Building Real Teams:            A Leadership Perspective                  Bob Greene                   May 2, 2012A Servic...
INTEGRATED PLANNING            Advising nonprofits in:        www.synthesispartnership.com            • Strategy          ...
Affordable collaborative data             management in the cloud.A Service   Of:                        Sponsored by:
Today’s Speaker                                          Bob Greene                                         Coach/Consulta...
Nonprofit WebinarsBob GreeneBob Greene Coaching & ConsultingBob@BGCoach.netwww.BGCoach.net
1) Teams—real teams—can provide terrific   benefits.2) However, great teams don’t just happen.   They take intention and w...
• You’ll receive a link to download these slides after  the session.• On request, I will send you a handout packet with  r...
What is a Team?A Team is a small number of people withcomplementary skills who are committed toa common purpose, performan...
Benefits of Real Teams• Accomplish work that  requires integrated efforts.• Draw on diverse skills and  experience.• Addre...
A Group Does Not  Automatically Become a Team• It takes shared  intention, effort, and  communication.• There will likely ...
Groups Are Not Real TeamsThere is a differencebetween a group ofpeople and a realteam.---The Wisdom of Teams
What Leaders Can Do to Foster        Real Teams Ensure the system  supports teams Clarify expectations Model & foster t...
What Leaders Can Do to Foster        Real Teams   Ensure the system supports teams   Clarify expectations   Model & fos...
Ensure the System Supports Teams   “Systems thinking is the process of   understanding how things influence one   another ...
Ensure the System Supports Teams    Reward team as well as individual     performance.    Foster cooperation between tea...
Force-Field AnalysisForces Driving Change   Restraining Forces
What Leaders Can Do to Foster        Real Teams   Ensure the system supports teams   Clarify expectations   Model & fos...
Create a Team Charter     Purpose     Goals     Roles     Procedures     Interaction
Identify Shared Group NormsDiscuss as a team &develop a set ofbehavioral norms.Key tip: Ensureeveryone agrees whateach pro...
What Leaders Can Do to Foster        Real Teams   Ensure the system supports teams   Clarify expectations   Model & fos...
Model & Foster Team Behavior Allow for the team’s development. Delegate effectively (specify  accountability in team’s c...
What Leaders Can Do to Foster        Real Teams   Ensure the system supports teams   Clarify expectations   Model & fos...
Focus on Accountability    and AssessmentDebrief projectsConduct team self-assessments (with reviewing norms)Review tea...
Team DebriefDiscuss how the team has done working together:  • How did the team promote    creativity and achieving result...
Thank You!• These slides will be available to download at the  Nonprofit Webinars site.• While there check out the full sc...
Find listings for our current season          of webinars and register at:            NonprofitWebinars.comA Service   Of:...
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Implementing truly effective teams is more difficult than often considered. In this webinar, we will take a realistic and practical look at how an organization's leaders can foster successful teams. The challenges of team-building are central to leadership in general, including: clarifying vision and purpose, taking a whole-systems view, facilitating constructive interaction, motivating performance, assessing progress, and skillful problem-solving. I will share real-life case studies; tips and tools; and resources for further learning.

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Building Real Teams: A Leadership Perspective

  1. 1. Building Real Teams: A Leadership Perspective Bob Greene May 2, 2012A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  2. 2. INTEGRATED PLANNING Advising nonprofits in: www.synthesispartnership.com • Strategy • Planning (617) 969-1881 • Organizational Development info@synthesispartnership.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  3. 3. Affordable collaborative data management in the cloud.A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  4. 4. Today’s Speaker Bob Greene Coach/Consultant Bob Greene Coaching and Consulting Hosting:Assisting with chat questions:April Hunt, Nonprofit Webinars Sam Frank, Synthesis PartnershipA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  5. 5. Nonprofit WebinarsBob GreeneBob Greene Coaching & ConsultingBob@BGCoach.netwww.BGCoach.net
  6. 6. 1) Teams—real teams—can provide terrific benefits.2) However, great teams don’t just happen. They take intention and work.3) Leadership plays a vital role in setting the stage and fostering team effectiveness— a role that is often underestimated.
  7. 7. • You’ll receive a link to download these slides after the session.• On request, I will send you a handout packet with resources to complement the presentation.• I’ll provide illustrations from my consulting and coaching with leaders and teams.• I’ll respond to as many questions as I can in the Q&A. And feel free to contact me after the webinar.
  8. 8. What is a Team?A Team is a small number of people withcomplementary skills who are committed toa common purpose, performance goals,and approach for which they holdthemselves mutually accountable. Katzenbach & Smith, The Wisdom of Teams
  9. 9. Benefits of Real Teams• Accomplish work that requires integrated efforts.• Draw on diverse skills and experience.• Address “open-ended” problems, where the solutions are not known in advance.• Promote a sum greater than the parts.
  10. 10. A Group Does Not Automatically Become a Team• It takes shared intention, effort, and communication.• There will likely be bumps in the road.• Leadership must set the stage & be engaged.
  11. 11. Groups Are Not Real TeamsThere is a differencebetween a group ofpeople and a realteam.---The Wisdom of Teams
  12. 12. What Leaders Can Do to Foster Real Teams Ensure the system supports teams Clarify expectations Model & foster team behavior Assess progress & team functioning
  13. 13. What Leaders Can Do to Foster Real Teams  Ensure the system supports teams  Clarify expectations  Model & foster team behavior  Assess progress & team functioning
  14. 14. Ensure the System Supports Teams “Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole.” (Wikipedia) A team’s success often depends on factors outside of the team in the larger organization. Leadership must maintain this broader perspective.
  15. 15. Ensure the System Supports Teams  Reward team as well as individual performance.  Foster cooperation between teams.  Foster support from other leaders.  Provide teams adequate resources.  Plan opportunities for learning skills.
  16. 16. Force-Field AnalysisForces Driving Change Restraining Forces
  17. 17. What Leaders Can Do to Foster Real Teams  Ensure the system supports teams  Clarify expectations  Model & foster team behavior  Assess progress & team functioning
  18. 18. Create a Team Charter  Purpose  Goals  Roles  Procedures  Interaction
  19. 19. Identify Shared Group NormsDiscuss as a team &develop a set ofbehavioral norms.Key tip: Ensureeveryone agrees whateach proposed normlooks like in practice.
  20. 20. What Leaders Can Do to Foster Real Teams  Ensure the system supports teams  Clarify expectations  Model & foster team behavior  Assess progress & team functioning
  21. 21. Model & Foster Team Behavior Allow for the team’s development. Delegate effectively (specify accountability in team’s charter). Model authentic communication and conflict resolution. Attend to how the senior leadership team works together.
  22. 22. What Leaders Can Do to Foster Real Teams  Ensure the system supports teams  Clarify expectations  Model & foster team behavior  Assess progress & team functioning
  23. 23. Focus on Accountability and AssessmentDebrief projectsConduct team self-assessments (with reviewing norms)Review team charter
  24. 24. Team DebriefDiscuss how the team has done working together: • How did the team promote creativity and achieving results? • How did the team encourage everyone to contribute? • How did the team deal with disagreements? • What did you learn that you can use to improve your next team assignment?
  25. 25. Thank You!• These slides will be available to download at the Nonprofit Webinars site.• While there check out the full schedule of free Nonprofit Webinars.• Contact me if you’d like a copy of the handout packet for this presentation: Bob@BGCoach.net
  26. 26. Find listings for our current season of webinars and register at: NonprofitWebinars.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:

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