Questions?• What is a Team?• What do you mean by Adaptive Leadership Team?• What are the qualities of a Adaptive Leader?• What are the winning traits of an Adaptive Team?• How to strengthen a Team’s Adaptive Capability?• How to indentify teams issues and challenges?
TEAMA group of two or more people withcomplementary skills who are committed to acommon purpose and approach for which theteam holds its members mutually accountable.
Today’s Leadership Team Needs• Today’s business environment is very volatile, uncertain and globally distributed.• Leadership at top need to act as a team sport, not a heroic Individual effort.• Matches are won by teams and not individuals.• A leader cannot single-handedly manage such conditions.• Leadership at the top is now a team effort.
Leadership Level and Associated Tasks Facing adaptive challenges, creating meaning. Innovation, change, dealing with paradigm shifts Adaptive Leadership, Relational Dialogue Holistically framing issues, creating context for Social Leadership dialogue, managing creative conflict and tension. Leadership Level III Stimulating/consolidating organizational learning Inter-Personal Influence Relationship-Based Creating commitment, alignment, motivation, Leadership spirit, teamwork, and political skill Leadership Level II Personal Dominance Setting direction, priorities, mission, Leader-Based Leadership vision, goals, purpose and taking immediate action Leadership Level I
What Makes an Adaptive Leadership Team? Distributed Leadership : The team leader believes in the value of sharing leadership at the top and developing leaders at every level. Optimal Talent Mix : The team is not only composed of the top talent representing key positions and disciplines but also has the chemistry that comes from the right combination of backgrounds, styles, and perspectives. Clear Charter : The team has defined goals, roles, ground rules, and accountabilities. Mutual Trust : Team members are able to express divergent views and let down their guard to acknowledge when they need help.
Traits of an Adaptive leadership Team • High-performing adaptive leadership teams have five added traits that set them apart from those teams that are only adequate at what they do: 1. One voice -- clarity and consistency of objectives; 2. Sense and respond capability -- the systematic ability to filter and assimilate external information; 3. Information processing -- the ability to synthesize complex insights and make high-quality decisions quickly; 4. Freedom within a framework -- team leaders are empowered to take bold risks within agreed-upon parameters; and 5. Boundary fluidity -- teams can move both horizontally and vertically, across roles, to connect with the next level of leadership.
Looking Across the Five Traits• In addition to operating separately, the traits combine forces through powerful patterns of interrelation.• For example, the one-voice trait, which gives teams alignment around objectives, makes possible the risk taking involved in the freedom-within-a-framework trait.• Information-processing capabilities enhance sense-and- respond capacity, and vice versa.• And boundary fluidity allows team members to gather more wide-ranging information from across the organization around which to analyze and respond.• The five traits add up to make a significant impact on financial performance.
What Adaptive Team Leaders Do Differently?• The CEOs from the most adaptive teams play a distinctive role in creating the team context for adaptation.• Helps people solve problems on their own and reward accomplishments with autonomy.• Being a role model and inspires through example.• Displays deep commitment to the company’s vision.• Able to face new expectations from their more diverse, multigenerational workforces.
TEAM ANALYSIS SYSTEM (TAS) Allows an Organization….• To identify ideal team culture• Assess actual team culture• Assesses every team member against the team culture•Team Strengths• Roles required
TAS Role FactorsMotivator Creates Team Spirit and enthusiasm among peopleAnalyser Prefers procedures and standardsSpecialiser Technical knowledge, Specialist expertiseSupporter Supports, Cares and HelpsPioneer Drive to OvercomeAnchor Plans, Organises and Administers proceduresNetworker Develops contacts and resourcesInnovator Creates imaginative solutions to problemsConcluder Completes task