Is your team a master mind alliance? Do the test!

Is your team a master mind alliance? Do the test!

19 April 2021
Gerrit Sarens
Gerrit Sarens
  • You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.

    Babe Ruth [Amerikaanse baseballspeler - geboren in 1895]
  • Effective teams are more than just a collection of talented members. To be effective, a team has to combine the efforts and abilities of members in the right way.

    The benefits of having good chemistry at the workplace include increased productivity and satisfaction in work teams. Chemistry maximizes team efforts regardless of the apparent differences in skills, educational background, and personalities. Chemistry is a vital part of any relationship and can revolutionize a workplace.

    When you work with coworkers you like, you tend to want to work harder for them. You don’t want to let someone down that you respect and have any level of friendship with. When coworkers don’t respect and appreciate each other, they may avoid communication with each other, which means their work can suffer, which isn’t good for the business.

    The keywords that accurately describe chemistry are “attraction” and “effective.” This special ingredient makes up a perfect and important component in the workplace. Without this harmonious or effective connection, it may be hard to produce meaningful and unbelievably good work.

  • Team chemistry = cooperation, productivity, good attendance, loyalty, and success.

    Michelle DeVevo [voormalig Vice President van Talent Acquisition SunkteckttsNYC]
  • The magic formula of a good team (published in 1937!)

  • The book 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill provides some wisdom on the chemistry of a good team.

    Creative imagination makes the difference between a genius and an ordinary individual.

    Bringing your mind in a state of creative imagination will often happen through other people around you who stimulate your mind, who “lift you above the horizon of ordinary thought,” as Hill says.

    Think and grow rich

    Here is the magic ingredient to turn your team into a mastermind alliance that will reach unprecedented performance levels: team members who inspire and challenge each other to give the best of themselves.

  • Take the test

  • Take our assessment to figure out to what extent your team is a mastermind alliance and get some simple tips and tricks on how to lift your team over the horizon of ordinary thought.

    If you want to put our tips into practice and need some help? Maybe business mentoring is a good solution.

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • not or inadequately trained in this role


    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
  • are struggling


    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more


    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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