COACHING A Matter of Motivating People to Prepare and Work as a TEAM Conviction Driven Never Compromise your beliefs. Over-learning Practice until it’s perfect. Audible-Ready Know when to change. Consistency Respond predictably to performance. Honesty-Based Walk your talk. An Effective Coach is one who believes in someone and helps that person become the very BEST! What is a Team? A group of people working together for a common goal. Teambuilding Process of enabling a group of people to reach their common goal. Must possess a sense of unity among all of its members. Have interpersonal relationships. Members have must chance to contribute, learn from and work with others. Teamwork Among the most critical elements of a team is: A. That all team members are employed in the same unit, office or division. B. A strong leader who will keep the team on track, at all costs. C. A shared understanding from among team members as to what the purpose of the team is. D. Managerial or supervisory experience. Teams work most effectively when they: A. Work without an agenda, and "go with the flow," diverging from topic to topic. B. Work from an agreed upon set of norms and ground rules. C. Are given an extremely short period of time to accomplish goals. D. Meet behind closed doors, with no communication with others. Effective, productive team members are first and foremost: A. Experienced in their organization with a good deal of seniority and "know the ropes.“ B. Experts in the topic the team is working on. C. Strong, influential and persuasive leaders who can direct others. D. Committed to the cause of the team and will put the team's purpose before his or her own. Ten Characteristics of Effective Teams Purpose: Members proudly share a sense of why the team exists and are invested in accomplishing its mission and goals. Priorities: Members know what needs to be done next, by whom, and by when to achieve team goals. Roles: Members know their roles in getting tasks done and when to allow a more skillful member to do a certain task. Ten Characteristics of Effective Teams Decisions: Authority and decision-making lines are clearly understood. Conflict: Conflict is dealt with openly and is considered important to decision-making and personal growth. Personal traits: members feel their unique personalities are appreciated and well utilized. Norms: Group norms for working together are set and seen as standards for every one in the groups. Ten Characteristics of Effective Teams Effectiveness: Members find team meetings efficient and productive and look forward to this time together. Success: Members know clearly when the team has met with success and share in this equally and proudly. Training: Opportunities for feedback and updating skills are provided and taken advantage of by team members. Characteristics of a High-Performance Team Participative leadership - creating an interdependence by empowering, freeing up and serving others. Shared responsibility - establishing an environment in which all team members feel responsibility as the manager for the performance team. Aligned on purpose - having a sense of common purpose about why the team exists and the function it serves. Characteristics of a High-Performance Team High communication - creating a climate of trust and open, honest communication. Future focused - seeing change as an opportunity for growth. Focused on task - keeping meetings and interactions focused on results. Characteristics of a High-Performance Team Creative talents - applying individual talents and creativity. Rapid response - identifying and acting on opportunities. How Can I Be on A Successful Team? Contribute ideas and solutions. Recognize and respect differences in others. Value the ideas and contributions of others. Listen and share information. How Can I Be on A Successful Team? Ask questions and get clarification. Participate fully and keep your commitments. Be flexible and respect the partnership created by a team -- strive for the "win-win.” Have fun and care about the team and the outcomes.