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Leadership Team Development

Team Development

Your work is increasingly complex and demanding, and it requires people to nimbly and easily collaborate across disciplines and long distances.  Teams form around projects and campaigns, as well as ongoing responsibilities and roles.   You need high functioning and flexible teams to get the best results.  That’s why forming and developing teams has become such a key competency for successful leaders.

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Key factors in team performance:

A team is a small group of people working together to achieve a common goal.  Effective teams usually have the following characteristics:

Success with virtual teams:

Many teams today are made up of people who work in different offices.  This is not the obstacle or expense that it once was.  It does require paying attention to the systems and practices that support the virtual team environment.

A strong team at the top:

Given the demands on change leaders today, CEO’s need a leadership team that can do much of what a single leader might have done in the past.  Here’s how it supports your effectiveness:

Getting help with your team

We support team development in the following ways:


Ruth Wageman; Debra Nunes; James Burruss; Richard Hackman (2008). Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Great.Center for Public Leadership: Harvard University Press.

Lencioni, Patrick.  5 Dysfunctions of a Team, 2002.

Katzenbach, Tom. Teams at the Top, 1998.