99U has been winner of the Webby Award for best cultural blog two years in a row (2011-2012) and it is indeed a great site. In this talk hosted by 99U, Keith Yamashita shows the secrets ingredients to building great, functional teams. He says, to harness the potential of a team (or to chose people to have on a team) you have an advantage if you can figure out the specific talent of each member. Knowing that superpower will change the way a team works and the way you as a leader can make your team stronger and more successful by encouraging collaboration among team members with certain superpowers. Keith Yamashita encourages us to have an awareness beyond our day-to-day, respect the unique talents of our team members, and actively cultivate meaningful one-on-one relationships.
About Keith Yamashita
For the past two decades, Keith Yamashita has worked alongside CEOs and their leadership teams to define — and then attain — greatness for their institutions. He has worked with leaders at Apple, IBM, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, eBay, Nike, and Gap, among others.Keith founded SYPartners — a firm steeped in the belief that transformation of individuals, teams, and institutions requires equal parts empathy, aspiration, and a bravery to act. The firm fuses systems thinking and creativity to help organizations in times of seismic change: the formulation of a new business strategy, a merger or acquisition, the rise of a new CEO, the return-to-greatness journeys after an industry shock.