Team leadership is all about helping a group live up to its potential.
It’s rare that I meet a team leader who is completely satisfied with his or her team’s performance. They know their teams are capable of more and want to see them perform at that level.
Usually when I get called for help, the team is in trouble. They aren’t achieving their goals and/or the interpersonal relationships are in the tank.
I’m happy to help in those situations. It’s tremendously satisfying to see a team pull itself back from the brink of disaster and become functional.
Help for okay teams
Fewer calls come in for teams that are fine. They are mostly doing what they are supposed to be doing and nobody feels particularly bad about being in the group.
This description fits most workplace teams. They are okay.
Here’s the thing. Okay isn’t great. Do you want to end your career knowing the teams you led were only okay? Of course not. You’re looking for something more, and I want to help.
Many of your organization’s leaders likely struggle with the same challenges that you do. You all want to know what you can do to help your teams thrive.
Learn how to build a high performance team
Good news. High performance teams share some well-known common characteristics. The hard part is applying them to your team.
I’d like to spend part of a day with you and your fellow team leaders to show you some specific actions you can take to build a foundation on which your team can thrive.
During our time together, you will learn how to:
- Assess your team’s current level of effectiveness.
- Create a compelling purpose that gives your team focus.
- Identify goals that your team members will be excited to achieve.
- Sort out key roles and responsibilities.
- Refine some of the practices your team needs to be effective.
- Establish behavioral norms that support better relationships.
Ready to help
To bring this to your organization, you or the person responsible for training should contact me. We’ll have a brief conversation so I can learn more about your group and your goals, and then we’ll get something on the calendar.
High performance teams need to be set up to succeed. It’s your job as leader to make sure that happens. It’s my job to help you do that work.