The Exceptional Team Blueprint™ is a practical approach to building a high performing team and developing effective team members and leaders.
It helps new, and established, team leaders become more effective at leading and developing their team. It helps owners of small and medium sized businesses to improve the performance of their organisation by taking a broad-based approach to the development of their leaders and employees. It helps leaders of departments and divisions in larger corporations. It helps people who are bringing together a team to deliver a specific project.
Teams don’t need to be in a business environment to benefit from the Exceptional Team Blueprint™. Applying the Blueprint to teams in the education, charity, voluntary and public sectors will bring positive benefits.
Team members will also benefit and become more effective at an individual level by applying the elements from the Exceptional Team Blueprint™. You don't have to be in a leadership position to positively impact the performance of a team. You can influence how the team works, and the outcomes it delivers, from the inside as a team member.
Individuals can also apply what they learn to the teams they're a member of in their hobbies and interests.
The Exceptional Team Blueprint consists of four high level elements.
Why the team exists
A clear purpose about why the team is together is the starting point. Team members need to understand, clarify and review why the team exists and make it meaningful at a personal level.
Who is in the team
Teams are made up of people so it’s essential to have an in-depth understanding of who is in the team. This should be from both a personal and a role perspective.
How the team operates
Teams should define and understand the practical processes they use on a day-to-day basis. This will help get the work done consistently, effectively and efficiently.
What the team does
Teams should monitor their progress to ensure they’re making the most efficient and effective use of the team members' skills and resources. All team members should know how things are going.
Building high performing teams and developing team leaders and members will
improve focus and delivery - to time, cost and quality
improve relationships between team members
improve capability and engagement of team members
improve team member retention
improve team efficiency and effectiveness
improve business results and growth potential
I design and facilitate team building and team development workshops, masterclasses, meetings and events.
I can work with you on
High Performing Team development workshops
Team start ups for new projects
Team Charter development
Strategy development workshops
Team away days and team meetings
Team leader skills development
Team member skills development
Improving the performance of existing teams
Fixing dysfunctional teams
A team effectiveness review of how your organisation and its teams stack up against the Exceptional Team Blueprint can be carried out.
Improvement areas against the Blueprint will be identified and prioritised so you only focus on the areas you really need to. Don't waste time and money working on the wrong, or unnecessary, aspects.
Solutions will be developed and implementation assistance provided to embed the improvements into your teams.