Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Lean etc. have become buzzwords not only for those working in software de...21 July 2016
LEAD Module on Developing and Driving Good Performing Teams
Our new Business Unit Manager Jesper Moller delivered a training session on how to develop and drive good-performing teams using the most solid work and research on leadership in the world, and yet at the same drawing the parallel with Symphony’ core approach to training.
Gallup Research studied more than one million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life. This enabled Gallup to compare the strengths of each person on the team and to start thinking about how the organization looks as a whole. What emerged from these data are four distinct domains of leadership strength that are the necessary components of all great teams. It serves a team well to have a representation from each of these domains — whether in the leader or within the team members.
Leaders who are strongly self-aware and realistic about their own talents and strengths are the most likely to pick a team that helps shore up their weaknesses. A strong strategist, for example, will recognize the importance of having a relationship builder on board. This ability to build a well-rounded team is the mark of a successful leader, no matter which particular talents or strengths he or she possesses.
And, as always, the best way to learn and to test its usefulness is through applying it.