Four Actions for Building High Performance Teams

Last week I was asked how I’ve been able to create teams that have achieved such high levels of performance. I’ve been fortunate to lead several unique and differently conditioned teams in my career, including:

  • New Start Up – a team built from scratch for a new business
  • Declining Business – reviving and re-organizing a team
  • Purchased Business – taking over an established team
  • Two Teams Combined – uniting two headstrong teams into one
  • Split Up and Rebuild – Separating one high performing team into two separate areas

Each team called for slightly different adjustments or leadership actions because you create, grow, and lead teams based on the current conditions your business is encountering.

However, there are four actions that have been consistent for my style of building high performing teams in any condition. (more…)