Fundamentals of High-Performing Teams

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CrossLead has pivoted to launching new virtual training programs, we have discovered an increasing demand for peer-to-peer learning opportunities within mature and high-growth companies. In response, we’ve developed a new framework for leveraging the network effect to improve organizational learning – Leadership Cells. These facilitated group coaching sessions of 4-6 managers provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and resolve issues outside of the traditional performance management process.

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“The psychology (of crew) is complex. Even as rowers must subsume their often-fierce sense of independence and self-reliance, at the same time they must hold true to their individuality, their unique capabilities as oarsmen or oarswomen or, for that matter, as human beings. Even if they could, few rowing coaches would simply clone their biggest, strongest, smartest, and most capable rowers/ Crew races are not won by clones. They are won by crews, and great crews are carefully balanced blends of both physical abilities and personality types. Good crews are good blends of personalities: someone to lead the charge, someone to hold something in reserve; someone to pick a fight, someone to make peace; someone to think things through, someone to charge ahead without thinking. Somehow all this must mesh. That’s the steepest challenge. Even after the right mixture is found, each man or woman in the boat must recognize his or her place in the fabric of the crew, accept it, and accept the others as they are.”

 

– Daniel James Brown, author of “The Boys in the Boat” about nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.