Need a new product to grow your business? Great! You assemble your best cross-functional team of experts, and you get started. Your push forward, focused on getting things done. The problem is that you forget 3 key things, which in the end will derail the launch. Wish you’d known them beforehand? We can help!
Here are the most common pitfalls that derail launch team success:
1. Don’t make time to align.
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After teaching, coaching, and consulting to thousands of leaders around the globe, it’s pretty clear what makes a great team meeting. Here’s what you must do in your leadership team meetings to create the best results.
Arrive Early to Connect: Not just via the meeting link. This few minutes of unstructured time may be all you will get with your team this week. Don’t squander it. Take a few minutes for chit chat about other topics and connect with your team.
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Many leaders operate on the delusion that people acting happy around them means everything is good. Don’t they realize that their employees’ careers ride on being liked by their boss? Most people will go out of their way to avoid conflict in front of their boss.
The same is true of meetings. The point of bringing people together for meetings is to collaborate. Collaborate means to work together to create something. How can you… Read the full article >
Many leaders are seeing things that aren’t there. Many teams are teams in name only, and their executives are under illusions which prevent them from acting in sync, as one, to win.
Team Illusion #1: Team performance is cumulative.
I have had the same surprising conversation repeatedly through the years with executives.
I ask, “Do you have a high-performing team?” The executive says, “Yes.” I reply, “How do you know?” They invariably say, “Well, I have… Read the full article >
Google did a multi-year study of the highest-performing teams at their company, hoping to understand what makes them so efficient. The results told them a simple answer: community. The highest-performing teams were ones where individuals felt comfortable being themselves. The more a team feels like a supportive community, the higher its productivity is. Often, the most high-performing teams feel like a family, and that makes an incredible difference in their results.
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