What do we need to do together as a team to meet the needs of the greater system, now and in the future, that we could not do apart?
- Peter Hawkins, 2017
What a good question for any team! Lencioni (2002) states that it is not finance, not strategy, not technology, but teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and yet so rare. This therefore is the difference between a smart and a healthy organisation.
Team effectiveness is dependent on levels of foundational trust in the team, which in turn is dependent on the clarity of the team’s purpose, in line with expectations of their stakeholders. This allows teams to develop teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and yet so rare.
The link between authentic individual and team effectiveness is that authentic leaders firstly develop trust within themselves, and then between themselves and others. Authentic leadership (AL) therefore is what is required to build the solid foundation of inter-relational trust, required in any effective leadership team and organisation. AL can be defined as being true to self, and true to one’s leadership purpose, with a strong moral underpinning, for the greater good of all that we serve.
In systemic AL team effectiveness, five systemic pillars need to be in place in order for your team to be sustainably agile and effective, not only now but also in the future; not only in calm waters but also in stormy weather.
In this asynchronous course you will get an understanding of how sustainable AL Effectiveness can be developed in teams and organizations.