Leadership Café

“How to Build A Successful Team” by Adam Bryant

Categories: Leadership features


Recommended by Catherine Bachy, Organizational Excellence Analyst, UW Professional & Organizational Development

What does it take to build and sustain a successful team? This short New York Times article (5 minute read time) highlights key actions for leaders and team members. Top among these: ( 1) Create a clear road map to answer the questions, “Where are we going and how are we going to get there?” (2) Agree on shared milestones and a scorecard for how to measure success, and (3) Be specific about the values and behaviors that your team agrees to live by.

No matter how good you believe you are as a team, it’s always useful to review these key principles to sustain high performing teams.