Reading People and Groups


Would you like to increase your Influence with the key people in your life?

Have you ever wondered why some people are so action-oriented, while others wait and reason everything out? Or why some people just run when conflict arises? This is your opportunity to understand the characteristics and typical behaviors that everyone displays, and learn how you can expand your ability to work as part of a group while valuing individual differences.

The LIFO® training session begins by helping you to understand your basic orientation to life and work, as well as the orientations of those that you interact with on a daily basis. You can rely on new knowledge that shows your basic orientation to life- what we call your “personal style”- or strengths, and you can learn new skills to maximize to your effectiveness in communicating with others.

LIFO® Training focuses on what’s positive about leaders, teams, and individuals. The LIFO® Method teaches you how to unlock the hidden potential of individuals and teams. LIFO® describes four orientations to personal behavior: Supporting Giving, Controlling Taking, Conserving Holding, and Adapting Dealing. These styles are presented along a low to high range scale and individuals most likely have a personal style that embraces a variety of these orientations. You are not boxed into a label, but rather your behavior flows among them given the circumstances of daily life. The program also shows your behavioral styles under stress. By fully understanding and learning how you can use and expand the use of your styles under different circumstances and with different people, you can enhance your professional career.

A one-day training program will allow you to explore how you can make more of your strengths and minimize ineffective behavior. During the session, participants will learn how to make decisions, deal with stress, implement personal growth plans, manage time and create an environment where you can feel rewarded and encouraged.

This is a unique opportunity to focus on you and expand your core abilities. Don’t miss out!

How the Drexler Sibbet Team Performance Model came about

We have been using the Drexler Sibbet Team Performance Model for over 25 years. It’s been an amazing help to the teams and organizations with whom we have worked. Often I am asked about the history of the model and about Allen Drexler and David Sibbet. Below is a lecture done by David Sibbet which tells the story in his words. It’s worth watching as it explains the model while discussing how it came into being.

The Drexler Sibbet Team Performance Model


We have made use of this model for over 25 years. It’s the most comprehensive team model out there. The model uses simple and direct language to describe the journey teams make on the way to high performance and beyond.

The value it brings to leaders is a visual statement that describes the seven stages of team development along with three keys for each stage. The keys give an easy to understand summary of the issues team members must face and then resolve on their way to high performance.

Using the model creates a structured way to hold meaningful dialogue about where the team is now, and what can team members do to enhance their productivity. The model makes it easy and simple to identify what has to be done and by whom. It also makes clear that team development is everyone’s business.

If you have any questions about it’s use or about how you can become certified in using the Drexler Sibbet Team Performance Mode in your work, ask us about joining our guild. We help both external and internal consultants learn to use the model and integrate it into their consulting practice.

Our Relaunch

Happy New Year and welcome to our new site! This year promises to be exciting for us, new offers, new affiliates, new ways to meet, new tools for you to try, and a whole new way to present information to you.

Our brand intent is to create a vibrant community of collaborators dedicated to delivering real results in real time.

We have worked at creating a very strong relationship with the Schutz Group and are proud to integrate their materials with our original designs.

We look forward to working with each of you.

Rob and Chris McNeil