Practice and Discomfort

September 18, 2013

I recently completed an initiative for a client that is focused on building a sustainable high performance culture and team. Already a fast-growth company with individuals and teams performing at a high level, they recognize that what got them to where they are today will not get them to the next level. To stay ahead […]

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High Performance Teams: Persistence

September 5, 2013

I’m an avid reader of Seth Godin’s daily blog. This morning, in a piece entitled The Red Lantern, Seth talks about last place finishers in the Iditarod – the dog sled race in Alaska that is over 1150 miles. They are celebrated with an award called the Red Lantern, an acknowledgement for persistence. Persistence – […]

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High Performance Teams: Five Characteristics

April 24, 2013

In recent posts, we have examined a few of the components that are involved in developing a high performance team. Remember, we define teams as collaborative social networks comprised of individuals, relationships and conversations. We started by first looking at the role of the individual, then the connections, interactions and dynamics that happen between individuals—relationships. […]

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Developing a High Performance Team: Effective Conversations

April 4, 2013

In recent posts, we have examined what is involved in developing a high performance team. We looked at the role of the individual, and the connections, interactions and dynamics that happen between individuals–relationships. Now let’s look at another critical element: conversations. High performance teams are pulled together to complete projects or initiatives. And, doing that […]

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Developing a High Performance Team: Building Effective Relationships

March 29, 2013

In a recent post, we examined how developing a high performance team starts with focusing on the individual. But teams are not just made up of individuals, so what else is involved? First, let’s make sure that we’re using the same definition. We define teams as collaborative social networks comprised of individuals, relationships and conversations. […]

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