5 Behaviours at the Heart of a Great Team

Team dynamics are an important predictor of organizational culture. Teams that work well together perform better (and they are more fun to be a part of). To achieve this advantage, teams must master five specific behaviours. 1. Focusing on Achieving Collective Results Teams can accomplish things that individuals could never do on their own can’t. So the ultimate measure of success for any team is the results it produces. 2. Holding One Another Accountable A team can only reach its goals only when everyone does his…

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Alan Mulally Was Losing $17B A Year, Yet Every Management Dashboard Showed Green Lights – Learn How He Changed Accountability At Ford

Imagine taking over a company that was losing $17 Billion each and every year. That is SEVENTEEN BILLION DOLLARS. Each year. And, every year. Billions with a "B." This was the situation Alan Mulally faced when he was recruited away from Boeing to lead the failing Ford Motor Company. While chairing a worldwide leadership meeting, Mr. Mulally looked at a dashboard that showed 'green-lights' on every department, division and product. He asked himself and then the attendees, "if everything is going so well, why are we…

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ACT, BE, DO: What Skills are Needed for Leadership Nirvana?

Leadership Nirvana … What the heck is that? More importantly, what skills are needed for reaching leadership nirvana? Let's find out. What Skills are Needed for Leadership Nirvana? There have been times in my career when I have experienced what can only be described as leadership nirvana.  When I have been part of teams that achieved leadership nirvana, we seemed invincible. Teams that were much more than the whole being more than the sum of its parts: We were exponentially greater! I am even writing this…

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