Scaling UP! H2O

045 The One That Brings Your Team Together

Our theme this month is team building. The last episode demonstrated how well a business can run when the team comes together. So, this episode helps us build a team to get there.    

Our guest today is Rick Packer of the Table Group. The Table Group is Pat Lencioni’s company, author of the Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Rick has years of experience working with companies and making their team more functional, Including Chick Fil A. Rick helps us explore how to bring a team together but more importantly why we need to bring a team together.

Rick brings over 20 years of experience to his partnership with The Table Group.  His global consulting clients are CEO’s and executive teams comprised of talented individuals with strong personalities.  Rick’s clients love his flexible approach in tackling difficult issues and making sure all team members are accountable to both individual and team commitments.  Rick specializes in CEO succession, large privately-held and family-run organizations, and building better relationships between executive teams and board of directors.

Currently, Rick works regularly with CEOs and executive teams in quickly and effectively applying the concepts related to organizational health. His clients span a broad spectrum of various industries, including consumer goods, health care, and insurance.

Prior to partnering with The Table Group, Rick worked for CompuServe and Maximum Impact.  At CompuServe he experienced an excellent standard in corporate culture that continues to drive his passion for developing high performance organizations. At Maximum Impact he worked alongside author John C. Maxwell developing leadership solutions for global clients. Rick holds an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of Dayton, and executive education credentials from Stanford, College of Business.

In addition to his work with consulting clients, Rick serves on the Table Group Practice Advisory Board where he advises on practice-wide strategic direction. At his church, Rick volunteers with middle school students and is an Elder at North Point Ministries. He also serves on the board of directors at Growing Leaders. Rick and his wife Kristy are blessed with raising three daughters. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.



Exciting News on the Scaling Up! H2O website [02:40]

Industrial Water Week [07:25]

Mini Episode for IWW [08:00]

Submitting your question and be played on air [09:15]

How to build our teams better? [13:30]

How to be better at work? [15:12]

Getting rid of dysfunctions [16:45]

Importance of the “TABLE” [17:15]

What is the most important organization in our lives? [17:55]

What is a business fable? [21:30]

What is the “Advantage”? [23:57]

Four discipline of a healthy organization [25:53]

Creating Clarity [30:03]

Overcoming the dysfunction of a team [46:53]

Clarity enclosure [48:50]

Peer to peer accountability [52:12]

Collective Results [1:00:00]



“Two requirements for #SUCCEESS: You have to be #SMART and you have to be #HEALTHY. ” – Rick Packer

“Why does the organization exist beyond making money?” – Rick Packer

“A #TEAM creating #CLARITY together is #ESSENTIAL.” – Rick Packer

“Conflict in the absence of trust is just office politics.” – Rick Packer

“We need to rely on our colleagues to be successful.” – Rick Packer

#TIPSfromTRACE : Without way in there is no buy in.” – Trace Blackmore

“Our core values: #Integrity, #TeamWork, GAS (Give a stuff), #SolutionOriented, #Attitude. What’s your core values?” – Trace Blackmore


Connect with Rick Packer:


LinkeIn: in/rickpacker


Links Mentioned:

The Table Group – The HUB

The Table Group – Organizational Health

The Table Group – Team assessment

Patrick Lencioni Video Library


The Table Group – Sample Core Values


Books Mentioned:

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues: A Leadership Fable

Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable

The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars

The Three Big Questions for the Frantic Family: A Leadership Fable

Leadership and Self-deception

The Cure

Beneath a Scarlet Sky


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