Individuals Play the Game...
...Teams win Championships
Your strategy is only as good as your team's
ability to execute and perform.
Discover How to Build a Winning Team.
Your strategy is only as good as your team's ability to execute and perform.
Your organization has great talent, but are your people aligned?
Do they share the same vision? Are they moving together towards the same objectives? Or, is there perhaps an elephant in the room?
Developing teams that work as one is what Polarity Consulting is all about.
Inspire confidence, respect, and greatness in your teams.
Build teams where individual strengths are effectively aligned.
Their achievements give your organization the winning edge, consistently.
Our workshop programs facilitate teams in their transition to next levels of awareness, collaboration, and performance.
"Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
"The interventions had a lot of effect. You could see it and feel it. Giving and receiving feedback, making steps individually and as a team. The players started asking for sessions to improve and work together better."
"John’s approach is personal and he cues into the different people in a group. He is not afraid to test and confront people, also not me as a coach, in order to get things moving in the right direction. He knows his place, giving advice and asking questions but being able to step back and support whatever direction might be chosen.
In working with John you are in for a treat! And he won’t back down!!"
Max Caldas, Head Coach of the Dutch Men's Hockey Team
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"Just had our biggest month ever and we've never been so productive at home and abroad."
"So much of the new, bigger, better, badder ACG is thanks to our Team Coach, John van der Steur, who helped us understand ourselves and each other in a whole new way.
Thank you John. Austin is lucky to have you."
Matt Hinsley, CEO Austin Classical Guitar
The Power of Polarities
An Innovative Method to Transform Teams, and Organizations.
Based on Carl Jung's Theory of the Personality
It can feel like a Catch-22. Impossible goals drive teams to burnout. Team members demand connection and support, but focus on relationship leads to lack of performance.
Stress, frustration and disengagement result. To succeed a team needs balance. People push themselves because they want to, not because they have to.
The key to human achievement lies in introspection: Who am I? What am I good at? What do I want to achieve? And how can I get there?
The author describes how he facilitated the team development process for a Dutch Women's Hockey team that won a gold medal at the Olympics. He helped them use stress and frustration as a change agent for high performance.
The Power of Polarities is a guide to the polarities in the personalities of yourself and others. It offers examples, programs, stories and online assessments for getting the results you need. The secret is that paradoxically polarities are intended to harmonize, not polarize.
Before the members of a team can become an integrated whole, they need to explore their personality differences and recognize the value of opposite perspectives.
The ability to explore a problem from various angles is an essential awareness that is created in Teamology 101.
To overcome the obstacles a team faces it needs to define a common purpose, values and objectives. In the process of finding a common ground, the process of giving and receiving honest and respectful feedback plays a key role.
Unity and commitment to each other and a common cause is the outcome of Teamology 201.
Dedicated teamwork is worth its weight in gold. The impact and legacy of your team depend on walking the talk. The journey is just as important as the destination.
In sports and life in general, it is not the best group of individuals that wins a championship, it is the best team.
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