Building a High Powered Team
"Good enough" is not enough. Staying
competitive requires having an edge that can't
be duplicated, the kind that comes from valuing
trust and communication as much as you value
efficiency and profitability.
Almost all roadblocks that emerge on the path
to building high powered teams can be traced to
automatic responses prompted by our biology. New
research into how the brain works offers
insights into productive conflict and new ways
to build trust, commitment, accountability and
Building a high powered team is about
creating practices for dismantling whatever gets
in the way of effective action, and developing
people to operate powerfully in the face of
Dorrier Underwood measures team effectiveness
by how well team members develop their
leadership, apply what they learn, and produce
specific business results.
In working with us, your team will renew its
vision, gain clarity
about what's next, and
create practices for holding each other to
Engaging in this work will develop the
1. Being open and able to trust each other.
2. Developing people and building meaningful partnerships
3. Examining beliefs that limit high performance.
4. Disagreeing, challenging and questioning each other
in the spirit of discovering new answers and making sound
5. Embracing change and empowering the organization's vision.
6. Achieving genuine buy-in on important decisions,
even when some team members initially disagree.
7. Holding one another accountable to high standards, and considering
oneself the source of accountability when interacting with peers.
8. Setting aside individual needs and agendas to focus on what is
best for the team.