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"The more decisions a leader makes, the further he or she is from leading a high-performance team. … Make too many command decisions, and you'll doom yourself and your team to mediocrity" - Mark Miller in The Secret of Teams
Everyone serious about success is serious about teams. Great teams lift organizations. Lousy teams drain everyone.
Mark Miller explains three pillars of successful teams.
First, success begins with selection. Every member must possess, "Attitude and aptitude for the job".
Always begin with attitude, not skills. I've made the mistake of becoming enamored with skills and abilities.
Bad attitudes ruin teams.
People with bad attitudes:
Additionally, attitude without aptitude results in frustration and failure. If they can't perform, can they learn?
Second, success requires constant training. "Become a training machine", Mark Miller.
Training topics include:
Third, successful teams develop and enjoy esprit de corps. Mark says it's the "secret sauce" of high-performance teams; the essential ingredient. "This is the heart stuff".
"Your team will never perform at the highest possible level if the members of the team don't exhibit genuine care and concern for one another". Mark Miller
Great teams mean you're not alone.