10 Rules Great Teams Live By

10 Simple Rules Great Teams live by

  • Keep it simple
  • When in doubt there is no doubt
  • Start with the end in mind
  • Never stop building and tweaking the team
  • Talent Diversity is mission critical
  • Never Stop doing things together
  • Establish boundaries and continue to re-assess
  • Intellectual & emotional intelligence are key…you have to have both!
  • Individual & Team confidence & humility go hand-in-hand
  • Must be hungry for results to be on the team!

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image28619264Keep it simple

It’s really not that difficult or complex. We tend to over complicate things. Every aspect of what great teams do is kept to the “KISS” principle. Keep it simple…

When in doubt there is no doubt

Great teams do not leave things to chance. They have built a high level of trust and respect so they can challenge each other if one is unsure or suspects things may not be going to plan. Great teams operate with open transparent communication, each team member welcomes feedback and being asked to put their case forward for all to hear and challenge if needed…if there is doubt.

Start with the end in mind

Great teams have a vision of where they want to go…they always have a plan and that plan has a an end outcome in mind. So often the team will start with the end in mind and reverse engineer it making sure to challenge and then plan for success along the journey.

Never stop building and tweaking the team

The evolution of any great team never stops. Great teams know this and embrace the continuous growth and evolution. The team has a thirst for knowledge as an example.

Talent diversity is mission critical

Much like the team can never rest on its success and has to continually growth and evolve, the best teams embrace and look for diversity within the team to sustain success.

Never stop doing things together

Great teams work and play together. They plan on activities that keep them building on their professional relationships.

Establish boundaries and continue to re-assess

Great teams work hard to build relationships and as part of this they also work on establishing and honoring the boundaries. They recognize the balance of working in an open transparent manner also comes with giving space to each team member too. You need a balance of both to make it really work in the long term.

Intellectual & emotional intelligence are key…you have to have both!

Great teams demand and expect both “IQ” & “EQ”…the one is needed to problem solve and to think and operate at a high level. The other allows the team to work with self control, poise, and awareness.

Individual & team confidence and humility go hand-in-hand

Confidence inspires us and instills credibility. However there is a fine line where too much confidence without humility becomes arrogance. Humility makes the team vulnerable & human. As a result others tend to connect with the team and its members.

Must be hungry for results to be on the team

Great teams are highly driven to succeed. The like to succeed. The competitive drive to get results is front and centre. Great teams do not apologize for this and will often demand it as an entry level competency to get on the team.

 

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