Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64WWW.AGRM.ORG JULY/AUGUST 2016 61 HOW TO CREATE A STELLAR TEAM Implement these five keys for a top-notch team, according to Nicki Roth, co-founder of the nonprofit leadership forum Saroga. Select the A team. Make sure that you have the smartest, most productive, and most collegial people on your team. Don’t settle for less. Build strong one-on-one relationships. Each member needs to have a healthy rapport and easy access to you. Schedule regular meetings with each person, but probe beyond the day-to-day and learn more about what makes the person tick. Without a strong connection to you (the leader) team mem- bers will vie for your attention in unproductive ways. Create collaborative goals. Members need to experience their interdependency daily. This collaboration-by-design serves the mission and minimizes individual stardom. Shared goals provide the structural glue that pulls the team together. Work out issues between meetings. Sensitive or contentious issues require numerous conversations with individuals long before a team meeting. The leader should have already listened to everyone, incorporated input, and persuaded members to commitment to a solution. The real work has happened outside the room so the meeting is a formality to signify solidarity. Respect is the only required team norm. Only one behavioral guideline facilitates high performance: uniform, professional respect. This doesn’t mean that members adore each other at a personal level; it just means they know they are in the boat with only the most talented peers. LEND A HAND Nearly one in three (31.5%) people worldwide donated to charity in 2015 and one in four (24%) volunteered. Source: CAF World Giving Index for 2015 31.5% DONORS VOLUNTEERS 24%