Expert Insights on Working Effectively on a Team

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You can do more as part of a team than you could ever do alone, as long as you contribute in the right ways. When you share goals, work hard, have everyone else's back, and accept responsibility, you and your teammates become unstoppable.


  • Acquire insights on how a shift in the attitude from me to we, can make a team more productive.
    Acquire insights on how the main ingredient for a successful team is a shared sense that the team is up to something together.
    Acquire insights on the three s's that make an effective team.
    Acquire insights on the importance of trust and reliability in teamwork.
    Acquire insights on how to build a shared vocabulary among team members in the workplace.
    Acquire insights on practical tips to increase collaboration within a team.
    Acquire insights on why people that climb together make a great team.
    Acquire insights on how to deal with a difficult team member.
    Acquire insights on dealing with team members who aren't performing well.
    Acquire insights on why success highly depends on having a great team who you can trust.
    Acquire insights on the three characteristics that make a successful team.
    Acquire insights on how balanced, stable, and reciprocal communication improve the performance of teams.
    Acquire insights on why encouragement could be the best way to increase commitment within the team members.
  • Acquire insights on the different ways to increase the emotional intelligence of teams in the workplace.
    Acquire insights on how shifting accountabilities within the team members solidifies a team.
    Acquire insights on how to connect with your team by walking the flight line.
    Acquire insights on how team routines can be a double-edged sword.
    Acquire insights on how communicating effectively makes you a better teammate.
    Acquire insights on how to manage conflict in high performing teams.
    Acquire insights on how strong teamwork is crucial in cases of adversity.
    Acquire insights on how to build a genuine relationship with engineering teams by understanding three common errors nontechnical stakeholders are guilty of when interacting with agile software teams.
    Acquire insights on the importance of creating relationships with teammates.
    Acquire insights on using metaphors as a powerful tool to help bring a team together.
    Acquire insights on how to ensure teams achieve neural synchrony.
    Acquire insights on the critical conditions for great teams.
    Acquire insights on the negative effects of exclusion.


