Most team-building programs have a problem. They do not address or resolve a team’s real issues and work challenges.
The Right Choice ModelThe model is a teaching aid that helps your team choose a set of unique, “right” teamwork attitudes and behaviors. More is a practical, effective, real-world, team-building tool. It teaches teammates how to address and resolve actual team issues in an accountable, productive way.
Is This Book for You?
This book is written for team facilitators, team leaders, and teammates who want to create powerful, effective, Right-Minded teams that do no harm and work as one.
What Is This Book About?
This book and the Right Choice Model will guide you to create a team of productive, supportive, Right-Minded teammate allies focused on creating customer satisfaction.
Dan Hogan, co-creator of Right-Minded Teamwork, explains how the Right Choice Model produces real team results.
When difficult team problems occur, teammates have two options: 1) become an ally, or 2) become an adversary. When you are an adversary, you are a victim or a victimizer, always pointing the finger at others. This kind of behavior forms the lower loop of the Right Choice Model, which describes the ineffective cycle of wrong-minded victimization.
When you choose to be an ally, you work collaboratively with your teammates to achieve team goals. You demonstrate positive and accountable work behaviors – the upper loop of the Model, or the cycle of successfully addressing problems using Right-Minded behavior and accountability.
The Right Choice Model also contains an important, Right-Minded question for teammates to use when difficult situations arise. It is:
“How did I create, promote, or allow this difficult situation to happen?”
In addition to details about how and when to use this question to address team conflict, this crucial question can be printed and distributed to teammates as a physical reminder (look for the printable Right Choice cards template that comes with this book). These cards also include the definition of Right-Minded accountability on the back, giving teammates a tangible way to remember and apply the Right Choice Model to make positive, team-oriented choices.
This book explores the Right Choice Model and the key concepts behind it. It contains three approaches for integrating it into your team.
For more, watch this short video where Dan Hogan, co-creator of Right-Minded Teamwork, explores the team and customer benefits of the Right Choice Model.
Everything You Need to Get Started Is Here!
This package contains these downloadable files:
- Ebook: PDF, 194 pages – How to Apply the Right Choice Model in Your Team
- Ebook: ePBU, 194 pages – How to Apply the Right Choice Model in Your Team
- PDF: 28 pages, How to Apply the Right Choice Model – Reusable Resources
- PDF: Printing Instructions – Cards & Poster
- PDF: Right-Minded Teamwork Choice Model 8×11 Inch Poster – Front & Back
- MS Word Doc: Right-Minded Teamwork Choice Model 3×4 Inch Cards – Front
- MS Word Doc: Right-Minded Teamwork Choice Model 3×4 Inch Cards – Back
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Praise for the Right Choice Model
“I’ve used the Right Choice Model for 20+ years and still live by the process today in my professional and personal life. It’s a great way to kick-start a new team or invigorate a seasoned one.” – Ken McCall
“I’m looking at a Right Choice Model poster in my office as I type this and appreciate you bringing this into my career and personal life. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about this Model or share the principles.” – Jacob Gros
“I have been using your Right Choice Model in most of my workshops since 2005. I enjoy it, am inspired by it, and find it very useful. For team-building activities, Right Choice is definitely highly recommended.” – Teca Pedro
“I can tell you without a doubt that my team and I use the Right Choice Model all we can and we LOVE it! Our team has really grown and achieved a lot through the program.” – Cindy Thomas
What Is “Right” in Right-Minded Teamwork?
Right-Minded Teamwork (RMT) is a business-oriented, psychological approach to team building where acceptance, forgiveness, and adjustment are teammate characteristics, and 100% customer satisfactionCreating 100% customer satisfaction is a primary goal of Right-Minded Teamwork. More is the team’s result.
The concept of “right” in Right-Minded Teamwork and the Right Choice Model has nothing to do with right-brain thinking or right-wing viewpoints. It is about what your team, together, decides is “right” for you. Your team’s preferred way of being and behaving, identified as a set of collective teamwork choices, defines your team’s Right-Minded attitudes and work behaviors.
