Why is my team underperforming? – Anne Sugar | EP79 recap
Why is my team underperforming and what can I do about it?
This week we are talking to Anne Sugar about what characterizes underperforming teams and what can you do if you find yourself leading or operating within a team that isn’t up to scratch.
With all the material out there today about high-performing teams it seems like we have left out the reality that not all teams are high performing.
Whilst there may be tonnes of material available that gives us insights into how to maintain or optimise team-based performance, what do we do when the team that we are on are barely performing?
First off, it can be a hard pill to swallow, especially for those of us who pride ourselves on outcomes and delivery, rarely in the business world do we see people acknowledging that their team is consistently underperforming.
In today’s conversation, we attempt to break the stigma, underperformance can be addressed skilfully and without the need to be ashamed of it. Sometimes things just aren’t working or where they need to be, the real question is what we are willing to do about it.
Anne Sugar is an executive coach and speaker who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor, Sanofi Genzyme, and Havas. Anne serves as an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT.
Prior to becoming an executive coach more than a decade ago, Anne served as a senior leader in the advertising industry, where she oversaw a team of 75 employees as SVP of Media at Digitas. She managed media planning for Fortune 500 clients including General Motors, Federal Express, and Delta. She draws on her extensive management experience, as well as her in-depth training in coaching methodology, to advise senior executives and high performers transitioning into leadership roles.
What you’ll find in this episode:
(18:19) – How to deal with toxic colleagues
(22:58) – Can good leaders be good managers? And vice versa?
(38:20) – Anne’s #1 habit on immediate actions to start building a high-performing team
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