Building the team you Need vs. Managing the team you Have: WEBINAR

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

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Get the webinar

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of my professional development program can download this webinar for free.

If you think your team could be performing better but don’t know how to make that happen, download this webinar.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Get the right people in the right roles
  • Attract and motivate top performers
  • Deal with weak players or poor performers
  • Evolve role definition and performance measures for the future
  • Have more effective performance management conversations

Here is what we talked about:

All the ropes are tight

I love the metaphor of dogsledding for thinking about the performance of a team.

When you imagine all the dogs running forward with great motivation and energy, in the same direction and all pulling their share of the weight — all the ropes are tight.

No one is slacking off. No one is running in the wrong direction, or zig zagging back and forth getting all the ropes tangled.

No matter how high performing your team is, you are not going to get very far if one of the dogs decides to sit down in the middle of the race. (Thanks Suzanne for that addition to the metaphor!)

So when you look at your team, you need to do an honest assessment, and ask. Are all the ropes tight?

Building the team you need

In the webinar I described my method for creating the Ideal Blank-Sheet org chart, which is a method for making sure you have a team that is fit for a specific business mission.

Any good organization definition starts with the desired business outcomes.

This webinar includes worksheet and templates to help you define you ideal organization and to define each role within the organization.

Highly effective performance management

Many times we equate the idea of performance management with dealing with low performers. While it is necessary to improve or eliminate low performance, it’s important not to forget there are things you should be doing to manage high performers too.

Performance conversations are often stressful, or put on the back burner for a variety of reasons.

As leaders we need to be proactive and consistent about performance management.

In this webinar I shared the approach to set very clear performance measures and also have highly effective performance management conversations. There’s a great template to structure the performance conversation included as well.

Motivation and engagement

Finally we talked about creating high motivation and engagement of the team. As leaders we have the opportunity to create an environment where people can thrive, and we should be doing things on purpose to do just that.

The webinar:

I put together this webinar to give leaders ideas and specific techniques for building and motivating the team you NEED, vs. simply managing the team you HAVE.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Create your ideal, blank-sheet org chart
  • Deal appropriately with both high and low performers
  • Document performance measures, outcomes, and gaps to drive action and growth
  • Conduct highly effective performance conversations
  • Motivate and make people feel like super-heroes

The webinar is loaded with valuable resources

The worksheets and templates in this webinar are super-useful for creating your ideal organization structure, defining roles and how they need to evolve into the future, and providing structure for effective performance management conversations.

Members: Download this webinar for free.

Non Members: You can purchase this individual webinar or podcast (links below).

More, useful webinars for motivating your team:

As a member, just around this topic of metrics, execution and team performance you can get these other related webinars:

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Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor. She became the youngest general manager at HP at the age of 33, ran a billion dollar software business at 35 and became a CEO for the first time at 38 (all without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk)

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