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S**t, Average or Oustanding Team?

S**t, Average or Oustanding Team?

A great number of teams are basically shit. Most are average and a few realize their potential and become great. In a shit team most of the fundamentals are wrong. In an average team some of the fundamentals are wrong. In a great team the fundamentals are as solid as iron and guide everything the team does. Great teams result neither from alchemy or luck. In over 20 years of being part of every sort of team, here is quick flash of things I’ve noticed.

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Music, Mindset & Morale

Music, Mindset & Morale

It was cold and the rain continued to fall steadily out of a bruised grey sky as it had done for hours. The river glided by looking sullen. Round the bend upstream I was waiting for a team who were many hours into a leadership project designed to challenge and develop their leadership behaviours. The weather I considered to be in my favour; as I wanted to strip away the team’s veneer of cosy congeniality and look at how they coped under pressure – a part of which involved being fatigued, cold and wet.

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