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Extraordinary groups how ordinary teams achieve amazing results with kathleen ryan
EXTRAORDINARYGROUPS:How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results withKathleen Ryan

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Tonight
Tonight

  • Your own experience with an amazing group

  • Key concepts from our field study

  • Application of concepts to your role as a leader of teams

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Starting questions
Starting Questions

  • Why do some groups achieve amazing results while most others do not?

  • What do extraordinary groups have in common that sorts them from the rest?

  • How might we create these terrific results more often?

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


What s your experience
What’s Your Experience?

  • Think of an amazing group experience you have had.

  • Identify three things that enabled that experience to be so memorable.

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Our field study
Our Field Study

  • Sixty groups of 2-20, incl. virtual

  • Work, volunteer, personal life

  • Self-identified as “amazing”

  • Interviews with 1-3 members

  • 1.5 to 2 hour phone interviews

  • Open ended questions and stories

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


An extraordinary group
An Extraordinary Group…

Achieves outstanding results while members, individually or collectively experience a profound shift in how they see their world.

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Exercise
Exercise

  • Find a partner…someone at your table you know least well

  • Briefly describe the essence of your experience (2-3 sentences)

  • Discuss your answers to card #1. What factors do you have in common?

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Eight performance indicators
Eight Performance Indicators

  • Compelling Purpose

  • Shared Leadership

  • Just-Enough Structure

  • Full Engagement

  • Embracing Difference

  • Unexpected Learning

  • Strengthened Relationships

  • Great Results

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Tangible results
Tangible Results

  • 200 lives saved through reduction of medical errors

  • Award winning library built

  • Breakthrough software developed

  • Micro-credit extended to 100M of the world’s poorest families

  • Millions $$$ saved

  • Market share dominated

  • Championships won by teams of “not brilliant” players

  • WMD facilities dismantled and equipment safely moved across continents

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Intangible results
Intangible Results

  • Learned about one’s self

  • Gained or deepened knowledge/skills

  • Applied to other parts of life

  • Built new or strengthened relationships

  • Increased pride of accomplishment

  • Heightened self confidence

  • Greater sense of community

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Groups in human history
Groups in Human History

  • Thousands of years of living in groups

  • Survive together, perish alone

  • Genetically, instinctively informed to group

  • It’s easy to relate to a group; it’s hard to relate to a large organization

  • Groups are the way to get things done

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Table discussion
Table Discussion

  • What organizational benefits would you anticipate from creating more extraordinary groups…

    • At work?

    • In your community groups?

    • In your family?

    • Within TENS?

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


High performance levers for extraordinary groups
High Performance Levers for Extraordinary Groups

Great Results

Strengthened Relationships

Just-Enough Structure

Shared Leadership

Compelling Purpose

Full Engagement

Embracing Differences

Unexpected Learning

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


High performance levers for extraordinary groups1
High Performance Levers for Extraordinary Groups

Great Results

Strengthened Relationships

Just-Enough Structure

Shared Leadership

Compelling Purpose

Full Engagement

Embracing Differences

Unexpected Learning

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Four feelings at the heart of transformation
Four Feelings at the Heart of Transformation

Energized !

Connected !

Hopeful !

Changed !

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


An extraordinary group1
An Extraordinary Group…

Achieves outstanding results while members, individually or collectively experience a profound shift in how they see their world.

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


Application
Application

  • Think of a group you lead on a regular basis.

  • The next time you bring your group together, how might you lead this group differently if you intentionally applied:

    • Compelling Purpose

    • Shared Leadership

    • Embracing Differences

    • Just-enough Structure

  • What one thing willyou do?

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


The bottom line
The Bottom Line

  • Especially during challenging times:

    • Our organizations need our best, most creative and collaborative work

    • We, as people, need our groups to be the place where we can contribute, achieve, connect, and grow.

  • Life is too short to spend time in groups that do not fulfill their promise.

c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


c. Bellman and Ryan, 2009


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