Building a high-performance team is essential for achieving success in any organization. As an effective leader, it is important to understand that high performance doesn’t happen by accident; it requires careful nurturing and effort. By doing this well, the results will be a more productive, effective, and efficient team. So, how do the best leaders create high-performance team cultures? They do the following:
Get to know your team: Take the time to understand each team member as a person, not just as a resource. Learn about their strengths, motivations, and what conditions bring out the best in them at work. Schedule regular one-on-one meetings and make time in the agenda to explore these things.
Reflect on team performance: Schedule time as a team to take a step back, reflect on what is working well and identify areas for improvement. As a leader, it is important to make time for these conversations, whether it’s through regular team meetings or half-day sessions, where the focus is on team dynamics and how to function better as a team.
Set clear expectations and reward good performance: As a leader, it is essential to make sure your team knows what good looks like and what behavior you want to encourage. Reward good performance regularly and give specific, meaningful feedback. This can be done through small, thoughtful gestures, such as handwritten notes or other forms of recognition.
Let your team own the problem-solving process: When your team members face a problem, provide guidance and coaching, but allow them to figure it out themselves. This will help them learn and will lead to greater commitment and ownership.
Build trust within your team: Trust is essential for high-performance teams. Create an environment where team members feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, ideas, and weaknesses. Lead by example and model vulnerability-based trust.
By following these steps, you can build a high-performance team culture that is motivated, engaged, and committed to achieving success.
Lead From Within: When it comes to successful teams, the best leaders understand if everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
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After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.