Good teams come together to perform at the task at hand. They don’t have to be cohesive units socially (though, it can be nicer when team members “click”). Teams do ‘need to share a common vision and communicate effectively. Tim often works with teams on becoming more accepting of different personalities (frequently using the Myers Briggs assessment), helping team members learn to communicate directly, and working with folks to be assertive (balancing a direct style with one that considers other peoples’ needs). Sometimes, the capacity for empathy on teams can be boiled down to self-regulation; it’s hard to see beyond our own narrow viewpoint unless we’re in a good spot psychophysiologically. Along with other skills, this can be trained. Contact Tim to set up a one time workshop or an ongoing training, customized to meet your needs.
About the Author: timothyherzog
Tim holds Masters degrees in both counseling/sport psychology and in clinical psychology, and a Doctorate in counseling psychology. He has worked with high performers at several universities (including the US Naval Academy), an elite sports camp (IMG Academies), and with US Army personnel (Center for Enhanced Performance at Fort Lewis). Tim gives workshops for sport psychology practitioners, coaches, and athletes for many organizations including the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, USA Gymnastics, and US Sailing.