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RYse Journal



To be successful, organisations need to have teams that work together, where individuals align their interests and put aside differences to focus individually and collectively on what's best for the organisation. Teamwork doesn't happen naturally among groups of people, especially driven high-performers. You need someone playing the role of a coach for the team to make it happen.

That is the team leader, with the leader as a coach.

Team effectiveness curve

Exercise 8:

Use personal histories with the aim to build trust, express vulnerability (in a low-risk way) and help others get to know you quickly. Everyone in your team, including you, should answer five non-intrusive personal questions to do with your background.

Here are some questions to help your team learn more about each other:

Further resources:

Take a hard look at your team. Where does it fit on the team performance and effectiveness curve? Compare your team to the five different types of team and record it on the curve. What could you do to develop the level of bonding and commitment?

Review and record your thoughts here:



Patrick Lencioni - The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Google - Understanding team effectiveness

Amy Edmondson - How to turn a group of strangers into a team

Link to talk:

RYse Journal, a blankish notebook for when you are ready to build a coaching culture. One person at a time.
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