The beauty of leadership is that “ teamwork makes the dream work”!
No matter what the vision for the organization is, we do not want it to be so centered on one or two people that there is no visible team! Developing strong teams ensures continuity but more importantly, it reveals the gift to lead in others, and this drives growth. When there is recognition of talents and contributions, other members of the team are inspired to do more.
Discovering leaders begins with creating opportunities for leaders to thrive. Micromanaging every member of the team is not an option if you are trying to discover and develop leaders. Give your team opportunities to handle tasks and decisions and provide the appropriate amount of feedback.
Immediate performance, whether good or bad, is not the priority in developing teams. The priority is the search for untapped potential in members of your team and developing that potential.
While leadership development...
Your value as a leader is often defined by the people on your team. Building the right team goes beyond finding a group of people with the right mix of professional skills; it is about developing a sense of teamwork and commitment to the organization’s vision.
The process can begin with a decision to value your team’s members as individuals. You want your team to function as one unit but with many unique perspectives. You build a healthy team environment when individuals of diverse backgrounds and strengths are equally respected for their ability to contribute toward your common goal.
When you establish the safe space required for your team to thrive, communication becomes a necessity. As much as possible, keep your team aware of highs and lows within the organization and how they can be managed. Consistently ask: Are my colleagues happy with my work? What can I improve on? If they sense you’re frustrated, without proper communication, it can lead to...