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The 5 habits of highly effective project teams

Suzy Thompson from Cooper design has written an article on 5 habits of successful project teams:

  1. Establish structure and discipline
  2. Act with urgency
  3. Cultivate a sense of ownership
  4. Lead
  5. Be the change you want to see in the project

The "lead" factor is the most difficult to cultivate in my opinion. People associate extra work and responsibility with leading. Well, that is a fact, but there is much more to leading that taking on extra responsibility. Maybe people are just put off by the big kind of leading, the Jack Welch kind of way, but what they really need to see is the everyday kind of leading -- small decisions, small risks, small innovations kind of way. Seth Godin describes more of this kind of leading in his new book, Tribes.

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