Extreme Team Building: Surviving an Ocean Crossing

Stephanie Evans (21.Apr.2018 at 09:00, 45 min)
Keynote at Longhorn PHP Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Teamwork is easy to dismiss as a groan-worthy buzzword, but when you’re racing across the brutal North Pacific, thousands of miles from land, teamwork is all you’ve got. Dysfunctional team dynamics will strangle communication, putting your goals and your team in jeopardy. In this session, you’ll discover the most important lessons learned on a punishing, 6000-mile race across the ocean: how to put the team before the individual, how to trust and be trusted by your teammates, and how maneuvering through a 100mph squall is a lot like maneuvering through a project meeting.

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Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 09:49 by Darren Wright (29 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Excellent talk and message.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 09:51 by Chris Holland (13 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fascinating and informative

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21.Apr.2018 at 10:03 by Stephanie Evans (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Slides available here!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 10:23 by Eric Poe (85 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Sailing as a metaphor for teamwork. Well done!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 10:26 by John Vernier (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Loved the talk!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 10:42 by Philip (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

great talk. thank you for posting the slides too.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 13:06 by Douglas Abernathy (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Stephanie used her experiences gained during an oceanic sailing expedition to discuss key issues in identifying obstacles to team project success. Her talk was among the highlights of the conference despite having no "technical" content as most of the conference presentations.

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 14:18 by Daniel Kadosh (9 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fascinating story about sailing across the Pacific Ocean, and great summary of the "5 Dysfunctions of a team" book. I had taken a brief course on that course before, and still learned new tips from Stephanie -- thank you!

Rating: 5 of 5

21.Apr.2018 at 16:14 by Jason McCreary (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Excellent story from which we could draw clear lines to our everyday team interactions.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Apr.2018 at 10:44 by Eoghan O'Brien (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fantastic story, very funny and entertaining but also inspiring without being preachy.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Apr.2018 at 19:56 by Ed Barnard (76 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The slides with their delightful self-deprecating humor ensure complete credibility for the message. It's a brilliant concept to begin with, using the adventure of a lifetime to introduce and teach team-building skills.

I hope you keep the "Easter egg" in the slide deck. It was perfect, being in the section about accountability (i.e., mistakes) immediately after reefing and handing the sails.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Apr.2018 at 21:24 by Nicholas Vahalik (18 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk! Even high-pressure environments can be a conducive place to build a team up.

Rating: 5 of 5

23.Apr.2018 at 18:39 by Donald Scott Brown (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk and message around teams and how to be successful.

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