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I bet you didn't know there is an "I" in Team.

We’ve been drilled on it, there’s no “I” in the word “team.”  But when we look around the table at our teams we most certainly see the "i's", the individuals – bright, beaming, motivated and marching in one direction or several directions. 
When the best discussions happen, when productive conflict is stirred, we see eight (or six or ten) individual spotlights on the issue at hand.

A cohesive team doesn’t change those spotlights into one or shut down some in favor or others, but it does get them pointed in the same direction.  

We need every strong and skilled individual spotlight. 

A cohesive team is behaviorally unified,after maybe starting off as not-so-much.   
It’s important to know and understand the “I’s” on the team because it leads to the trust that is required for full debate and conflict, which then leads to unified commitment.

Thefive behaviors of a cohesive teammodel gives us a program for moving a group of individuals to higher results. In addition to gathering everyone’s assessment of the team’s performance we useEverything DiSC ®, a tool that helps build effective team communication and relationships.  Individual DiSC profiles allow participants to learn about their own DiSC style —

D: Dominance, i: Influence, S: Steadiness, and C: Conscientiousness

and discover how each style brings value to the team.

There are “I’s” in a team and they need to understand each other to build the trust that is the foundation for results.