Building and Sustaining High Performing Teams


Session Overview:

In this session from the GovComms Festival, contentgroup CEO David Pembroke speaks to one of American sport’s most successful executives.

Donnie Nelson is the General Manager of the Dallas Mavericks, a leading franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Donnie assembled the Mavericks team that won the NBA championship in 2011.

Donnie reveals the secret to bringing a team together and sustaining high performance over a period of time. Donnie explains that the secret is to remember that sport is a ‘human business’.

David and Donnie also discuss how the Dallas Mavericks have been able to bring together people from a wide array of backgrounds. They discuss how to unite a diverse group of people around a common goal.

After watching this video, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the Dallas Mavericks won the 2011 NBA Championship.
  • Implement Donnie Nelson’s advice on how to build and motivate high-performing teams.
  • Understand how to unite a team around a common goal.

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