How to build a winning team

Behind every winning team is a great coach.

For example, England’s cricket team has just won the one day series against Australia in 2010. Australia are the side to beat. So how did England do it?

Their coach, Andy Flower, is a great coach. Watch what he does when they lose a few wickets. Does he flap and panic, dancing about on the side and remonstrating with the umpires? No he just goes back to his notes.

He’s collecting data. Objectively. He’s refusing to allow his emotions to dictate his actions.

Next he’s feeding back constructively to his team. At the right time.

Third: there are no prima donnas! Well in fact there always are, but that’s not what gets rewarded here. Team contribution does. There is no point being the greatest player in the world if you team loses.

About drstevelewis

Good leadership is essential for any project to succeed. I specialise in the most difficult leadership challenges; those involving the way we relate to other people or the way they relate to us. With a background of many years in business and an earlier training in medicine I combine the two in a unique consultancy.
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1 Response to How to build a winning team

  1. Chris says:

    Team work is essential for achieving ‘real’ success. Team work has to be about working together towards a common set of goals and aspirations. As individuals we can only achieve so much, together we can achieve vastly more. The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts or as Ken Blanchard says is “None of us is as smart as all of us.” We can can only be as great/successful as the team we are part of.

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