative Coaching Essentials, a coach training program that produces first rate Professional Coaches and "Coach-Style Leaders." She coaches individually and works with organizations to improve communication, time management, productivity and ultimately bring greater results.

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