Today's quote comes from All In, a book by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, which we included on the Essential Leadership Reads list a few weeks ago.
High performing teams are ones who know their differences and are able to effectively work across these differences. What research continues to show is that teams who bring complimentary strengths are stronger.
Throughout the year I've been pointing to various assessments, resources and tools which will help you as a team dialogue around what makes you unique - as individuals and as a team. Some of the ones I have spotlighted since the beginning of the year are:
StrengthsFinder 2.0 - read more about what I have written about strengths this year here.
VIA Strengths - click here for more info
Everything DiSC - click here fore more info
Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team - Click here for more info
Regardless of what resource you use to identify what makes you unique, it's important to have dialogue to notice where the overlap is, where the gaps are, and how you as a team want to work across differences. An essential part of the team building and/or team coaching process is about identifying how the team is unique and what roles each team member can play.
Questions to consider:
What does each team member uniquely bring to the team?
What are the differences which exist? How does this help you? Hinder you?
What gaps exist?
What do you need more of on this team?
Interested in exploring your team strengths and/or styles more? Contact me to discuss what this could look like through a retreat or team coaching process.
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