High Performance Teamwork

One of the toughest leadership challenges is how to develop high performance teams.  How do you get a collection of individuals to operate as a team that is both capable and committed to achieving their goals.

This interactive session provokes the business leaders present to think through how far they assume that groups of people will perform as a team, with no conscious leadership intervention and support.  And then to consider how much the focus of their team is upon the task to the neglect of the team.

It is designed to challenge leaders to confront their attitude to leadership and assumptions about teamwork, acting as a catalyst for strengthening their effectiveness and commitment.

High Performance Teamwork is based on ideas from observing successful teams in the wild of the African bush – where great teamwork can be the basis of Life … or Death.

Lindsay McKenna, the author of the “Practitioner’s Guide to High Performance Teams” outlines what it means to belong to and lead a high performing team, and the skills, products and tools to get there. Shifting team members from passivity, or “every beast for himself”, into full-blooded involvement; helping leaders resist the tendency to give up on their team and become “Lone Rangers”

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Comments from members at previous MD2MD meetings with Lindsay:

  • Lindsay explained the subject well, made me think about how we interact with our teams and how we can utilise our meetings as a team and use them in a positive way.
  • Mix of media – videos, exercises, references, slides simple problem solving as opposed to risk management – She was fantastic.
  • As a wildlife enthusiast, Lindsay’s animal based examples resonated with me.
  • A good mixture of slides, video and interaction, the issue of book at the beginning with continual reference to it, the book will be very useful.
  • She used very easy to understand animal examples to get the point across.
  • Lindsay simplified and codified the principles and appropriateness of three different entities – team, group and individual, in particular how to significantly increase the productivity of teams.
  • She made me think about how to improve teamwork.
  • Lindsay made the session come alive with the use of varied media and with time to self analyse.
  • Brought it back to basics, no corporate jargon / rubbish or silly soundbites. Kept it simple through use of animals. With the team together everyone achieves more.
  • The guide book is exceptional with its contents and can be used in many different areas. Lindsay has made me really think about our teams/groups in the business and how with just simple changes it can improve.
  • Using illustrations from the natural world helped to underline the points, and obtain better understanding.

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