I often hear people ask, “how can you build an effective team?” My opinion is that it’s all about the leader. You can be a leader by example, you could also lead the horse to drink, but you won’t be able to force him to drink.
Being a leader who is practical is the basis upon which successful teams are created. Being organized and focused on where you want to go but being compassionate enough to recognize that each person is unique.
Being a successful leader means taking note of what you’re doing, being aware of where you’re heading, and believing that regardless of the outcome, you will achieve your destination. If you find yourself off track, keep your focus on your team members. Don’t take them off the same way as your (never let them witness your sweating). You are the unflinching leader who is compassionate and empathetic. Your team members must be able to believe in you and always be aware that you are accessible to them and that you don’t cause any trouble. Be sure to take time for all of your new employees and help in establishing connections with other people in your team. Have plans in place to cover all aspects of your business. Give the information in amounts that an individual can manage (I perform three actions at one time). Keep in mind that handholding isn’t going to guide people to the correct information; however, if you just do it to them, you’re only hurting their feelings and draining time from your team.
Make the information you need for success easily accessible through email (pdf file) separated into smaller doses so that nobody is overwhelmed by quick learners who give additional to. In building a solid team, managers must be sure that they do not overload a new member and they will be calm. A lot of successful people left the group, which could have been an incredible success because they were overwhelmed. It’s a process, not a race, be aware that each person is unique.
3. “I do not know” Leaders are human as well
It is not uncommon for me to hear leaders and bosses provide incorrect information to make it appear as if they have the answer. Being able to say I don’t know can be very effective!
Try this: I’m not sure, but I’ll try to discover the answer and return it to you within a specific date and time frame. Then, you will get the answer. Then, return on behalf of your colleague with a solution. Incorrect information due to you being afraid to admit you don’t know is a huge error.
4. The confidence level:
Boost, Boost, Boost… Find the upbeat and positive aspects of each person on your team and build upon and then utilize what they are good at to your advantage. The more they concentrate on their strengths, the more positive results you’ll be able to see and experience. When they’re constantly reminded of the things they should do, they will be stuck and won’t be able to move. They will end up being an unmoving mass.
5. Personal Development:
An essential aspect in building a team, in order to be an effective leader, personal growth is an absolute requirement. Make sure you are grateful for your team members and share the books that encourage your group. Meet monthly (teleconference) and choose an area of discussion and remain focused and incorporate a bit of personal development in your team. Stay focused, but stay focused.
If you begin to implement these five tips for your team as part of your team-building strategies, you will see that they are significantly more productive and are eager to be… and Do… as well as have… More. These five simple strategies work. I’ve trained individuals in a variety of businesses, including banking, bartending, and many more, be aware of what you do and be yourself and let everybody be the best they can be!