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Building High Performance Teams

Successful teams all give themselves the time to learn to be a team.” (Katzenbach and Smith, 2001) Whether you are a team member or a team leader you have a role in building your team to high performance.

Tannenbaum and Schmidt (1958)

In 1958 Tannenbaum and Schmidt gave us a continuum that is a simple model of leadership theory which shows the relationship between the level of freedom that a manager chooses to give to a team, and the level of authority used by the manager. You can see that as the team's freedom is increased, the manager's authority decreases. This is a positive way for both teams and managers to develop. This is a useful continuum for us to explore

if we are a team member or a leader. How much freedom are we taking as a team member? How much freedom are we encouraging as a leader? It would be interesting to gain your whole teams view on this and discuss everyone’s viewpoint.

  

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Looking After Your Own Career

It’s that time of year. The sun has arrived and we spend more time outdoors often causing us to reflect on what we should be doing. Is one of these things managing your life and career? Here are some tools to help you while reflecting in the garden with a beer.

Wheel of Life

This tool helps you reflect on every area of your life and make some decisions on where your focus should be. This is great to do individually or as a family group. (Click on the wheel for the tool)

Wheel of Life

Self Analysis

Use the timeline to map out what your career has looked like so far, what it currently looks like and what you would like it to look in the future. Now take some time to ask yourself:- What patterns is this showing? How do I feel about how this looks? What do I think about how this looks? What ar...

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