Category Archives: Teams

How Do You Measure Up As A Team Manager? 20 Point Checklist

Over the last 6 months we have been working on a competency project that has identified certain characteristics of the successful team manager. We have summarised those behavioural indicators into the following list: They seek to add value to what the team are trying to achieve, rather than simply ‘manage’ them. They balance the task-team-individual… Read More »

How Do You Measure Up As A Team Manager?

Over the last 6 months Predaptive have been working on a competency project that has identified certain characteristics of the successful team manager. We have summarised those behavioural indicators into the following list: They seek to add value to what the team are trying to achieve, rather than simply ‘manage’ them. They balance the task-team-individual… Read More »

Making The Team Work

This week is giving us plenty of opportunities to see teams operating at their best, and at their worst. As The Apprentice comes to an end it’s clear that the show and the process have little to do with team work and everything to do with looking out for personal interests. This can happen all… Read More »

The ‘I’ In Team

We often hear that “There’s no ‘I’ in team”, a nice idea, but the reality is that teams are made up of individuals and individuals need to feel a sense of personal achievement as well as a sense of belonging. Team success is sometimes made up of a series of individual successes. Britain’s most successful… Read More »

A New Manager’s Guide to Leading a Team – (Part 2 – where does leadership fit in?)

Manager and Leader? Manager or Leader? Manager not Leader? Many organisations are over managed and under led? Why? Often, leadership is the stuff that gets squeezed out by all the ‘management’ requirements. Part of the difficulty of leadership is that it is viewed as an attribute as well as an activity; this is the hoary… Read More »

A New Manager’s Guide to Leading a Team – (Part 1 – Are you one of them or one of us?)

One of the most common discussion points from talking to managers on our corporate development programmes is around dealing with being ‘the meat in the sandwich’. They are under downward pressure to ‘get people performing’, ‘or to get things sorted’ and upward pressure to support their teams against the senior management ‘They’. ‘They’ cannot be… Read More »

What Makes An Effective Team?

Where are the most common places teams are talked about? Work and sport. And what is the common denominator that connects the two? Competition. We believe that one of the most effective ways to compete is through effective teamwork. Team sports are all about collective endeavour, the English Rugby World Cup winners and Liverpool football… Read More »