Carlos Valdes-Dapena: The Counter-Intuitive Key to Better Teams

Mission Facilitators International
Jan 12, 2021
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Carlos is a speaker, author, and consultant 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, Inc.

In this episode, Dean Newlund and Carlos Valdes-Dapena discuss:

  • Negotiation skills are used in collaboration.
  • How to build an effective team.
  • Mindful and conscious interaction.
  • Creating value through collaborative work and non-collaborative work.


Key Takeaways:

  • Make the workplace a location where we can truly be ourselves and still have great, productive relationships with others.
  • Get to know your co-workers through meaningful work that requires you all to commit to the outcome you want to create.
  • Build teams virtually with meaningful motivation and a way to feed the soul.
  • Practice mindfulness through the use of individual and group intuition.

“Trust is a valuable component of team effectiveness, but it is not the foundation.” —  Carlos Valdes-Dapena.


See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I

Connect with Carlos Valdes-Dapena:  

Website: http://www.carlosvdapena.com

Email: carlos@corporatecollaboration.com


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlosvdapena/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crvdapena

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-valdes-dapena/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL46hrmqVfQEvdXELtsPSoFvjlZIXMDoK0

Podcast: https://www.carlosvdapena.com/podcast 


Connect with Dean:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgqRK8GC8jBIFYPmECUCMkw

Website: https://www.mfileadership.com/

The Mission Statement E-Newsletter: https://www.mfileadership.com/blog/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deannewlund/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deannewlund

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MissionFacilitators/

Email: dean.newlund@mfileadership.com

Phone: 1-800-926-7370