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Teamwork: Bottling the Champagne of Sparkling Diversity

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

 Here’s an idea to help you enhance the productivity of  your teams.

More than 49 million bubbles in a bottle of champagne

           Dom Perignon. Uncork a bottle of that champagne and you uncork the vitality, the effervescence, the bubbly genius of innovative teamwork that we can still learn from today, more than 300 years after the Benedictine monk invented his namesake champagne and virtually created the FIZZ BIZ –the champagne industry.

       Before Dom Perignon there was only the fizzle biz where champagne would quickly lose its bubbles (carbonation) and its taste.

       How did the  famous winemaker from the Champagne region in northeastern France use his leadership and teamwork skills to become the first winemaker to produce and maintain more than 49 million tasty bubbles in every bottle of champagne that no doubt has tickled the noses of most world’s leaders for the last century or more?

      After careful research –tasting Dom Perignon over the years at many a leadership toasts (hey, tough work but someone’s got to do it)—and studying the history of the Fizz Biz long before the Cola Wars – I’ve discerned at least three insights from Dom Perignon on innovative teamwork that might work in your organizations too. Continue reading