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January 31, 2024

Good Goal, Bad Goal - Three Tips

Watch the 80-second video. Here's the transcript: A good goal is like a steering wheel. It lets you or your team move toward things that are positive and away from things that aren’t. At least that’s what happens when you pick a good goal. But sometimes we pick bad goals. Ones that are unattainable or just not that
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August 29, 2023

The Hazard of Leading with Your Preference

As a team leader, you have lots to do. You have goals to meet and people to manage. You have to make assignments, clarify roles, communicate, fix problems, build systems, track trends, set strategy, and put out countless large and small fires along the way. Oh, plus your own work.
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July 11, 2023

5 Popular Problem-solving Approaches and the Thinking that Powers Them

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book, Good Team, Bad Team: Lead People to Go After Big Challenges, Not Each Other, written by FourSight partners, Sarah Thurber and Blair Miller When our son got his first corporate job, he discovered the workplace was full of competing problem solving processes (e.g.
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May 5, 2023

Understanding the ROI of FourSight Training on Innovation and Leadership

Two years after training, the organization could still measure the positive impact. In 2013, Brett Richards, PhD wanted to test his new culture survey, which measured an organization’s growth potential. He found willing participants at Sheridan College, one of Canada's largest colleges. Nearly a hundred administrators
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March 7, 2023

Choosing the Right Team Building Activity for Optimal Team Performance

Building a good team is harder than it looks. People’s personalities, approaches, backgrounds, and styles don’t always line up. In fact, they don’t usually line up. If your team struggles to collaborate (and most teams do), team-building activities can help. But what’s the best team-building approach for your team?
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February 13, 2023

Understanding the Significance of FourSight Colors in Creative Thinking

The FourSight colors were chosen deliberately, if not exactly scientifically. Here’s why we chose blue for clarify, orange for ideate, green for develop and red for implement.
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January 31, 2023

Navigating Team Dynamics: What to Do When You Have No Clarifiers

What happens when your team's thinking preferences are really lopsided? When I was in grad school, everyone in my class took the FourSight Thinking Profile.
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December 22, 2022

Understanding Burnout in ER Doctors: The Role of Thinking Preferences

Burnout rates among physicians almost doubled. Is it the hours? The stress? Or something else entirely?
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September 28, 2022

The Untold Insights of Integrators in Team Dynamics

The thinking profile that risks “losing their own voice,” has plenty to say. They may just have a hard time saying it to you.
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