BOOK REVIEW: The Wisdoms of Teams

BOOK REVIEW: The Wisdoms of Teams

In Jon Katzenbach’s The Wisdom of Teams, he focuses on understanding team dynamics  by starting with the basics:

  • Size

  • Roles

  • Skills

  • Purpose

  • Goals

  • Approach

  • Accountability

When is the last time any leader has examined his team’s understanding of these basic fundamentals? It is so easy to get caught up in the process and the delivery, but efficiency and success rely on these strong foundational understandings.

With that analysis complete, this books provides a great opportunity to assess your team and where they sit on the “Team Performance Curve”. Are they a:

  • Working group

  • Pseudo-team

  • Potential team

  • Real team

  • High-performing team

Is it scary to think your team my only be a “pseudo-team” or “potential team”? Is a high-performing team delivering with more efficiency worth the extra effort necessary to move them there? What would a network of high-performing teams mean for your organization and your bottom line?

 

Contact me for a no-obligation discussion around your critical teams and how to help them become better.

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BEST OF: RECOGNIZING YOUR POLAR OPPOSITE COMMUNICATOR

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