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Leading High Performance Teams

The Talent2 Leadership Team Meeting 9-11 July 2013; Sydney Australia
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Leigh Coutie

on 31 March 2014

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Transcript of Leading High Performance Teams


Talent2 Technology Leadership Conference


Capt. Leigh Coutie
BE, CPEng, FIEAust, EngExec, NPER, RPEQ, ILPF, MAIPM, MAICD, MICF, CPPD, PMP
Leading High Performance Teams
Organisations:
Extraordinary results
Performance improvement
Informed
Lower overheads
Why do we want High Performance Teams?
Individuals:
Empowered
Motivated
Challenged
Sense of belonging
Fun/enjoyable
A group of motivated team members who achieve outstanding results.
What is a High Performance Team?
How do High Performance Teams occur?
Environment:
Challenge/Opportunity
Difficult Objective(s)
Clear roles and responsibilities
Defined processes
No blame
High performance standards
Individuals
Level 5 leaders (Jim Collins)
High EQ
Good/great expertise
Focussed – passion for results
Continual learners
Open communications
Accountable
Common Values:
Integrity
Honesty
Trust
Value/Accept diversity
What do High Performance Teams do?
Develop:
Common vision
Common purpose/goals
Common approach
Effective work practices

Build their teaming (Tuckman):
Forming
Storming
Norming
Performing
Adjouring
Continue:
Level 5 leadership
Trust – internal & external
Open & early communications
Common values, goals, behaviours & approach
Proactive problem solving – personal & team
Have fun and enjoy the challenge and delivery
Traditional personal incentive systems
Project Managers are usually “drivers” and not “influencers”
Lack of Trust - internal or external (pressure to deliver)
& micro management
The objectives and goals are not difficult enough
One or more leaders want to be dominant
Not everyone has the right attitude or respect
Skills not meeting the team and project requirements
Team building and teamwork not valued
Some reasons why not
Important Leadership Attributes
Visionary
Shared vision, objectives, approach, values

High EQ
Good communicator, empathetic, self aware

Personal Values
Integrity, honesty, trustworthy

Capabilities
Wisdom, inspirational, creative, quick thinking, experienced, flexible, self managing, continuous learner

Level 5 Leadership – Good to Great by Jim Collins
Determination and Humility
Behaviour
Intention
Self-Leadership
Leading
Others
Self-Awareness
The ‘heart’ of Authentic Leadership
Self Awareness = Self Leading
Visionary = Direction
Motivated & Inspirational
Emotional Regulation = EQ, self belief, team player, no blame, compassionate
Strong Personal Values = Integrity, honest, trustworthy, courageous
Capable = Creative & imaginative, quick thinking, focused, experienced, wisdom, sound judgment, flexible, competent
Continuous learning
Leadership and High Performance Teams
Leigh Coutie
leigh@ingenuity.com.au
leigh.coutie@talent2.com
Leading High Performance Teams
Challenge - difficult, common vision, objectives, approach and culture

People - shared level 5 leadership, capable, value diversity, open, honest, respecting, trusting, focused, learners

Environment - high performance standards, good values (integrity, honesty, fairness, trust), “no blame”, accountable, clear roles & responsibilities

Developing High Performance - proactive team building, open communications, mature and effective work practices (good communications, problem solving, conflict resolution, challenging complacency), continuous improvement
WRAP
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