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Build high performing teams

On this page we share our insights, knowledge and some helpful resources to help you kickstart a winning culture and winning teams.

Start with a winning culture:


The primary drivers for a winning culture are: great leadership, the best people and a shared mission. These are the core elements:

✓  Customer-centric
✓  Team-oriented
✓  Growth-oriented
  Innovation-friendly

✓  Continuous improvement
 Inspiring
  Adaptive

“It’s not the team with the best players, it’s the players with the best team that wins.”

Our key learnings

Other ideas worth sharing

Happy Employees create Happy Customers

Read on 6Q Blog

How your employees approach their jobs can become the deciding factor between your company’s growth and stagnation.

Managing Data Scientists

Read Sequoia on Medium

In this post, Sequoia dives into the two most important responsibilities of a data science leader: driving impact and building a world class team.

Develop an Adaptable Mindset

Watch Robert Overweg 

Creative Director Robert Overweg learns us how to nurture an adaptable mindset in a free course to inspire and encourage us to explore the world from a different perspective.

Empathy & Perspective matter for great leaders

Watch Simon Sinek

A talk by Leadership expert Simon Sinek about the most important instrument in a leader’s toolbox: Empathy.  

Build winning teams

Our in-company training by the world’s leading experts gives you everything you need to succeed. Also available as Virtual Classrooms or On-Demand video courses.

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Books we recommend

Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

A valuable playbook for designing workplaces where colleagues thrive. The author Patty McCord helped create unique and high-performing cultures that made companies like Netflix succeed.

Be More Pirate: Or How to Take On the World and Win

Be More Pirate is a holistic strategy for success in changing times.. as valuable as a hidden treasure.

Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean

A guide for leaders on how to be successful while retaining their humanity, finding meaning in their job, and creating an environment where people both love their work and their colleagues.

Leaders eat last
In his work with organizations around the globe, Sinek noticed some key differences between teams that trust each other and teams that are doomed to fail. He breaks these differences down in this book and offers advice for leaders to build more trust into their teams.

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