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What distinguishes exceptional teams and team leaders from the rest? Each year, businesses invest billions of dollars in programs and ideas to improve leader and team performance. Yet, most of those programs fail to turn ideas into the habits that lead to more effective, higher-performing teams. Dr. Jeb Hurley's groundbreaking research into motivation, engagement, and team effectiveness identified the one habit that sets exceptional teams and team leaders apart from the rest. That habit focuses on key relationships, and sits at the heart of an architecture used by the most highly-effective teams. The ONE Habit blog and podcast explores the Architecture of Highly-Effective Teams and the one habit shared by exceptional team leaders, along with current team leadership and effectiveness research, and how to apply these concepts to your organization.

What distinguishes exceptional teams and team leaders from the rest? Each year, businesses invest billions of dollars in programs and ideas to improve leader and team performance. Yet, most of those programs fail to turn ideas into the habits that lead to more effective, higher-performing teams. Dr. Jeb Hurley's groundbreaking research into motivation, engagement, and team effectiveness identified the one habit that sets exceptional teams and team leaders apart from the rest. That habit focuses on key relationships, and sits at the heart of an architecture used by the most highly-effective teams. The ONE Habit blog and podcast explores the Architecture of Highly-Effective Teams and the one habit shared by exceptional team leaders, along with current team leadership and effectiveness research, and how to apply these concepts to your organization.
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What distinguishes exceptional teams and team leaders from the rest? Each year, businesses invest billions of dollars in programs and ideas to improve leader and team performance. Yet, most of those programs fail to turn ideas into the habits that lead to more effective, higher-performing teams. Dr. Jeb Hurley's groundbreaking research into motivation, engagement, and team effectiveness identified the one habit that sets exceptional teams and team leaders apart from the rest. That habit focuses on key relationships, and sits at the heart of an architecture used by the most highly-effective teams. The ONE Habit blog and podcast explores the Architecture of Highly-Effective Teams and the one habit shared by exceptional team leaders, along with current team leadership and effectiveness research, and how to apply these concepts to your organization.

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Want Performance? Get Feedback.

5/6/2018
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The English-Oxford Dictionary defines “feedback” as: Information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., which is used as a basis for improvement. The return of a fraction of the output signal from an amplifier, microphone, or other device to the … The post Want Performance? Get Feedback. appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:08:06

Leaders – Are You Choosing Mediocrity?

4/22/2018
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In his April 2017 HBR article What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team , Joseph Grenny observed that, “The toughest test of a manager is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity.” Over the course of many, many … The post Leaders – Are You Choosing Mediocrity? appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:07:22

Coaching Strategies to Improve Team Effectiveness

4/15/2018
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In increasingly dynamic, complex business environments, helping people develop their strengths, build new competencies, and work collaboratively to deliver results has become a business imperative. In response, many organizations make significant investments in executive level coaching. This coaching is typically provided by external groups focused … The post Coaching Strategies to Improve Team Effectiveness appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:05:35

Article Review: Reducing Team Burnout

4/1/2018
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In his March 2018 HBR article, “To Reduce Burnout on Your Team, Give People a Sense of Control“, the author, Andrew Wittman, observes that team dynamics play a key role in workplace stress. He argues that “being part of a team can be a quick road … The post Article Review: Reducing Team Burnout appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:05:35

Quality Communications Are Key to Your Team’s Success

3/25/2018
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Complex global business environments, and the need for agility in both decision making and execution, is driving organizations towards ever greater collaboration and teamwork as the means of resolving challenges and creating competitive advantage. Most leaders agree that one key component in ensuring effective team … The post Quality Communications Are Key to Your Team’s Success appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:17

Why Your Team Needs to be Agile

3/11/2018
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Many teams struggle with a fundamental conundrum: how do you get disciplined execution along with innovative, creative solutions? It often seems that any efforts to improve one-dimension causes losses on the other one. Disciplined execution stymies innovation; by its very nature, innovation and creativity are … The post Why Your Team Needs to be Agile appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:06:12

How to Increase Team Performance: Focus on Well-Being

2/25/2018
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Many factors influence performance and well-being at work, including: professional and personal goals, job design and flexibility, skills and competencies, and perceptions of the fairness and trust across key relationships. For many organisations and teams, the simultaneous pursuit of performance and well-being can feel like chasing conflicting goals. In his … The post How to Increase Team Performance: Focus on Well-Being appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:25

4 Steps to Motivating Millennial Teams

2/18/2018
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For organizations in search of talent, people born between 1977 and 1994 matter because a) there are a lot of them; and b) by 2020, their generation will make up 50% of the global workforce. This generation’s career aspirations, attitudes about work, and comfort with technology will define the work … The post 4 Steps to Motivating Millennial Teams appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:05:20

Too Many Cooks In Your Virtual Team’s Kitchen?

