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What Is Needed For A High-Performing Team

November 25, 2020 - By Simon Sinek, American author on leadership, and motivational speaker.

COMMENT BY WENDY LAMBOURNE OF LEGITIMATE LEADERSHIP ON THIS VIDEO

We totally agree with Simon Sinek here. The following is what Legitimate Leadership believes about teams. First, a team succeeds to the degree to which the individuals on the team are committed to the team’s objectives (all things being equal, a group of motivated and willing people outperforms a group of less motivated and willing people). Second, a team succeeds to the degree to which individuals in the team are prepared to suspend their own agendas for the bigger interests of the team. Further, a team succeeds when the average interaction between individuals in the team is collaborative rather than competitive. And where individuals in the team deliberately set up other members of the team to succeed.

OUR SUMMARY OF THIS VIDEO: The Navy SEALs (the United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land Teams), are one of the highest-performing organizations on the planet. A former Navy SEAL was asked who makes it through the selection process to become a SEAL.

He said, “I can’t tell you who gets through, who makes it, but I can tell you the kind of people who don’t make it.

“The star college athletes that have never been really tested to the core of their being, none of them make it through. The preening leaders who like to delegate everything, none of them make it through. The big guys that come in with huge muscles covered in tattoos to prove to everyone how tough they are, none of them make it through.

“Some of the guys that make it through are skinny and scrawny. Some of the guys who make it through, you will see them shivering from fear.

“But every single one of those who makes it through, when they’re emotionally exhausted, when they’re physically exhausted, some way, some how they’re able to dig down deep inside themselves to find the energy to help the person next to them.

“Service, giving to another, having their back, is what makes the highest-performing teams in the world – not their strength or their intelligence, but their willingness to be there for each other.”

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