VIDEO: Chris Yonker Speaks on Elite Teams – Aligning Core Values

We live in a time when many people are not staying with the same company for the duration of their work lives and as CEOs we must embrace the fact that many roles are simply catapults to the next position, whether it is within or outside of the company. In this video, the third in a series on building Elite teams, Chris Yonker speaks on the importance of aligning the core values of the individuals on your team with those of the company. How can your team use their its gifts and talents to enrich someone else? Each member of a team needs to feel significant and see that what he or she is doing makes a difference. Consequently, each …

VIDEO: Chris Yonker Speaks on Removing Self-Interest

In this video, the second in a series on building Elite teams, Chris Yonker speaks on the importance of removing self-interest and taking politics out of your organization. Executive teams must have the ability to generate trust within their teams. Patrick Lencioni describes trust as “the ability to be vulnerable.” Being vulnerable means removing ego that so often leads to dysfunctional behavior. By creating trust and encouraging vulnerability, executive teams can begin to understand the paradigms and models of the world that drive the behavior of their team, allowing them to create positive conflict and hold each other accountable. These are the necessary strategies for teams that operate with optimal performance.