Carlos Valdes-Dapena

Carlos Valdes-Dapena

Carlos Valdes-Dapena is an author, speaker, consultant and the founder of Corporate Collaboration Resources, LLC, an organization effectiveness consulting firm. In Lessons from Mars, he shares his insights from 17 years as Director and Senior Organization Consultant at Mars, Inc.. where he worked with brands like M&M’s, Pedigree dog food and Uncle Ben’s. Before Mars, Carlos was an executive coach and consultant at IBM supporting the top 35 global leaders including CEO Lou Gerstner's direct reports. He began his career in consulting with DDI where we worked with clients like AT&T, Pfizer and General Motors.

What Do You Mean By Teamwork?

Think of all the corporate town hall meetings and newsletters stressing the importance of teamwork. Picture the array of teamwork posters lining hallways and office walls. If teamwork is held up as the sine qua non of good organizational behavior,…