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Trust: The Foundation of High-performing Teams

In our first blog in this series, we shared our “top ten” list of characteristics that define high-performing teams. Now, it’s time to get down to business and talk about each of those characteristics in greater depth so you can take action to improve your team’s performance. We start with the foundation that all the … Continue reading Trust: The Foundation of High-performing Teams

10 Characteristics of High-performing Teams

There are times when a certain person says something and no one can say it better. This quote from Patrick Lencioni in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable falls into that category: “Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so … Continue reading 10 Characteristics of High-performing Teams

If There Are No Consequences, There Will Be No Change

Years ago, I (Rip) was at a conference where Jack Welch, the CEO of General Electric, was asked what he wished he had done differently in his career. He said, essentially, “I always moved too slowly on the tough people problems. People problems are not like fine wine. They don’t get better with age.” I … Continue reading If There Are No Consequences, There Will Be No Change