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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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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

Are We All Above Average? Cognitive Bias and Team Superiority

9/24/2017
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“Automobile drivers consistently rate themselves as better than average — even when a test of their hazard perception reveals them to be below par”, said Mark Horswill, a psychologist at the University of Queensland in Australia, in an interview for an article in LiveScience. “You find it across all ages, … The post Are We All Above Average? Cognitive Bias and Team Superiority appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:06:27

Training vs. Coaching: Which Path to Building Better Teams?

9/17/2017
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During my twenty-plus years in large organizations I estimate that I have participated in more than 50 leadership training sessions, along with a handful of leadership coaching experiences. Reflecting on those many training sessions, I struggle to recall a single idea resulting in specific actions that led to meaningful, measurable … The post Training vs. Coaching: Which Path to Building Better Teams? appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:53

Teams and the Battle for Gender Equality

9/10/2017
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Aristotle astutely observed that, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Unfortunately, when it comes to diversity and gender equality in the workplace, too often the day-to-day habits in many organizations fall far short of excellence. In the January 2017 HBR article To … The post Teams and the Battle for Gender Equality appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:05:36

The Art of Scaling Teams

9/6/2017
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In The Art of War, Sun Tzu observed that the challenge of leading a small army versus a large army is largely a matter of “dividing up their numbers” and “signs and signals”. In modern terms, this means instilling the structures, communications, and processes that are necessary for scaling an … The post The Art of Scaling Teams appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:05:32

Team Turnaround: Turmoil, Triage, and Recovery

8/20/2017
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You Will Be Tested. If you aspire to lead, then at some point in your career you will find yourself performing triage on a troubled team. The trouble may come from within the team, external forces, or both. For me, it was both. My first GM role was leading the … The post Team Turnaround: Turmoil, Triage, and Recovery appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:03:45

Google, Aristotle, and the Habits of Effective Teams

8/13/2017
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As one of the world’s most visible and valuable companies, with a corporate motto of “Don’t be evil”, the bar is high for Google in terms of expectations at all levels. The February 25, 2016 article “What Google Learned from Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team”, published by Pulitzer … The post Google, Aristotle, and the Habits of Effective Teams appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:03:53

Aristotle’s Mirror: Reflections on Exceptional Team Leaders

7/23/2017
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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle, 384–322 BCE Aristotle’s observation about human behavior and motivation speaks to the very heart of exceptional team leaders. Over the course of my career and doctoral work I have talked with hundreds of team … The post Aristotle’s Mirror: Reflections on Exceptional Team Leaders appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:57

Motivation at Work: Driving Team Performance

7/16/2017
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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” —John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States What is Motivation? Why do we do what we do? Insights ranging from Aristotle and Confucius to modern day behavioral scientists show us that the answer is […] The post Motivation at Work: Driving Team Performance appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:04:47

There Are No Shortcuts to a Solid Team Foundation

7/7/2017
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Would you build your family a house without ensuring that there is a safe, solid foundation? The answer to this question is obvious. Yet, many team leaders bet their paychecks on the performance of a team without ensuring that they have put in place solid fundamentals. These team leaders give many reasons for taking shortcuts […] The post There Are No Shortcuts to a Solid Team Foundation appeared first on The ONE Habit.

Duration:00:03:49