2 results for tag: team


What Google Learned From Its Pursuit to Build the Perfect Team

Google embarked on a study to identify the common denominators successful Google teams. After more than 200 interviews of 180+ active Google teams over the course of two years, the results defied their initial expectations. Originally, they thought a dream team would consist of one Rhodes Scholar, two extroverts, one engineer, and a PhD. Surprisingly, Google discovered that who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work and view their contributions. Google learned that there are five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams at Google. Here's a summary of their key findings. 1. ...

Six Behaviors of Effective Ministry Team Leaders

This is a guest post by Ryan T. Hartwig who teaches small-group, organizational and leadership communication at Azusa Pacific University, where he serves as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition, he frequently speaks to groups of pastors and ministry leaders regarding senior leadership teams, teamwork in ministry, and small-group ministry design and leadership. What do great team leaders do? And what differentiates the leaders of the best teams from the rest? In our recent study of nearly 1000 leadership team members at over 250 churches (fully reported in our just-released book Teams That Thrive: Five Discipl...