How to Build High-Performing Collaborative Teams | Carlos Valdes-Dapena | Episode 140

Carlos is a keynote speaker, author, and organization development professional with over 30 years of experience supporting global corporations, including Mars, Inc., and IBM. He has written two books on teamwork: “Lessons from Mars: How One Global Company Cracked the Code on High Performance Collaboration and Teamwork”; and “Virtual Teams: Holding the Center When You Can’t Meet Face-to-Face.” Both books are based on original research Carlos conducted during his 17 years as an internal consultant at Mars, where he worked with iconic brands such as M&M’s, Snickers, and Wrigley’s gum.

Currently, Carlos is the Managing Principal of Corporate Collaboration Resources, LLC, an organization and group effectiveness consulting firm specializing in creating and sustaining cultures of collaboration. His clients have included Maersk, J&J, Mars, Inc., and The World Cocoa Foundation. In addition to his writing and consulting, Carlos has presented and offered workshops at numerous conferences including the Midwest Technology Leaders Conference, the North American Organization Development Network, The Conference Board and the Organization Design Forum.

Topics

During this interview, Carlos and I discuss the following topics:

  • His background and story
  • How to structure a team for collaboration immediately
  • 6 practices to build strong teams
  • How to establish and run high-performing virtual teams

Guest Resources

If you are interested in learning more about Carlos’  resources be sure to check out the following links:

 


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