September, 2018

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Topic Spotlight: Identifying Key Behaviors for High Performing Teams

Finding the right people to fill roles at your organization isn't the only thing that matters when it comes to forming high-performance teams. Leaders also have to understand how each member will complement the others as well as how to cultivate shared values and open communication. Below are a sampling of resources available in the HHS Learning Management System (LMS) to assist you in identifying key behaviors for high performing teams.

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Gauging Your Organization's High-performing Potential High-performance organizations are those with a competitive edge but facilitating such an environment requires the right skillset. This course helps you assess your organization's potential for high performance. amg_04_a01_bs_enus 23 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Creating High Performance Teams High performing teams need a well-defined, shared goal and feedback with respect to that goal. Teams also need people with the right skills, who are challenged at the right level to produce flow. Culturally diverse teams are especially critical to creative thinking. 44190 2 min
Five Precepts of High Performance Teams To create high performance teams you must shift people’s mindsets for what they are accountable for, develop skills to influence and resolve conflicts, develop new ways of working, reward people for the new behaviors, and have senior leaders who model them. 80841 3 min

Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotions to Fuel Extraordinary Performance
Audio Book
Emotion, more than anything else, spells the difference between stellar and mediocre team performance. Fear, anger, frustration, and other negative feelings, can endanger a group's dynamic. But positive emotions have the power to transform it into a high-performance engine, where everyone operates at their peak. 81679 451 min
Building a High-Performance Team: Proven Techniques for Effective Team Working Whether you are leading a team, or working as a team member or part of a cross-functional team, this book explains the characteristics of a high-performance team, helps you assess where your team stacks up and develop a plan of action. 34416 124 pages

Desktop Skills Spotlight
Resource Title Description Resource ID Duration or Pages
Microsoft Word 2010: Populating Headers and Footers Microsoft Word 2010 allows you to add headers and footers to documents. You can customize their appearance by applying a design style as well as including graphics and page numbers. 47809 5 min
Microsoft Excel 2010: Workbook Properties Each Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook has a set of properties that are associated with it as a file. These properties include the title, the author, and keywords. In this video, Adam Wilcox demonstrates how to access and change a workbook's properties. 48018 5 min

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