No “I” in team. We’ve heard it over and over. It’s a cute statement, but spelling strategies don’t translate into rules for life itself. A high-functioning team is a community not of worker ants but of individuals, individuals who give their best not to the detriment of team performance but in support of it. On the other hand, there are numerous individual behaviors that disrupt teamwork. Steven B. Levy, using examples, humor, and common sense, helps teams and team players learn which approaches strengthen team results, which diminish them, and how to tell the difference. He built and participated in numerous highly effective teams during his 15+ years at Microsoft, developing a passion not just for results but for the teamwork that made those results feel effortless and exhilarating. He will share hidden secrets and inspire team members to give their best, to find the meeting point of individual excellence and team success. Here are some of the topics he will address: • How individual excellence forms the foundation of high-functioning teams • Locating your (individual) strengths within the team framework • Rule #1 of teamwork: Do your job • Gaining trust by giving trust • To get credit, give credit • Time management for teams • A bad apple? Or a pear? Steven B. Levy won Microsoft’s first companywide Management Excellence award. He’s led businesses and teams on three continents. He is the author of four business books, plus the upcoming The Three Laws of Leadership. He is a dynamic speaker who delivers surprising, uncommon insights that inspire audiences to better performance.