Teams that Cross the Highest Bar, not the Lowest Common Denominator

Guest: Jim Ritchie Dunham

For people working in groups, we have often seen the group perform to the level of the lowest common denominator. This conversation provides a high-level framework for leaders to refine their approach to increasing team effectiveness by leveraging the concept of “room to roam.” Room to roam looks at five key variables we believe are the foundation when looking at leadership successful performance in groups. The five perspectives are: 1. Leadership maturity 2. State development 3. Years of experience 4. Mindfulness 5. Ability to identify and “co-host” or build on the perspectives in the room This conversation explores the five perspectives in greater detail as well as the idea of “co-hosting” as a tool to change the way the group works. Another critical element of group functioning is the agreements they have with one another on how they operate.


Jim Ritchie Dunham

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Connex Executive Insights, Health Care Leadership, International Leadership Association, Leading with Care, Team Effectiveness


Group Performance, Leadership Maturity, State Development, Leadership Performance, Effective Leadership