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A culture of performance & leadership - 5 Key Questions

Recently I was working with a client who reminded me of how good teams can actually be when they are built, developed and inspired in a positive way with a shared goal that everyone believes in. Their approach to tackling issues is impressive and they truly do work as a team rather than a group of individuals with separate agendas.

So here are some questions for you to think about that might help you to build a truly high performing team with a performance culture that actually works.

Firstly, think about a team or organisation that has a high performance culture.

  1. Who is their leader or leaders and what great leadership traits do they exhibit?
  2. What is it about the leadership style, the vision, values, mission and purpose of that organisation that defines this high performing culture?
  3. What is expected of people who work there? Not just the job descriptions/specifications or the policies and procedures but also the unwritten expectations - the psychological contracts that exist between employer and employees.
  4. What happens when people choose not to conform to the performance standards? How does this high performing organisation/team deal with that?
  5. What other things does this organisation use to help cement a high performance culture?

Now that you have looked at your chosen organisation/team and answered the questions above - turn now to your self and your own organisation/team. What would people say about you?

Look for the potential gaps and then fill them (be honest with yourself).

Good luck in your journey to becoming a high performing team - it takes effort but it is worth it.

About the author

Dave Dayman

Dave Dayman

I'm passionate about leadership. I believe that thinking is not only the most powerful tool that we own but is also the one thing we have total control over. Sometimes we just need a little help to change the way we in which we choose to think!