Building a Stronger Team

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Building a Stronger Team.

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free.

Building a Stronger Team

Is your team capable of doing what the business needs?

Your job as a leader is to build the team you need, not to make due with the team you have.

It’s vitally important that you match your strategic business commitments to what your team can actually deliver.

Building the right team on purpose

In this webinar we talked about how to assess (and change) your team if necessary, so that you can confidently succeed on your business goals.

This is a very useful webinar to download if you want to:

  • Make sure your team can take on a new business challenge
  • Build the best team for what the business truly needs
  • Increase motivation and performance of individuals
  • Optimize the performance of your whole team
  • Kindly deal with team members who can’t scale

In this webinar: Building a Stronger team I share personal experience and practical techniques to make sure that your team is not only fit for purpose today, but is capable to scale in the future as the business changes and grows.

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What the webinar covered:

In this webinar I talked about specific, practical techniques to:

  • Create your ideal organization structure
  • Get the right people in the right roles
  • Recruit the best people
  • Create an environment where your team will thrive
  • Develop your team to become stronger over time

The Right Team

There is nothing like the right team.

That moment when you realize that you have built the right team, and that every person is strong and capable to do their part, and every person wants to move forward — That is a great moment.

You can get there. It’s not always easy to make necessary changes, but it’s always worth it.

When you have a team that is not able to change or scale, you end up trying to make up for it yourself. It’s exhausting and ineffective.

But the right team can work wonders. And it can free you up to do the next piece of strategic thinking and planning necessary to deal with always-changing challenges and targets.

In the webinar we talked about specific techniques to assess your current team, build your ideal, blank-sheet org chart, and up level the roles to meet future demand. There are also excellent worksheets and templates included to help you do this.

Motivate and Engage

As a leader it is also your job to make sure that you create an environment which fosters motivation and engagement.

I told a story during the webinar about a former employee who told me, “When I worked in your organization I felt like a superhero!”

Wow. That has become the measure for me as a manager. Make sure the people on my team feel like super-heros.

We talked about how to recruit and hire talented people, get them in the right roles, give them big important work, and let them do it — Support them and get the crap out of their way.

Improving Team Performance

Just like we do individual performance plans, I always like to do team performance plans too.

As a leader your team should be getting better at something each year. At least twice a year I would engage my staff in a team performance discussion. We would pick an area to improve and it would be part of all of our performance objectives.

In the webinar talked about how to develop team performance goals, along with individual ones.

It’s your job

One of the reasons I did this webinar is that very often managers don’t realize that this is actually a fundamental part of the job. They are not asked or directed to do this. Their company has not set expectations or given them training or support about this particular aspect of management.

As you go up each level, this skill and practice of building and developing the right team becomes more and more important.

The leaders that build the best teams, get the most valuable stuff done, and create the most success for the business and themselves.

Don’t wait to be asked or given permission. You should be figuring out how to build the strongest team possible — all the time.

Want some help?

To get some help with this and learn the specific ideas and techniques that we talked about, download the webinar: Building a Stronger Team, now.

Members: Download the webinar for free.
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Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor.
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