From the local little leaguers to the Boston Red Sox (most seasons, anyway), everyone has seen a promising team fail to perform. Unfortunately, this experience isn’t limited to the ballpark.

In the business world, high-performing teams provide an undeniable advantage over the competition. However, even teams with high potential rarely perform at their maximum capacity.

The problem is a basic misunderstanding of how teams work.

Most of the literature devoted to forming and maintaining a high-functioning team focuses on creating the proper mix of skills and experience, but this approach ignores the most important determining factor in team performance: personality.

The Truth About Teams, a complimentary eBook from Hogan, breaks from traditional team building models to help leaders balance team members’ personalities, identify shared values, and avoid shared performance risks.