Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills.

Chris Teague - 2 mins

What's it for: Impacting team performance & safeguarding the dynamics

Who's it for: Anyone building a high-performance team

“Collective character is vital to success”. James Kerr, Legacy.

We must all play two critical roles in a team; a functional role, based on our role/technical skills, and a psychological role.

Too often though, teams are built merely on the functional skills, and it is assumed that good team performance will somehow miraculously follow. This is never more evident than in professional football, where even the most expensively assembled teams often fail to perform based purely on the individual talents of each player.

Anything of value occurs as the result of team effort & camaraderie; where and when people set aside their self-interest and focus on creating something collectively that they could not achieve by themselves.

Great teams are about personalities, not just skills; therefore, it’s critical to assess how any incoming team members personality will impact team performance and dynamics.