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When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out

When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
How to decide when to get involved.
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High performing teams are skilled at solving their own problems without relying on the formal leader.  Every team should have norms established that outline how to work through differences and conflict.   When they do so, the formal designated leader has more time to think and act strategically.  
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What Makes a Team Truly Great? 9 Defining Traits [Infographic]

What Makes a Team Truly Great? 9 Defining Traits [Infographic] | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
Learn what you should look for in a high-performing team and how to recruit to create your own.
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High performing teams also have a clear purpose and combined with behavior based values.
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5 Tips for Teams that Work Remotely

5 Tips for Teams that Work Remotely | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
Strategies for travelling entrepreneurs & business owners with employees contributing from around the world.
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Some great tips and tools for teams that work remotely.

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Psychological Triangulation – A Blog About Toxic and Non-Toxic People

Psychological Triangulation – A Blog About Toxic and Non-Toxic People | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
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Healthy workplace cultures discourage "triangulation".  Employees should be encouraged to express their concerns directly with courage and compassion.  Leaders have an obligation to model this behavior for their teams so conflict is surfaced and resolved openly.  High performing teams experience a lot of conflict - its their ability to work through the conflict in a healthy manner that makes them high performing and contributes to an environment of innovation and creativity.

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Can Creativity Really Be Taught?

Can Creativity Really Be Taught? | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
Creativity doesn't always come naturally. But do the classes, lists, and mantras really help? Even if your team isn't full of Renaissance men and...
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It's difficult to teach "creativity" but this article includes an easy to follow framework that can help creativity emerge particularly if used in a team setting.  It will help improve team collaboration and engagement as well. 

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Situational Leadership Model: Applying the Theory to Project Management

Situational Leadership Model: Applying the Theory to Project Management | Team Potenial | Scoop.it

The Situational Leadership Model provides guidance on what type of leadership style to use and when it should be used. Learn how you can influence people you don't have direct authority over.


Via David Hain
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Situational Leadership has application for teams and projects.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:04 AM
Still useful after all these years...
Pformacademy's curator insight, January 19, 2014 4:53 AM

A good model when developing a performing team

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Polite Ways to Decline a Meeting Invitation

Polite Ways to Decline a Meeting Invitation | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
Protect your time without looking like a grump.
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How to reduce meeting fatigue and improve your productivity along with that of your team and organization.
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The secret of effective teamwork | 3coze

The secret of effective teamwork | 3coze | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
It’s one of those days where I didn’t have an idea of what to write about so I started Googling random things.
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There is no quick fix for teams failing to live up to their full potential.  A good place to start is with three expectations.  First, team members need to be accountable for participating fully and authentically.  Second, expect that there will be conflict -- great teams expect members to challenge each other.  Third, provide team members with the tools to successfully navigate conflict and you'll be off to a great start.
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Change Your Team » How to foster more open and honest debate

Change Your Team » How to foster more open and honest debate | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
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A great article from Liane Davey at Knightsbridge on how to encourage honest and open debate which is an important characteristic of high performing teams.

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Simple and Accessible—The Top 7 Items Your Virtual Team Needs to Be Productive

Simple and Accessible—The Top 7 Items Your Virtual Team Needs to Be Productive | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
“Since you are interested in virtual work, let me show you our video conferencing capability.” The room was impressive. The huge wall screens provided a full view of participants at tables in other...
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The must have's for working with virtual teams in order to make the experience feel real and "less virtual".

 

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Change Your Team » Be a more effective devil’s advocate

Change Your Team » Be a more effective devil’s advocate | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
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Avoiding conflict diminishes team effectiveness.  Employees that avoid conflict do a disservice to themselves and the team. 

 

To help keep conflict in the open, considering rotating the role of "devil's advocate" as part of team meetings.  It could be a fun way to ensure all points of view are surfaced, valued, and given consideration.

 

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Develop Team Norms and Guidelines

Develop Team Norms and Guidelines | Team Potenial | Scoop.it
Want to know the two components that team members must pay attention to if the team is going to succeed? The team must pay attention to the content of the team mission, but there is more...
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Creating team norms are critical to team success.  They provide a solid framework that helps the team align expectations on how they will work together to achieve their objectives.

 

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