2/4/2018
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As organizations become more team-centric, and as globalization drives interaction across regions and time-zones, the use of virtual teams has grown rapidly (SHRM, 2012). For organizations, the advantages of being able to leverage talent and resources across geographies and time zones can be a source of competitive advantage. For the … The post Too Many Cooks In Your Virtual Team’s Kitchen? appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:17

How to Succeed as a 21st Century Team Leader

1/21/2018
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The nature of team work has rapidly evolved over the last 25 years. The decline of organizational hierarchy, and the rise of global, cross-cultural work, have multiplied the challenges of building and leading teams. Conventional wisdom often prescribed hard work and long hours as the answer to improving team productivity … The post How to Succeed as a 21st Century Team Leader appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:07:08

Keep Your Employee Engagement Resolution

1/7/2018
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At the start of the new year, people who acknowledge the reality of their waistlines often start their list of New Year’s resolutions with a goal to exercise more. Similarly, many organizational leaders who acknowledge that the people in their organization are not as engaged as they would like, place … The post Keep Your Employee Engagement Resolution appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:27

Looking Forward: Team Leadership Trends 2018

12/24/2017
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The reshaping of organizations that began at the turn of the century continued this year at an accelerated pace. How organizations respond and reshape themselves based on team leadership trends will determine their trajectory: greatness or mediocrity. The post Looking Forward: Team Leadership Trends 2018 appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:07:33

Getting the Right People on your Team Bus

11/25/2017
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I recently conducted a workshop on building highly-effective teams with a group of service leaders and their team members. During a coffee break, one of the leaders and I were chatting about the challenges of team building, and he asked me a great question, “How do I make sure that … The post Getting the Right People on your Team Bus appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:05:55

Happiness at Work: Does it Really Matter?

11/19/2017
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About ten years ago I was appointed CEO of a mid-size software company – one that had been the leader in its field for nearly twenty years, but was now struggling to grow. The Board’s assessment was that the company lacked innovation and a compelling product strategy. My early assessment … The post Happiness at Work: Does it Really Matter? appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:47

Lean Teams: The Role of Norms and Relationships

11/12/2017
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Lean teams are the benchmark for best practice in manufacturing and field service organizations. With their emphasis on autonomy, continuous process improvement, and value creation, the appeal of lean-teams has broadened to include most every function in today’s flatter, leaner organizations. Yet, despite the popularity and well-documented benefits of lean … The post Lean Teams: The Role of Norms and Relationships appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:02:55

Team Leadership: How to Handle a Lone Wolf

11/5/2017
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If you lead teams for a long enough time, you are likely to recruit or inherit a ‘lone wolf’ – a talented, capable individual who has a tough time fitting into your team. Smart, capable, and willing to challenge the status-quo, you see their value; yet, often they are high-maintenance … The post Team Leadership: How to Handle a Lone Wolf appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:48

How to Measure Individual Performance in a World of Teams

10/29/2017
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A good friend of mine is the CTO at Cloverpop, a Silicon Valley start-up that has developed a revolutionary on-line platform for measuring, accelerating, and improving decision making. Recently, Roger and his engineering leadership team were debating how to best evaluate the performance of individual developers and engineers when results … The post How to Measure Individual Performance in a World of Teams appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:03:46

Improving Team Motivation: It Doesn’t Have to be (this) Difficult

10/21/2017
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How often have you heard observations like “my people don’t seem to be fully engaged” or, “my team needs more energy”? While the symptoms of a team lacking engagement and energy may be easy to identify, practical solutions that are easily implemented are hard to find. I did a Google … The post Improving Team Motivation: It Doesn’t Have to be (this) Difficult appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:27

The Paradox of Performance Pressure

10/15/2017
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For many organizations make-or-break projects have become the norm versus the exception. There are a variety of drivers behind this trend, including disruptive innovation, the need for speed across most every business function, and fierce competition in global markets that drives up buyer expectations. Organizations motivated to excel in this … The post The Paradox of Performance Pressure appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:03:51

Virtual Reality: How to Build Effective Virtual Teams

10/1/2017
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All teams face challenges in their quest to be effective. The reality for virtual teams is that they face greater complexity and uncertainty as they strive to overcome the barriers of time, distance, and communications. When successful, virtual teams enable the best talent to come together to amplify energy, competencies, … The post Virtual Reality: How to Build Effective Virtual Teams appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:05:17

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