This is the second blog post about the book The PRIMES by Chris McGoff. Author McGoff says “The PRIMES show up every time people join up in groups to solve problems, drive change and transform systems.” There are 46 PRIMES, so there is a lot covered in the book and it’s all great.
But I know that people are time-stared and may shy away from reading a whole book. When I recorded this video book review of The PRIMES, I decided to offer the checklist below as a way to take the “PRIMES” concepts and immediately apply them to actual situations you may be facing in your work group.
Check out the list below. Are any of these team challenges cropping up in your project teams? If so, buy The Primes: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem then use this roadmap to help you get started.
|Someone on your team is talking behind another person’s back.|
|There is a culture of not being able to say “no”, even though the request is unreasonable.|
129 – 131
|New ideas keep cropping up after you’ve scoped the project, threatening to jeopardize project the deadline.|
123 – 125
|Somebody on your team is not performing to standard. You need to talk with him/her about it.|
|A team member didn’t keep his/her word about a promise made. Now what?|
137 – 139
|A member of the team is slowing down the process with a lot of questions because “I just want to be sure we do the right thing”. How do you determine if when to move on?|
157 – 159
|Do you know the one rule you can’t break when you lead a team meeting?|
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for the purposes of reviewing it. It passed muster with me so I’m sharing this information with you. Also, it would be a real drag for the Feds to show up and haul me away, so I’m following the rules set forth by the FTC. Some of the links in the above post are affiliate links, meaning if you click on the link and purchase the item (looking is free), I will receive a commission. Hey, a girl’s gotta find a way to cover her blogging habit, right?