1. Best Practices #8 – Never Tell a Team Member What a Deadline is – Let Them Tell You

    Dictatorial styles are ineffective with knowledge workers and professionals. You must engage their minds, not their bodies to buy into the mission, short-term goals and their own objectives and deliverables. You must allow, or force, them to figure out the plan and all the moving parts. This forces them……Read More

  2. Best Practice #7 – Clearly Defined Roles and Responsibilities

    Ambiguity must be totally eliminated to form a high performance team. Everyone on the team must know what they are responsibile for, not responsible for and even in most cases what others will deliver and when. This requires a framework or system to be consistent and comprehensive. We are not talking……Read More

  3. Best Practice #5 – Mutual Trust is Required for High-Performance

    It is the leaders job to create and maintain high levels of trust is a team. This is not optional if you want high-performance. Here are some ways to help with this.…Read More

  4. Best Practice #3 – Require Open and Clear Communication

    High-performance teams must have high levels of communcaition and coordination. It is the leader's job to make sure this happens and remove all roadblocks to it. There are various techniques that should be used to validatecommunications are clear and flowing on all levels.…Read More

  5. Best Practice #2 – Clear Goals/Mission that Everyone Understands

    Without full syncronization of the team on the objectives they cannot perform well. It is the team leader's job to see that there is no ambiguity in objectives and priorities. This means several attributes must be assigned to each goal. There are two well proven systems to do this described here.  …Read More