How to build high-performing teams (and measure their success)

Welcome to our fortnightly update of all the latest articles on leadership and high-performance teams.

This week we take a closer look at establishing and maintaining high-performing teams. As the first two articles this week discuss, building high-performing teams takes much more than just individual talent and good relationships. This is a challenge that we see regularly in our consulting work – with huge implications for team and organisational performance

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High performing teams require more than just good relationships
Although most people form positive relationships at work, many teams still under-perform. An interesting look at why building great teams takes much more than just building great relationships between the people in those teams. (Human Capital Exchange)

Building high performance teams takes more than talent
In today’s increasingly networked workplace, talent doesn’t guarantee success. This piece outlines some common talent issues that hinder the ability to build high-performance teams. (Forbes)

Managing performance when it’s hard to measure
Organisations have long struggled to accurately measure the performance of all employees. The process can be highly subjective, which is why Red Hat has developed a simpler, more flexible approach to performance reviews. (Harvard Business Review)

Practice makes perfect
Two out of three first-time leaders felt unprepared for their new job. This presents a unique opportunity for HR in preparing the next generation of organisational talent. (Human Resources Executive Online)

The $112 billion CEO succession problem
Failed CEO succession is usually a result of boards allowing succession planning to fall off the regular agenda. This article covers four recommendations to help make succession planning sustainable. (Strategy + Business)

8 habits of highly accountable people
Many people struggle with the definition of accountability versus responsibility. Here are 8 of the habits that accountable people uniquely choose to make a part of their everyday life.

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