Leadership Insights on Building & Leading Teams

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Building and leading an often disparate group of people is a formidable challenge, but done correctly, teams offer numerous advantages. Find out when and why you need teams, as well as how to develop teams that are highly effective.


  • Acquire insights on how to encourage creativity as a collaborative exercise rather than an individual one.
    Acquire insights on how a leader can build trust in a team by embodying traits like credibility, reliability, intimacy, low self-orientation, focus, and collaboration.
    Acquire insights on how to drive innovation in a team by encouraging and managing conflicts effectively.
    Acquire insights on how to develop highly effective teams by taking practical steps to ensure healthy and productive team collaboration.
    Acquire insights on how to be an effective team leader and work in a team without exerting dominance or undue pressure.
    Acquire insights on how to model your own behaviour as a leader to inspire others to upkeep the same moral and ethical standards.
    Acquire insights on reframing which helps people change their perspective in a given situation and think positively. this attitude can make a difference between success and failure.
    Acquire insights on how good leaders can manage inevitable conflicts in high performing teams.
    Acquire insights on becoming a successful leader by demonstrating certain traits like vulnerability, encouraging conflict, seeking clarity, holding people accountable, and focusing on results not egos.
    Acquire insights on how to make chaos work for your teams.
    Acquire insights on how good leaders can involve and inspire their teams by giving them a sense of ownership.
    Acquire insights on how to avoid group think by encouraging independent thinking and unique viewpoints which bring value to group decisions.
    Acquire insights on how to achieve success by moving teams forward with a goal-oriented approach, and not encouraging individual agendas.
  • Acquire insights on how to recognize collective intelligence.
    Acquire insights on investing time in social capital.
    Acquire insights on ways to create chemistry among the members of a team.
    Acquire insights on turning your team's vulnerability into a strength.
    Acquire insights on finding your true north for your teams.
    Acquire insights on how the power of listening can reveal your team's motivating tensions.
    Acquire insights on how to take action to ensure everyone has their voice heard.
    Acquire insights on harnessing the power of imagery to drive performance in your team.
    Acquire insights on building a great team to ensure you continue to increase your impact and grow as a leader.
    Acquire insights on the six questions you can use to build trust in your team.
    Acquire insights on working to develop the rebel talent of your teams.
    Acquire insights on understanding that novelty, and not stability, is an effective way to stimulate, energize, and ultimately retain your best employees.
    Acquire insights on embracing difference and diversity in order to form effective teams.


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    1.  Creativity is a Collaborative Activity
    2m 54s
    Creativity in organizations is driven more by teams than by individuals. FREE ACCESS
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    2.  How to Build Trust in a Team
    3m 15s
    The leader should embody credibility, reliability, intimacy and low self-orientation, and encourage a focus on others, collaboration, long-term relationships, and transparency. Comment on other’s feelings; encourage them to speak up; be vulnerable yourself. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Innovative Teams Do Have an I
    2m 28s
    Innovative teams require conflict, because conflict provokes innovation. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  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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    5.  Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
    2m 37s
    The best leaders work with people, not over them or around them. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  People Follow What They See
    2m 40s
    Modeling the behaviors you want to see is the most motivational way to lead. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Reframing Work for Success
    2m 43s
    Reframing can shift the way people perceive situations and experiences at work—and can mean the difference between success and failure. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  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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    9.  Succeeding as a Team Leader
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    Successful team leaders demonstrate vulnerability, encourage conflict, love clarity, hold people accountable, and focus on results, not their ego or status. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Facilitating Chaos In Teams
    4m 47s
    Most people try to steer clear of chaos. Myles Downey tells leaders how to make chaos work for their teams. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Great Leaders Ask for Input
    1m 33s
    Without a sense of ownership, employees won’t get behind new directives. Great leaders involve and inspire their teams. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  The Wisdom of Crowds: Avoiding GroupThink
    1m 51s
    Independent thinking and unique viewpoints bring value to group decisions—as long as leaders know how to avoid groupthink. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Moving in the Same Direction
    2m 10s
    To achieve success, teams need to move forward. That means everyone needs to be moving in the same direction, not focusing on individual priorities. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Recognizing Collective Intelligence
    2m 3s
    Collective intelligence is defined by questions, discussions, and listening. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Investing Time in Social Capital
    1m 34s
    Time is the key ingredient in building a strong team, where individuals get to know and trust each other. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  What is this Thing Called Chemistry, and How Do We Get it?
    1m 29s
    Every team strives for chemistry, but some struggle to achieve it. And yet, there’s nothing mysterious or magical about chemistry. It can be as simple as communicating, asking the right questions, and showing that everyone belongs. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Turning your Team’s Vulnerability into a Strength
    1m 45s
    Some groups add up to far more than the sum of their parts. They are creative, productive, and innovative. We frequently imagine teams like this are free from tension and disagreement. But they actually experience the same pressures and disagreements as everyone else. What sets them apart, and makes them exceptional, is the way they handle these disagreements. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Finding True North for your Teams
    2m 44s
    Top-performing teams and organizations have one characteristic in common. They all know how to do the next thing right. They can navigate complex situations, even in times of crisis, and find the true north that best serves the organization. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  How the Power of Listening Can Reveal Your Team’s Motivating Tensions
    2m 13s
    Listening is a high-leverage, high-impact skill that every individual can get better at. And yet, for all the benefits effective listening can bring to your career, it remains an underutilized skill. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Take Action to Ensure Everyone Has Their Voice Heard
    2m 8s
    Sometimes in groups, there’s one person who likes to talk, and that person talks too much. But everyone needs to have their voice heard if the group is to function effectively. That’s why in healthy cultures, there are corrective actions to stop one voice dominating a discussion. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  Harnessing the Power of Imagery
    2m 52s
    Effective coaches and leaders become very fluent in the language of imagery. How can you harness the power of imagery to drive performance in your team? FREE ACCESS
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    22.  Harnessing the Power of Teams
    2m 6s
    To continue to grow as a leader, you need people around you that you trust and that you can delegate to. Focusing your energy on building a great team will ensure you continue to increase your impact. FREE ACCESS
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    23.  Building Trust in Your Team
    2m 42s
    To build trust in your team, you need to assess your situation then take action. Learn about the six questions you can use to do this. FREE ACCESS
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    24.  Working to Develop the ‘Rebel Talent’ of Your Teams
    2m 11s
    We all have unique talents just waiting to be discovered. The challenge, for many, is to sculpt our jobs to bring out the best of these abilities and become ‘rebel talents’. For team leaders, it’s essential to look for other ‘rebels’ who know how to do the same, are open to learning, and will help your team prosper. FREE ACCESS
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    25.  A Novel Approach to Energizing Your Team
    2m 45s
    Leaders often assume that achieving stability is the workplace is key to keeping workers happy. This assumption is incorrect. Research shows that novelty, and not stability, is an effective way to stimulate, energize, and ultimately retain your best employees. FREE ACCESS
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    26.  Embrace Difference and Diversity to Form Effective Teams
    2m 37s
    Dozens of studies have identified diversity as a strength for groups, organizations, and nations. Yet many leaders are slow to take advantage of the benefits diversity can bring to their teams. Discover why this is the case, and learn strategies to help you embrace difference and diversity. FREE ACCESS


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