Dario Richards is a communicator, trainer and strategic thinker who is passionate about people and organizational development. Over the last 7 years, these skills have led him to over 15 countries across 4 continents, training and facilitating leadership and team development and providing innovative strategic solutions for organizations. Dario is the co-founder of the Inspire Leadership Solutions Group where he focuses on strategic growth and product development. As a result, he has developed numerous tools and materials for training both NGO’s and private companies. He is also a Senior Intern (Research Analyst) at the
Caribbean Center for Development Administration (CARICAD), where he is able to live out his passion for Caribbean development by focusing on public sector transformation across the region.
Presentation: D.R.E.A.M. Team- Building High Performing Teams in a Caribbean Context
Historically, the phrase, “Teamwork makes the Dream Work,” has been synonymous with team building strategies. However, history debunks the one hundred percent accuracy of that statement. A group of people, committed to working together, with equal effort does not guarantee success. What I have found is, team work only makes the dream work, when you work with a dream team. In other words, success is not solely dependent on the work ethic of the team but also on the quality of the individual team members. Only dream teams can really achieve dreams.
As a result, my talk would be focus on highlighting the qualities of a dream team by extracting principles form the 1970 to early 1990’s West Indies cricket team who dominated the world for 15 years. The West Indies team was intentionally chosen, to not only provide principles but also inspiration for other Caribbean people to see global success has been achieved in our region before so it can be done again. The word “DREAM” will be uses as an acronym to capture the principles.
1. To equip participants with the core principles and practices of a high performing team.
2. To empower team leaders with the knowledge to build high performing teams that maximise the potential of their organisations.
3. To encourage participants based on the success of the 1970’s to early 1990’s West Indies cricket team.