Creating high-performing teams is one of the key challenges for any leader. Balanced Curve works closely with leaders to transform teams from good to great.
We offer training workshops which, when coupled with ongoing individual and/or team coaching, are guaranteed to create a higher-performing team within 180 days.
Some of the benefits of attending our training programs are:
- Teams will achieve their objectives faster by being more collaborative and productive
- More accountable teams – people will hold each other to account and deliver on agreed actions
- Reduced destructive conflict that can compromise performance and job satisfaction
- Increased understanding of the attributes of high-performing teams and the ability to identify areas of potential improvement for your team
- Insight into your own problem-solving style, the different problem-solving styles of others, and how each style brings value to the team
- Increased ability to manage and be a member of diverse teams
Outline of the program
While the training is customised for each group, we generally divide it into four parts:
- Understanding the attributes of high-performing teams. The program draws on Patrick Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions Model, the Team Performance work of Sibbet and Drexler, as well as research by Bellman and Ryan and others to identify the attributes of high-performing teams. Leaders and their teams conduct a self-assessment using Lencioni’s Team Assessment Tool, explore current issues and identify opportunities for improvement.
- Understanding problem-solving style and impact. We examine the impact of different problem-solving styles on driving performance and creating conflict within and across teams. We use the highly regarded Kirton Adaption-Innovation Theory and Inventory developed by Dr Michael Kirton to identify individual problem-solving styles and to examine the different styles within the team. (Participants complete the KAI inventory prior to the session). The KAI is recognised as one of the world’s leading instruments for measuring ‘thinking’ or ‘problem-solving’ style, and is used extensively and successfully in businesses in Europe and the United States.
- Understanding conflict and how to become a “Conflict Competent Leader”. We utilise the internationally acclaimed Leadership Development Institute’s Dynamic Conflict Model to gain insight and understanding of conflict and how to become better at managing conflict. The CDM is used extensively by the Centre for Creative Leadership in its Leadership Development Programs and is recognised as one of the best instruments of its type in the world.
- Clarifying interdependent accountabilities.We explore and clearly define interdependent accountabilities across the team and develop an action plan to ensure the team members hold each other accountable.
"Mark Rosenberg has played a significant role in developing the Wendy's Leadership Team. The work on the attributes of high-performing teams and leaders has provided us with real impetus to take our performance to the next level. The KAI provided us with great insights into our different problem-solving styles and has assisted us become a more collaborative and effective team. I'd highly recommend Mark to anyone serious about improving their team's performance."
How do we ensure we implement the training to achieve improved team performance?
To assist participants implement the learnings we offer ongoing coaching for 180 days following the course. The coaching may be either team-based, one-on-one, or both. If at the end of the 180 days there is not a marked improvement in the team’s performance, we refund your money, no questions asked.
How do we measure whether we have achieved improvement in team performance?
Where parties wish to take advantage of the 180-day coaching support program, we jointly agree on basic benchmark measures of current team performance, then assess the team at the end of the program to see if the program has resulted in a higher-performing team. Measures may include both behavioural and quantitative indicators.
What business leaders are saying
Rob McKay, CEO, Wendy's"