Half Day Tutorial: Journey from Good to Great: Building High-Performing Teams

High-performing teams! Wishful thinking or reality? How do you know?  As leaders, we talk about high-performing teams and how effective and engaging they are. As teams, we produce results, overcome challenges, and meet our deadlines. Because of this, we are a good team. However, does that makes us a performing or high-performing team? Creating an environment for a high-performing team is not easy, but it’s something we can all do.

During this tutorial, you’ll learn what research shows are the successful traits of high- performance teams, how to build emotional intelligence in groups, and learn the meaning of a term called “Ba”; and how “Ba” is energized with intentions, vision, interest, and mission. These learnings will be mixed with hands-on activities that will get you out of your comfort zone. You can then take these activities back to your teams where you will be able to see the greatest benefits.

Learning Objectives:

  • What researchers discovered while investigating high-performance teams
  • How to build Emotional Intelligence in groups
  • What “Ba” is and how it can lead to a high-performing team
  • How to facilitate these activities with your team


Tutorial Outline:

  • Starting the journey
    • Tuckman’s model
    • Getting to know the team, better
  • Activity: Journey Lines
  • Putting the fun in dysfunction
    • 5 dysfunctions of a team
    • How to do a team assessment
  • Going from good to great
    • Shu-ha-ri
    • Building emotional intelligence
    • Understanding high-performance
    • Creating the team’s “Ba”
  • Activity: What high-performance means to us

Location: TeylersDate: May 14, 2019Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Danka Grujicic Frank Rios