JMReid Group Blog

Beware of the Book First People

Posted by John Reid on Oct 19, 2018 4:44:30 PM

Many training companies begin with a book.  A thought leader, a researcher, someone with passion and dedication takes their energy and writes a book. They focus on dysfunctional teams, leadership principles or driving sales performance.  So far, so good. 

Read More

Topics: high performing teams, insight, training design, learner engagement, curriculum design, training book, learner-centric

Sympathy Gets a Bad Rap: The inauthenticity of empathy

Posted by John Reid on Aug 1, 2018 1:27:24 PM

Empathy has been a hot topic. Wherever you go in the learning space—from preschool to the boardroom—teachers and leaders are stressing the importance of empathy. The growing number of millennials in the workforce have changed the emotional make up of our corporate world. They are, rightfully, pushing for greater authenticity, meaning, and transparency from the companies they work with. This renewed focus on empathy, however, falls short of its optimistic intentions.

Read More

Topics: brain science, coaching, communication, leadership, change, resilience, trust, teamwork, vulnerability, high performing teams, cooperation, understanding, mindfulness, relationship

Eat or Like the Oatmeal – The Use of Leadership Authority

Posted by John Reid on Jul 6, 2018 3:00:00 PM

I met with a newly minted leader and long-time colleague, who is both highly collaborative and highly engaging. He cares about his people in a visceral way. I congratulated him on his promotion while warning him that there was the potential for him to fail due to a blind spot in his approach. I stated that he may fail the eat the oatmeal or like the oatmeal challenge.

Read More

Topics: brain science, coaching, communication, leadership, trust, teamwork, high performing teams, cooperation, understanding, learner engagement, sales, relationship

Building Trust builds High Performance Teams

Posted by Alain Hunkins on Jul 30, 2017 6:26:25 PM

One of the biggest challenges leaders face is transforming a group into a team.  A group is a collection of individuals who work separately to achieve an outcome.  They typically don’t share a meaningful purpose or collective work product.

Read More

Topics: leadership, trust, teamwork, vulnerability, high performing teams

JMReid Group Blog

Fresh insights for a changing world

Want to tap into your participants' natural passions?  We should talk. Book some time with us here

What differentiates JMReid Group from all the other training companies?

  • We are learner-centric. They are the star of the show, not the facilitator.
  • We make learning authentic by understanding your context, culture, and strategy.
  • We stay current on neuroscience, social science, and psychology to bring you the latest and greatest thinking in the field.

Subscribe to Email Updates