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    1.  Collaboration: Me to We
    2m 16s
    Unlike his own childhood; his kids don’t know what it means to live alone. They are connected to others continuously. The shift from me to we brings tolerance; and creates a more productive and sharing society that believes there is virtue in collaboration. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  What Teams Need to Work On To Be Great
    2m 56s
    The most important team ingredient is a shared sense that the team is up to something together—that team members are committed not only to the success of the team; but also to the success of each other. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Characteristics of Effective Teams
    3m 13s
    Jan leads wilderness expeditions that include Green Berets transitioning to civilian life and business executives seeking clarity in their lives. Effective teams incorporate three S’s: Selflessness; Simplicity; and a willingness to Slow down to speed up. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  The Importance of Trust and Teamwork
    1m 49s
    Members of a team must rely on; trust; and help each other. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Building a Shared Vocabulary
    2m 44s
    To build trust among team members quickly; the person who signs the paychecks is not allowed in the room when team members present their values to the group. The person who signs the paychecks returns at the end when the team decides on its core values. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Tips on Team Collaboration
    3m 24s
    You can take several practical steps to ensure a healthy and productive team collaboration. John Foster shares how he develops highly effective teams. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Teams That Are Linked Together Are Unstoppable
    3m 56s
    People doing similar things at similar times aren’t a team. Climbing teams; on the other hand; are roped together. They link their fates. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  When You Have a Difficult Team Member
    2m 3s
    When there is a difficult team member the leader usually blames the person. Don’t jump to conclusions. Dig deep for the barrier that is in the way of change for that person. Is it fear? Capability? Seek to understand. It’s your job. You may need to go slow in order to go fast. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  When a Team Member Isn't Contributing
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    When a team member isn’t performing; start with questions. Don’t judge their outside with your inside — don’t judge their behavior with your assumptions. Be curious about what motivates them; how they want to contribute. Ask questions. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Success Requires Trust
    3m 33s
    Individual talent can take you only so far. Great things are done with a great team. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Characteristics of Successful Teams
    2m 44s
    The most admired companies and leaders have three characteristics. 1) They are clear about why the task in front of them matters; 2) everyone knows why they should show up for the task; and 3) everyone on the team feels like they belong to the team. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Attitude; Communication and Performance in Swift-Starting Teams
    3m 29s
    High performing teams tend to have balanced; stable; reciprocal patterns of communication. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Commitment to the Team is Critical to Success
    2m 30s
    The best way to show commitment to the team is through encouragement. When he was late for a briefing; his commander didn’t chew him out. Rather; he asked if everything was okay. His commander’s concern for him increased his commitment to the team. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Increasing Your Team EQ
    1m 46s
    Each team has its own level of emotional intelligence. To increase a team’s EQ; don’t work with individuals; look at the group norms instead — behaviors it tolerates; whether it embraces or resists other groups; its awareness and management of emotions; etc. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Solidifying Your Team: Shift Accountability
    3m 24s
    Simon Sinek suggests that using “I intend” could have positive consequences for a company. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Walk the Flight Line and Connect with Your Team
    4m 8s
    When Waldo Waldman chewed out a 19-year-old crew chief for not topping off the fuel in Waldo’s F-16; his commander challenged him to spend a day in the chief’s shoes. Waldo learned to appreciate what went on behind the scenes; and apologized to the crew chief. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Team Routines Are a Double-Edged Sword
    3m 43s
    Routines help teams to be efficient; but most teams work in dynamic environments. Teams need to abandon their routines when things aren’t normal. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Effective Communication is Key to Becoming a Better Teammate
    2m 44s
    When you’re flying an F-16; you can’t see threats behind you; but your wingmen can. Similarly; you can see what’s in their blind spots. As a leader; be open to threats that others see. Get your ego out of the way. Be decisive. Speed is life; whether in combat or in business. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Managing Conflict in High Performance Teams
    2m 47s
    In high performance teams it’s okay to confront or let it go; but not to go underground. The parties to a conflict are accountable for reaching closure. If they can’t; there is a protocol for who to bring in as a mediator/coach. Conflict is usually a symptom of misalignment. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Adversity: Teamwork Delivers Success
    4m 23s
    Strong teamwork can see a group through adversity. Dan Labbad recounts a story of succeeding when the odds were against him and his team. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  Common Mistakes of Nontechnical Stakeholders
    2m 26s
    Build a genuine relationship with engineering teams by understanding three common errors nontechnical stakeholders are guilty of when interacting with agile software teams. FREE ACCESS
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    22.  Create Relationships with Teammates
    4m 15s
    Why you would want to create relationships with those you work with? Because of the many benefits you derive from building a rapport with them. FREE ACCESS
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    23.  Designing the Team You Love
    2m 55s
    Metaphors are a useful tool to help bring a team together. Thinking of a metaphor for the team you want to become can create a shared vision for how the team will collaborate in the future. FREE ACCESS
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    24.  Ensuring Teams Achieve Neural Synchrony
    2m 10s
    Teams develop either in a way that leads to neural synchrony and peak performance or in a way that leads to dysfunction and learned helplessness, which is where members lose hope and stop trying. The path a team takes is determined in early meetings when members are getting to know each other and the work that they’ll be doing together. Early interactions, which are heavily influenced by the team leader, either help the team establish positive and healthy norms or they establish negative norms. FREE ACCESS
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    25.  The Critical Conditions for Great Teams
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    Even though so much of today's work is done through teams, great teams are rare. These are teams that people enjoy being part and that move the organization forward. There are four critical conditions that need to be in place for a team to be great. The first critical condition for a great team is a sense of safety among team members. The second critical condition for a great team is a shared sense of purpose. The third critical condition for a great team is trust. The fourth critical condition for a great team is belonging and inclusion. FREE ACCESS
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    26.  The Negative Effects of Exclusion
    2m 34s
    As well as being damaging to individuals on a personal level, any form of exclusion has negative repercussions for teams and organizations. Some employees, when excluded, can become angry, less helpful, openly hostile, and even aggressive, which adversely affects colleagues and teams. This is why it's necessary to invest in training on topics such as unconscious bias, microaggressions, inclusion, and belonging. Training provides the tools required to successfully navigate these common issues and work together to create an environment where everyone can thrive. FREE ACCESS


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