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Five Pillars of High-Performance Teams

Five Pillars of High-Performance Teams

For over 16 years, the team at LeadershipHQ have worked with hundreds of teams and leaders. We know what makes a great team through our work, research and thought leadership. We have built the Five Pillars of High-Performance Teams that we have delivered and created 100’s for great teams, and we know these stages have contributed to their success.

Let’s break down each of these elements:

1. Safety: Safety encompasses physical and psychological safety within the team environment. Physically safe environments minimise the risk of accidents or injuries, allowing team members to focus on their tasks without worrying about their well-being. Psychological safety is an atmosphere where team members feel comfortable taking interpersonal risks, such as speaking up with ideas, questions, or concerns, without fear of retribution or embarrassment. When team members feel psychologically safe, they are more likely to contribute openly, share innovative ideas, and engage in constructive conflict resolution. This fosters a culture of trust, collaboration, and learning within the team, ultimately leading to improved performance.

2. Connection: High-performance teams have solid interpersonal connections among team members. This connection fosters trust, open communication, and collaboration. Team members feel comfortable sharing ideas, concerns, and feedback, creating a more cohesive and productive working environment. They also know the importance of service. As Simon Sinek says in his YouTube video – the Navy SEALs aren’t made up of the strongest, most challenging, or most intelligent candidates. They all possess something much more profound. Service is what defines the highest-performing teams in the world.

3. Clarity refers to understanding team goals, roles, and expectations clearly. High-performance teams have well-defined objectives and a shared vision of their work. Each team member knows their role and understands how their contributions contribute to the team’s overall success.

4. Ownership is the sense of accountability and responsibility of team members towards their tasks and the team’s goals. In high-performance teams, members take ownership of their work and are committed to delivering high-quality results. They take initiative, problem-solve independently, and go above and beyond to ensure the team’s success.

5. Performance: Finally, high-performance teams consistently deliver excellent results. They set high standards for themselves and strive to improve their performance continuously. These teams can achieve outstanding outcomes through effective communication, collaboration, and focus on individual and collective goals.

In high-performance teams, safety is prioritised alongside connection, clarity, ownership, and performance. By creating an environment where team members feel safe to express themselves, take risks, and collaborate effectively, teams can achieve higher performance and success.

In high-performance teams, safety is prioritised alongside connection, clarity, ownership, and performance. By creating an environment where team members feel safe to express themselves, take risks, and collaborate effectively, teams can achieve higher performance and success.

Reach out to our team today about the Five Pillars of High-Performance Teams Workshop and Leadership Programs.


LeadershipHQ Programs

Executive & Senior Leaders

Today’s organisations need leaders who can communicate a clear vision, set and execute strategy, and drive change through uncertainty. Our Executive and Senior Leader development programs increase self-awareness, accountability and performance while supercharging leader confidence and focus. Designed for senior and executive leaders responsible for business direction, culture and performance.

Emerging Leaders

Transitioning from team member to team leader is exciting and daunting. Our programs give executives, future, first time and frontline leaders the knowledge, skills and practical tools they need to thrive. The focus is on personal growth, communicating with impact and motivating people to achieve.

Women in Leadership

The world needs more great female leaders. Designed to accelerate and elevate women’s development, our Women in Leadership programs are delivered over 6-12 months and address the unique challenges women face in their leadership journey. Through these programs, women develop the confidence, mindset and practical skills to lean into leadership.

Women in Leadership (OWL)

Study at your own pace, in your place.

The Outstanding Women Leaders program is a personal and professional high-impact development journey developed by Sonia McDonald, who has more than 25 years of experience in leadership and human resources. The Virtual Program offers you the flexibility to grow and develop as a leader at a pace that fits your life’s demands.

We combine expert online coaching and networking with a community of like-minded women to support your journey. The program includes ten modules with a comprehensive toolkit, video presentations, masterclasses and visual play sheets for each chapter.

LeadershipHQ Coaching

We coach individuals, leadership teams and groups to support self-development as part of our leadership programs or when a workplace conflict is unresolved.

Discover what drives and motivates you and leverage your strengths to improve personal and team performance and impact.

No matter where you are on your leadership journey, getting a coach is never too early (or too late).

Cultural Transformation

Being stuck with a dysfunctional or wrong culture costs your business time, money and reputation. We’re here to help you shape the organisation and culture you want to enjoy.

We work with you to build or transform your current culture into a courageous, engaging and productive one.

We implement strategies and workshops to design and implement vision, values, mission, and new leadership behaviours to create and nurture the organisational culture you need.

Assessments

We offer customised Pulse, Engagement, Cultural Assessments, Surveys, and 360’s for YOUR Organisation, Leaders and Teams.

These tools are incredibly effective for performance management and improvement by gaining a well-rounded view of your organisation’s attitudes, behaviour and performance.

Online Self-Paced Course

Would you be interested in jump-starting your leadership development?

LeadershipHQ’s Online Leadership Program is an online professional development program for emerging, first-time, frontline leaders and professionals wanting to take their seats at the leadership table.

The program can be completed independently or with our facilitated programs and coaching. You can work through the program at your own pace, in your place.

Transitioning from team member to team leader is exciting and daunting. Our programs give executives, future, first time and frontline leaders the knowledge, skills and practical tools they need to thrive. The focus is on personal growth, communicating with impact and motivating people to achieve.


By Sonia McDonald – CEO of LeadershipHQ and Outstanding Leadership Awards, Leadership Coach, Global Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, CEO, and Award Winning Author.

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