As we shared last week, to be a successful leader, there can be no lapses when it comes to trust and integrity. This also holds true for highly effective teams.

Without trust as the foundation, team members will struggle to efficiently work together, with an inability to thrive and become the productive, high-functioning team they desire to be.

Differences need to be understood, valued, and leveraged; and, using the “magic dust” (personalities, preferences, and behaviors) of each team member will result in huge pay offs (for both the individual and the organization).

Remember, teamwork begins by building trust…
–Patrick Lencioni

Lencioni, author of Five Dysfunctions Of A Team, has partnered with Wiley publishing (the creator of DiSC leadership tools/assessments), to create a program that strengthens intact teams and work groups.

Many of you are familiar with the DiSC tools (dominance, influence, steadiness, conscientiousness), where preferences are explored and the value and limitations of each style shared.

5 Behaviors Team’s Need to Gain a Competitive Advantage

  1. Trust one another. When team members are genuinely transparent and honest with one another, they are able to build vulnerability-based trust.
  2. Engage in conflict. When there is trust, team members are able to engage in unfiltered, constructive debate of ideas.
  3. Commit to decisions. When team members are able to offer opinions and debate ideas, they will be more likely to commit to decisions.
  4. Hold one another accountable. When everyone is committed to a clear plan of action, they will be more willing to hold one another accountable.
  5. Focus on achieving collective results. The ultimate goal of building greater trust, conflict, commitment, and accountability is one thing: the achievement of results.

Let PeopleTek help your team grow!

Would you benefit from:

  • A summary of your team’s strengths and challenges
  • Tips and suggestions unique for your team
  • An action plan based on the results of your team

Now’s the time to take your team to a higher level!

Here’s a Wealth of Information

Each week we partner with QwikCoach and provide the ability for you to reinforce or expand your knowledge of a prior topic.

Last week’s tip focused on Trust and Integrity

Go to QwikTips to read more! There are two different versions–one for visitors and one for licensed QwikCoach users.

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