4 Characteristics of Great Teams

Leading Blog

This year at the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, Team New Zealand beat the defending Oracle Team USA. What made their victory possible was a new team with a new approach. Great Teams Serve Each Other. Team New Zealand operates as a team. Great Teams Innovate.

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Don’t Tolerate Dysfunctional Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Chris Edmonds: Two key indicators of a healthy team are that they are productive (getting tasks done to standards, on budget and on time) and effective (working together with a minimum of drama.) Self-Serving Team Members Where do we learn to be selfish? Chris Edmonds teams teamwork

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How to Accelerate Team Learning

QAspire

A team’s ability to learn quickly is at the heart of adapting to constant changes. In fact, it seems that constant learning is the only key to agility as a team and organization.

What Makes a Team Great

QAspire

Last week, during an internal team event, we organized an interesting activity. Team members were asked to form a human chain by holding hands. The team that passed hoop across in least time would win. The hoop signified challenges and issues that a team faces.

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Three Kinds of Remote Teams

Kevin Eikenberry

As the co-founder of The Remote Leadership Institute, having worked with a wide variety of leaders and organizations with remote teams, and as a leader of a remote team myself, I believe thinking about the type of team you lead is important.

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Stages of Team Development and Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Teams move through predictable stages of team development, but how quickly and easily they progress depends on how well the needs of the team are being met during each stage. Teams don’t always move smoothly, and sometimes they can get stuck.

Give Your Team Hope

Joseph Lalonde

You need to give your team hope. And that’s why leaders must give their teams hope. They have to give their team hope that the future is going to be bigger and brighter than the present or the past. How To Give Your Team Hope. That gives teams hope.

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How the Benefits of Team Vision Can Revitalize Your Team

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Has team performance been less than spectacular lately? Has team energy been waning? It might be time to rekindle your team vision. Sometimes teams assume that their vision will continue to guide them, and they can get caught in team drift without realizing it.

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7 Indicators Your Team Is Dysfunctional

Ron Edmondson

Chances are, if you’ve served on very many teams, you’ve served on one which is dysfunctional. There are no perfect teams. If you have been on a dysfunctional team you’ve probably seen one or more of of the common traits. Again, there are no perfect teams.

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share About Team Building (with video)

Let's Grow Leaders

This month’s festival is about team building. Leaders need to adjust to the skill and abilities of the people, and don’t expect new people to fit into the team exactly as those doing the job previously. In Are You a Team Player ? Most of us do most of our work in teams.

Creating Real Team Alignment

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I wrote about the importance of seeing opportunity in your team and what you can do to help your team see opportunities as well. I ended by telling you that the way to create that opportunity view was by creating a definiteness of purpose across all members of your team.

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8 Reasons Why Teams Fail

Lead Change Blog

We use the word team so often that it has almost become a garbage can word. Everything is a team. We have our department team, our sales team, our whole company is called a team, and we have even called the guys who meet every Friday night a team.

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Six Things Great Leadership Teams Do

Great Leadership By Dan

Chris Edmonds : When I consult with executives on crafting a high performance, values-aligned culture, one of the first things I do is to examine the effectiveness of their leadership team. Whatever that team is called - an executive team, a leadership team, a management team, etc.

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Team Alignment Is For the Birds!

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Do an Internet search for team alignment and you’ll find plenty of articles – why your team needs to be aligned for superior performance, how to align your team, and what alignment looks like. And you’ll see images like these to depict high performance teams.

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7 Ways Great Team Members Perform On A Team

Ron Edmondson

I love team dynamics and organizational structures. I have written many times about what makes a healthy team, my expectations of team members, and elements to build health into your team. But, how does a great team member perform on a team?

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Everyone Needs A Team

Joseph Lalonde

Your Life Deserves A Team. When I think back to elementary, middle, and high school, I remember the teams I had. They weren’t people on a sports team. Rather, my teams were support teams. We were a team. In high school, my team changed.

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Handling Conflict on Your Team

Women on Business

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The Fuzziness of a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

Clear communication is vital for healthy teams. Some things are actually fuzzy on a healthy team. Here are 3 areas of fuzziness on a healthy team: The lines of authority are blurred. But, on healthy teams, rules are designed to enhance, not limit growth.

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How Leaders Encourage Cooperation on a Team

Ron Edmondson

Leader, do you want people to cooperate on the team you lead? All leaders want their teams to cooperate. It builds stronger teams when people aren’t on islands to themselves. Significantly impacts the future of the team or organization.

Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams

Linked 2 Leadership

Teams are made up of individual leaders who bring their own strengths and personality into the mix. While some tasks can be handled by one individual, we all know that teams can create wonders. >>> Coaching Corner Leading & Developing Other Leaders Professional Development Team Building Leadership Building Strong Teams effective working teams High Potentials High power Teams Inspiring Teams team building leadership

10 Easy Phrases Which Point to a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to be a part of a healthy team? I think there are values we can strive to attain which can help make our teams healthy. Let’s be honest, in team dynamics – just as in relationships – there are seasons when things are better than other times.

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Team Building Exercises for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

True leaders already know the team building exercises that will make the team strong and loyal and will help that leader to inspire his team to do great things. Yes everyone is an individual but when you are part of the team there is no room for “I.”

Propel Your Team To High Performance

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

What is a high performance team? –> a team that produces outstanding results, where everyone works in synchronicity, appreciates each other’s contributions, and is proud to be a member of the team. Research has revealed the characteristics of high performance teams.

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12 Ways to Make Yourself A Valuable Team Member

Ron Edmondson

He wanted to know how he could set himself apart and make himself a valuable team member. 12 ways to make yourself valuable as a team member: Be an encourager of others on the team. Be humble and purposeful in adding value to the team. Church Leadership Team Leadership

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Don’t let team drift run your team aground

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

You might be suffering from team drift and not know it. The same thing can happen to teams. The post Don’t let team drift run your team aground appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Team Effectiveness High Performance Teams Team DriftWe’ve all heard stories of individuals who wake up one morning and wonder how they had drifted so far from their original hopes and dreams.

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5 Ways to Boost Team Collaboration and Business Results

Women on Business

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Three Simple Ways To Build Your Team

Kevin Eikenberry

If you lead a team, at some point you have likely wondered what you could to help the team grow closer and more cohesive. Team building” isn’t the holy grail of […]. Personal & Professional Development Teambuilding team building

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Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The post Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Team Effectiveness culture develop winners Internal development

Building Commitment on Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

They’ll step in wondering just what kind of commitment they can expect from you, and many will wonder if they can measure up to the standards on your team. Guest post from by JV Venable: Any man or woman you hire will come on board with a measure of uncertainty.

Develop The Talents Of Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

So, you’ve assembled an amazing team of go-getters. The awesome team you’ve assembled has stopped growing. It’s in this moment you realize you’ve failed to do something crucial to the success of any team. Develop The Talents Of Your Team.

4 People Every Successful Businessperson Needs on Their Team

Women on Business

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6 Competencies Your Sales Team Must Master

Let's Grow Leaders

” 6 Competencies Your Sales Team Must Master. That’s why so many companies are moving away from traditional sales roles and teaching their teams to be “consultants,” “strategic partners,” and “solutions architects.”

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3D Team Leadership

Coaching Tip

Three major pitfalls that severely limit a team's potential to be effective. The first pitfall encountered is that leaders and companies promote an entirely "there is no "I" in teams" ideology. In essence, those who endorse this approach expect individuals to sacrifice their own interests and goals for the good of a team. Employees now often balance charters from multiple teams, receive evaluations and rewards based on different metrics.

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7 Common Elements of a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

What fosters team spirit? What makes a healthy team? Most of us understand that progress towards a vision is more possible if a healthy team is working together. That’s part of serving on a healthy team. Here are 7 common elements of a healthy team: Clear strategy.

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Who is Coaching Your Team?

Linked 2 Leadership

Who is Coaching Your Team? This is even more crucial for your customer facing teams, such as sales, customer service and marketing. To use a sports analogy, you are the owner and or general manager, but who is on the field and in the clubhouse leading the team?

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Five Tips for Hiring Remote Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

Putting the right people on the team is a foundational component of our success; after all, people who aren’t the perfect fit will lead to teams and individuals who may struggle mightily and never reach their potential. Hiring is one of the most important roles of a leader.

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Building Your All-Star Team

Kevin Eikenberry

They create teams of the best players from their leagues to play a game, show off their talents and sell tickets. The post Building Your All-Star Team appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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One Sure Sign You’re On a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

When a team is healthy – really healthy – so that the leader is approachable and team members know they are encouraged to participate in discussion. And, when people are on the team not just for a paycheck, but because they believe in the mission and love the team.

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The 12 Team Behaviors That Drive Team Performance

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

What makes a high performance team? The characteristics are described in The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams. But what can you do as a team member to help your team achieve these benchmarks? Team Behavior Checklist Each of these.

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Impact The Development Of Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Grow Your Team The longer someone is on your team, the more they should grow. You can help your team develop. Impact Your Team’s Development. Your team members spend a majority of their waking hours at the office. Help Your Team To Grow.