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PUBLISHED REPRINTS:
 
1. Measuring Climate to Create A Roadmap - Not a Report Card,
    (The Journal for Quality and Participation, Jan/Feb 1996). 
 
2. The Secrets of Team Facilitation (Training & Development, June, 1995).
 
3. Linking Creativity, Common Vision, and Customer Connection: Synergy for Organizational Competitiveness,
   (National Productivity Review, Autumn, 1994). 
 
4. The Trouble With Empowerment, (Quality Digest, February, 1994). 
 
 
OTHER ARTICLES & TOOLS:
 
5. Change Readiness Assessment 
Assess the readiness of your organization for major change. Identify areas of concern so you can create action plans that ensure the success of any initiative.
 
6. Building Productive Teams  
Discusses foundations for team productivity and success. Offers several models, an example of a team training agenda complete with module descriptions and learning objectives, a detailed outline of the "Productive Teams" training module, and many other tips & tools.
 
7. Developing Internal Consulting Skills: A Competency-Based Approach (Unpublished Manuscript):
Here is a comprehensive competency model for consultants ... internal and external. Full study (over 100 pages) of this empirically developed model that differentiates superior from average performing consultants in terms of thought patterns, motivation and behavior. Study consists of motivation profiles, behavioral profiles, skill differentiators, and assessment tools. Co-authored by the Consultant Resource Center & Pfizer, this paper includes topics such as: a skill overview; a competency model overview; social motivation theory; thought/behavior model; power & influence.
 
8. Facilitator Self-Assessment:  
This self-assessment tool is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your personal facilitation tendencies - which greatly affect how you interact with the groups you facilitate. It will help you identify your "comfort zone" as well as areas that you tend to avoid. By using this information in a self-development capacity, you will be able to build a more flexible intervention style and broaden your ability to provide interventions that are aligned with the individual needs and capabilities of specific teams. 
 
9. Team Performance Assessment: 
(This tool is in an electronic format so it can be distributed and completed via e-mail). Create a baseline of team performance with this assessment tool that measures member perceptions in the areas of goals, roles, communication, meeting effectiveness, decision making, problem solving, conflict management, and teamwork. Use results as roadmap for improvement strategies. Re-administer every 6 weeks to measure team progress. 
 
10. Stages of Group Development Assessment:  
The purpose of this assessment is to measure the degree to which specific behaviors occur among team members, and plan interventions accordingly. The group behaviors measured in this assessment are based. Stages of Group Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing. This assessment is designed under a slightly different conceptual model than Weber’s, in that it is focused on measuring the degree to which specific group behaviors associated with different stages are simultaneously present, rather than attempting to identify a particular stage and label the team as such.  
 
11. Problem Solving Profile: 
The purpose of this quick assessment is to measure the dimensions of "Climate" and "Technical Expertise" as they relate to the environment for problem solving. Offers discussion including how to enhance the climate for problem solving as well as a structured problem solving model.
 
12. Group-Based Influence Style Assessment: 
This assessment measures the degree to which one uses specific styles of influence in group situations. It offers attributes and examples of five influence styles as well examines the relationship between influence and learning styles.

13. Meeting Effectiveness Checklist:  
This 40 item assessment measures fundamental aspects of meeting effectiveness including meeting management, goals, roles, communication, decision making, problem solving & conflict management.
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