Team leaders need to define what 'winning' means for their team.

They need to create a scorecard of specific metrics against which team or departmental performance will be measured.

Team goals should be shared with everyone on the team so all know what is expected of the group as a 'work unit'.

These team goals then need to be translated into individual goals and each team member should contribute to his or her performance planning cycle.

What key responsibilities and activities are needed to achieve these goals?

What support is needed to reach them?

Each team member will then be clearly focused on what they have to do, both as a group and individually, to be successful.

Source: Coaching – from gridiron to boardroom, Clinton O. Longenecker