The Q develops Dynamic Teams that benefit Community and enable his Organizations to be Effective
Dynamic Teams are essential to both Communities and Organizations.
A Community exists solely to respond to the human need of its Members to dwell in close Proximity to one another for their mutual benefit
Thus, as a Group, it is a place to berather than a thing that does. Because Community Membership is passive, requiring nothing more than general adherence to law and mores to be in good standing, a Community has no organic means with which to respond to urgent needs or an external threat. Thus, it must depend upon Teams for the provision of security, the seeking of Advantage and the promotion of Virtue. As a result, a Community without Dynamic Teams is at existential risk. Communities, as Groups that be, must be supported by Teams, the Groups that do.
An Organization exists solely to realize its Articulated Purpose
As a Group, it is a thing that does rather than a place to be—its Members need not (and generally do not) live and work in close Proximity. As a result, an Organization requires the support of Dynamic Teams whose intimacy enables them to focus independently on the accomplishment of discrete Missions within the Organization’s overall Articulated Purpose.
Teams share a characteristic with Communities in that (unlike an Organization) a relationship of close Proximity is required between its Members
Teams also share a characteristic with Organizations in that both (unlike a Community) exist solely to realize a specific Purpose through the performance of a designated Task.
TEAM DEVELOPMENT: The formation and deployment of a Dynamic Team.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
- “View your life from your funeral: Looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what wouldn’t you do?”
- “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs–even though checkered by failure–than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
- “Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time…serenity, that nothing is.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
The Buzzard, The Bat And The Bumblebee
If you put a Buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of his ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten or twelve feet. Without space to run, as is his habit, he will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary Bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.
A Bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.
In many ways, there are lots of people like the Buzzard, the Bat, and the Bee. They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations, not realizing that the answer is right there…”above” them…
Have a wonderful day and Don’t forget to look UP!