While acquiring the appropriate talent is critical for every organization, that is perhaps the easiest task of a leader. Not easy but far simpler than getting them to play well together. Throughout history there have been many teams who have had superior talent who have lost to teams that may have had less talent. Similarly many organizations with exceptional knowledge and a great business plan, and people with all the right pedigree have failed. The reason for their failure lies in the fact that they were in reality only a collection of individuals that wore the same uniform or had the same email address. Building a high performing team requires courage trust and sacrifice and all too often both of those characteristics are lacking in the leadership of the organization. Healthy teams embrace conflict as a staple of their business. They have established trust between the members and therefore are able to hold each other accountable for what is expected. Healthy teams understand that a healthy difference of opinion handled in a mature fashion ensures that the best decisions can be made. Healthy teams sacrifice the "me" for the we.
If you would like to improve the health of your organization a coach is a tremendous first step. A great coach can help you shortcut the learning process and develop a team that work collectively to the benefit of the organization. To find out how give me a call at 703 445-3133. You will be glad that you did.