The idea of “developing people and teams that work” began as a company statement for organizational consulting firm Lord & Hogan LLC, founded in 1990. But over the 35-year career of Lord & Hogan LLC founder Dan Hogan, something shifted.
Through his work as an organizational development coach, performance consultant, and Certified Master Facilitator, the company’s mission also became his own. Leveraging his personable but results-oriented consulting style, Dan devoted his career to transforming dysfunctional work relationships into positive, supportive bonds.
Today’s Vision & Mission: Right-Minded Teamwork for Everyone
RMT Motto: The Right-Minded philosophy is founded on two universal truths: Do No Harm, Work As One. None of us is as smart as all of us.
Audio Clip – Listen to the Right-Minded Teamwork Myth Short Story
We are advocates for and provide practical “work as one” team-building methods and facilitation tools and processes for everyone, everywhere, forever.
The Goal: Improve Team Member Working Relationships
As a consultant and facilitator, Dan advocated for the individuals and managed teams he served, highlighting the equal importance of strong team member relationships and solid business systems and processes to overall business success. His efforts spoke for themselves as his clients began to notice results.
Almost overnight, teams were more productive. There were fewer day-to-day interpersonal issues. Project management efforts were finally back on track. Their teams were achieving their goals.
After being stuck for so long, things were moving forward… smoothly. As one client said, “Dan has the unique ability to hear confusion and bring clarity. He has helped me, our team, and our organization to move to the next level.”
The Right-Minded Teamwork Model: A Legacy
Not only did Dan’s efforts deliver consistent, powerful results (gaining him many long-term clients over the years), at a higher level, his work also positively impacted the practice of behavioral change management.
Over the course of his career, Dan refined his ideas, eventually creating his own proprietary tools, processes, and strategies. No longer an active facilitator himself, Dan’s ideas and contributions are now available on his website as highly effective tools for other team facilitators and team leaders around the globe.
Of all his models and creations, Dan’s biggest accomplishment was the development of his Right-Minded Teamwork (RMT) model, which perfectly assembled all his tools and processes into a single, streamlined approach.
By first bringing the team together under a unified set of goals, then providing tools for teams to explore, understand, and work through their underlying concerns, Right-Minded Teamwork provides teams with the opportunity to address unproductive behaviors in a safe, non-condemning way. Focusing on acceptance, forgiveness, and self-adjustment among teammates, Right-Minded Teamwork directly addresses and resolves the root cause of even the most difficult teamwork situations.
At its core, Right-Minded Teamwork is a continuous improvement loop for small and large groups; it has been proven to work with teams of all sizes. No matter what team challenges or interpersonal issues are happening, RMT has the power to correct them.
Over time, Dan refined the RMT concept. Eventually, he went on to publish his first book, Right-Minded Teamwork: 9 Right Choices for Building a Team That Works As One, in 2013 and was updated and republished in 2021.
In 2021, he published In this short story, we will meet three characters: Reason, Ego and the Decision-Maker. Each plays a key role in creating or destroying teamwork.: The Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Team That Works Together as One. The Ebook is FREE
The RMT Myth is a short, simple story. It follows three characters: Reason is a mythological character and symbolic guide who shows you how to think and behave in a Right-Minded way. As your Right-Minded teacher, Reason helps you differentiate and choose between Right-Minded and wrong-minded attitudes and behaviors., Ego is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive., and you, the The Right Choice Model uses the term “Decision-Maker” to describe the part of you that chooses to listen to Ego or Reason.. The myth illustrates the Right-Minded Teamwork philosophy, sort of like an aspirational What you believe is your thought system. Pause and reflect on this truth, and above all, be thankful that it is true..
The RMT process is a set of interconnected, team-building methods that together form a self-perpetuating, continuous improvement system. These RMT methods are presented in seven other books published in 2022.
After directly serving over 500 teams in seven countries AND creating lasting tools and resources that will go on to support countless additional teams, leaders, and facilitators on every continent, Dan Hogan has left a legacy to be proud of.
The End Is Always a New Beginning
With work behind him, these days, Dan enjoys a more leisurely schedule in retirement. But he still strongly believes in his work and has occasionally been known to allow past clients, team leaders, and other facilitators to pull him briefly out of retirement. On these rare occasions, you’re likely to find him once again traveling the world to consult or teach his Right-Minded Teamwork model, always with a smile on his face.