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Learning About Team Working From The Apprentice Week 2

Well The Apprentice week 2 was broadcast here in the UK last night.  While in previous groups there have been some strong personalities, the girl’s team demonstrated perfectly how not to operate as a team.  So what were the real learning points? People need to listen to each other rather than talk over each other […]

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Team Working: Dealing With The Difficult Stuff

When we read about teams that are successful, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of believing that they are all in perfect harmony, heading in the same direction and effortlessly delivering results.  While this might be great in theory, the difficult stuff and conflict is just part and parcel of any […]

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7 Ways To Be A Better Team Leader

Leading a team on the face of it looks really easy. In reality it can be extremely challenging. As well as having the eyes of your boss and peers looking at how you are performing, you have to deal with all the different personalities and characters in the team you lead.   Given these pressures, […]

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Team Effectiveness: How to Utilise Different Perspectives

Put the same problem in front of 10 different groups in any organisation and they will all view it differently.  We all, to a greater or lesser extent view things through our own unique lens or perspective. Let’s look at something that is probably quite topical in organisations right now, which is cost reduction.  One […]

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Leading Teams: 6 Possible Indicators That You Have The Right Team

Strong fit in terms of personal and organisational values You don’t have to micro manage people People can distinguish between jobs and responsibilities People deliver on commitments People are passionate about the company and their work People give credit to others Bottom Line – Having the right team is vital to achieving success.  So how […]

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Three Essential Ingredients in Successful Teams

A team exists to deliver results.  We have all seen or experienced the benefits of being part of a team.  We can recall that it was challenging but there was a real determination to get the right result.  It can often seem like results just happen.  While there will be situations or opportunities that arise […]

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Team Leadership Tips: 4 Top Tips for Leading Teams

A team as a collective can deliver much greater results than any one individual could.  A key component in any team is the leadership of the team.  So what are my 4 key tips when it comes to leading teams? Tip 1:  Have a clear vision If you don’t know where you are heading, how […]

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Successful Teams: The 5 Hallmarks of Successful Teams

Some teams seem to just keep delivering great results while others never seem to get out of the starting blocks.  So what is it that sets the successful teams apart from the less successful? Hallmark 1: Challenging Objectives A successful team thrives on challenge and setting them challenging objectives is a great way to motivate […]

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5 Tips for Dealing with Low Performance Teams

One of the biggest challenges you will face as a team leader is dealing with teams that are poorly performing or are considered to be low performance.  Low performance teams are often stuck, not delivering on key outcomes, operating in a culture of blame and may even be in denial.  So if you are the […]

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Team Success: Do You Know Where You Are Heading?

When working with groups on team working, one of the questions I ask is ” What are the success ingredients of great teams?” Almost without exception, one of the first things on the list is having a clear goal. When you have a clear goal that you can articulate and is understood by everyone in […]

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