Team Strength Focus

 

...is developing trust across your entire team.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

         --Babe Ruth

You know that you have a good team, and collectively they have the potential to be superb.  What steps can you take to get your team to consistently recognize and utilize their collective strengths?  Team strengths are often covered up by big egos, competition, personal style conflicts, and any hesitation or lack of clarity on the part of leadership at any level.  

In our experience, leaders who are attempting to really get to some of the root issues usually come up with the following problems:


  1. Our people don’t seem to really trust each other as much as they could.

  2. People seem to deny or talk around the real issues--they’re afraid of conflict.

  3. It seems hard for all team members to really commit, especially when unresolved issues are present.

  4. Accountability is something that seems to only be imposed from above, not at the personal level.

  5. People get sidetracked too easily and can’t seem to focus on the end results.


If any of these problems exist in your organization, especially the trust and fear of conflict areas, we can help.

We’re experienced at helping teams address these issues so that they can consistently go to their strengths.  It takes a bit of time and some follow-up, and it can be done.  Let’s talk.

How well do your people know each other personally?

Many people who see and work with each other each day don’t really know one another.

Showing some vulnerability is the best and often the only way to create trust.

It’s always amazing to see what happens when the real people emerge--trust happens.

How do you respond when you see either artificial harmony or its opposite, mean-spirited attacks?

A functional team knows how to get to the sweet spot where constructive conflict is part of the culture.

Do you?

Do you notice anyone in your group who regularly seems to self-sabotage or subvert others’ initiatives?

and

Do you ever wonder why your group puts up with sabotaging or emotional hijacking?


Teams who have learned to hold each other accountable simply

won’t accept sub-par performance from any member.

Let’s have a conversation about ways you can build your team’s strengths.