Another RMT book, Reason, Ego & the Right-Minded Teamwork Myth, illustrates the origin of the Right-Minded Teamwork philosophy and Right Choice through the tale of three characters, ReasonReason 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. More, EgoEgo is the negative, wrong-minded teacher who continually tells you how difficult the world is and how you must constantly fight to survive. More, and the Decision-MakerThe Right Choice Model uses the term “Decision-Maker” to describe the part of you that chooses to listen to Ego or Reason. More. Simply put, teammates are encouraged to follow Reason’s path to onenessOneness is a psychological state of mind. It can be described in many ways using phrases such do no harm, and work as one. Separateness is its opposite. More and shared interest instead of following Ego’s disastrous advice to seek separatenessOneness is a psychological state of mind. It can be described in many ways using phrases such do no harm, and work as one. Separateness is its opposite. More and prioritize selfishness. Following Reason is the Right Choice every time.
New to Right-Minded Teamwork?
For more on the philosophy behind RMT, check out the FREE ebook, Reason, Ego & the Right-Minded Teamwork MythIn this short story, we will meet three characters: Reason, Ego and the Decision-Maker. Each plays a key role in creating or destroying teamwork. More: The Philosophy and Process for Creating a Right-Minded Teamwork Works Together as One. It provides a comprehensive introduction to RMT’s ultimate, real-world, team-building philosophy and process.
A Note from Dan Hogan, Co-Creator of RMT
As I write this, Right-Minded Teamwork is, to my knowledge, the only model of its kind. However, I pray it is not unique. I hope one day real-world methodologies like RMT become the prevailing team-building approach around the world.
I’m optimistic this future is on its way because I know I’m not alone in wishing for it. Though I’m now retired from active facilitation, for decades, I served teams around the globe as a Certified Master Facilitator. I repeatedly heard my clients express the same desire I had: That this kind of approach to team-building would become commonplace, for the betterment of everyone. They were changed by our work together and what they learned, and many of them went on to share RMT’s concepts and principles with others.
Through them, the ripple effect began. Through you, it can continue. Together, with the help of RMT, we will build teams that do no harm, get work done, and work as one.
Dan Hogan –
Thanks for teaching us about our two choices [in the Right-Minded Choice Model]. It clearly shows me that I have two choices: I can either be a victim of the world I see, or I can be accountable and change the way I respond to every seeming difficulty that happens. Thanks again. I now feel more in control of myself! Robin H. 2015
Dan Hogan –
I actually have [the Right Choice Model] card pinned with magnets to my file cabinet, and I refer to it routinely to coach myself and others in difficult situations. It has helped us to create a positive attitude in our teamwork. by Dave Jenson 2012
Dan Hogan –
I have a Right Choice Model poster in my office and a card in my wallet that I use frequently when managing conflict and providing coaching to others. It is a valuable tool that has made my job and personal life easier. by Danny Boyd 2014
Dan Hogan –
I’m looking at a Right Choice Model poster in my office as I type this note and appreciate you bringing this into my career and personal life. I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think about this Model or share the principles with someone. by Jacob Gros 2016
Dan Hogan –
I have been using your Right Choice Model in most of my workshops since 2005. I enjoy it, am inspired by it, and find it very useful. For team-building activities, Right Choice is most definitely highly recommended. by Teca Pedro
Dan Hogan –
I’ve used the Right Choice Model for 20+ years and still live by the process today in my professional and personal life. It’s a great way to kick-start a new team or invigorate a seasoned one. by Ken McCall 2013
Dan Hogan –
I can tell you without a doubt that my team and I use the Right Choice Model all we can and we LOVE it!! Our team has really grown and achieved a lot through the program, and we continue each week in our meetings to utilize what you have taught us. by Cindy Thomas 2015