Achieving Synergy - Displaying items by tag: leadership
I’m sure I don’t need to espouse the benefits of learning and knowledge here—we all know that we need to continuously learn and grow to stay relevant and be successful in life (not to mention the intrinsic joy to be had in the process of learning). What we all potentially need reminding of though, particularly in this era of tweets and listicles, is that long-form written works, books, are key in developing a deeper understanding. There are so many books that I love, that I had difficulty in keeping it to ten. Read on if you are serious about leading and developing a high-performing team. In no particular order...
Culture is a collection of beliefs, behaviours, and states of being that are held by a group of people at a particular time. It is often described as “how we do things around here”. It exists on multiple levels, from small groups such as teams or families, through to broader groups such as social classes, national cultures, or pan-national cultures. It is complex, messy, and near impossible to design and create in an orderly way.
That said, culture is integral to the performance and operations of a team, and it can be changed to improve team performance. The key question is ‘how’. Before we get to the how, however, we need to understand the ‘what’ and ‘why’.