the Collaborative Content (2018)

Content Plan

This plan is subject to change based on the needs of our members.  The Schedule is posted below the plan.

Jan Why Establish the who, what, and why of our work.
Feb Goals Set and communicate goals, metrics, and celebrations.
Mar Best Practices Internalize the value of having and complying with Best Practices.
Apr Job Instructions Write Job Instructions for On-the-Job Training. (1)
May Measure & Monitor Display goals (Plan), metrics (Do) to monitor (Check).
Jun Coaching for Improvement Engage team members to adjust the (Act).
Jul Job Methods Using simple questions to find and eliminate the most obvious wastes. (1)
Aug A3 Problem Solving Use rigorous problem solving techniques while sharing the story with stakeholders.
Sep Strengths Adopt a new paradigm that mobilizes strengths instead of improving weaknesses. (2)
Oct Blind Spots Understand how emotions hijack behavior and cause ripple effects. (3)
Nov Trust Build trust in the team so they know what they can count on. (4)
Dec Conflict Master conflict leverages team trust for the greatest advantage in problem solving. (4)


  1. Job Instructions and Job Methods are integral in the Training Within Industry movement that enabled the immediate response needed for women who went to work during World War II.Notes:
  2. Based on the work of Gallup and their Clifton Strengths Finder assessment.
  3. Based on the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) work by Daniel Goleman. Travis Bradbury has also produced an Assessment in the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0.
  4. Trust and Conflict are the first two characteristics of great teams based on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.