team-connect 3


This, our most comprehensive, far-ranging solution to truly complex business challenges, is ideally suited for Executive, VP and often Director-level teams. It includes 4 to 6 sessions with the team members, and usually spans 6 to 12 months.

Topics intensively dealt with include alignment around the team’s purpose, and articulating, and understanding the team’s desired culture.

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Leadership teams need support when:

  • Implementing a new strategy
  • Merging with another company
  • Launching a new product or service
  • Integrating a new CEO or other top leader

 team-connect 3 HELPS THESE TEAMS BY:

  • Creating common purpose and vision
  • Strengthening relationships
  • Identifying & activating behaviors that drive a positive culture
  • Increasing trust and accountability

Experience and Outcomes

team-connect 3 is the our most comprehensive team development solution for complex business challenges of senior leadership teams, including C-suite, VP and Director-levels.
  • Understand both current and desired states by interviewing:

· Team leader · Human resources partner · Team members · Key Stakeholders

  • Observe team meetings and interactions to understand how behaviors are impacting the environment.
  • Leverage relevant engagement, retention, and performance data with stakeholder expectations and feedback.
  • Leverage our deep Connect the Dots’ expertise, proven approach, and assessment tools to design a team development strategy that meets the team’s specific needs.

  • Share trends and best practices that directly apply to team’s objectives.

  • Conduct a comprehensive gap analysis with current and desired state data.

  • Deliver a series of facilitated sessions that create an action plan that includes debriefing with team’s leader to support the team’s objectives and address its challenges.

  • Align with organization’s talent development strategies and partner with internal HR as themes and gaps emerge.

  • Coach team leader to create environment for change and support desired outcomes.

  • With our proprietary team-connect survey tool, we’ll measure and track both the group’s and the individuals’ commitments to support the action plan.

  • Team leader receives a roll-up of progress against all commitments.

  • Team members get in-depth feedback with individualized reporting.

  • Team leaders receive a comprehensive executive summary after each session, any survey data collected, detailed notes, and a project summary with recommendations at the end of the engagement.

  • Organizational partners receive an impact report with a summary of actions and outcomes.

Team-connect Solution Guide

Teams News & Updates



Brenda will be part of a panel discussion with Washington University colleagues Andrea Kressel, Cynthia Marich, and Philip Payne, Ph.D. The panel topic is: The great disconnection: What leaders in academic medicine need to know and do to engage and develop talent.


Recent years have served as an accelerator for organizations to transform traditional workplace norms to more holistically support today’s workforce. Organizations can no longer argue that productivity decreases in the hybrid setting. Skilled knowledge workers in a healthcare and academic setting are in demand; if they are not entrusted to personalize and adjust their workdays, they will go elsewhere. To manage effectively, Peter Drucker writes, “means to face up to the new realities. It means starting out with the question, ‘what is the world really like?’ rather than with assertions and assumptions that made sense only a few years ago.”

Learning objectives:

  • Define leadership traits and competencies needed for successfully managing today’s academic healthcare workforce, including managing ambiguity and instilling trust in colleagues and employees
  • Address gaps that exist in much of the academic health workforce to support professional development and career transitions
  • Provide current academic healthcare workforce data to support how to lead today’s knowledge workers
  • Discuss tools that align most effectively for a hybrid workforce



We are pleased to partner with Val Ries, author of Chief Inspiration Officer, to offer a Management Mastery Class for developing your leaders.  We hosted a webinar to review the details of the program and offer pilot pricing.  We are looking for a few qualified organizations to launch a pilot in early 2023.

Please check out the recording for more information and feel free to reach out with any questions.


We are excited to show our newly developed Real Leadership Solutions Video!

Connect the Dots Managing Director Erika Lamont says: “We developed this short video to provide our clients and prospects with a quick overview of what we do and how we do it. We think it will serve as a great conversation starter.”

Our team-connect Survey Process


We start with thoughtfully diagnosing the team’s current culture by using available data, assessments and interviews.

This provides the team leader with a clear view of what is getting in the way of the team’s success.

We design a series of structured team sessions that:

  • Share the team culture analysis
  • Give team members the opportunity to talk through both processes and behaviors that need to be addressed
  • Productively provide feedback to one another
  • Develop both team and individual commitments that will lead to the team’s desired state


Measure progress by leveraging CTD’s team-connect Survey to:

  • Drive accountability and measure progress by collecting team feedback specific to one another’s engagement and behavioral change
  • Provide the team’s leader with a clear understanding of what he/she and the team need from each other to enable and support the team’s success
  • Share team and individual survey result reports