Despite the undeniable impact of sound leadership on the success of any organisation, there remains an apparent lack of understanding when it comes to the specific core competencies every leader ought to prioritise while carrying out their professional responsibilities. To be clear, this does not mean these leaders are wholly unfit or ineffective; instead, it only indicates that these professionals have not yet maximised their own potential or the potential of the organisation they are charged with leading.[Continue Reading …]
Leadership In Teams
Team engagement is more than just a buzzword. Companies large and small have learned the value of engaging employees and what they mean to both the profitability and longevity of the company.
Millions of dollars are spent every year to discover ways to keep employees engaged. Part of their budget is spent on discovering and retaining team leaders who are successful in engaging team members. Gallup recently released new research that discovered that “disengaged” employees offer the greatest opportunity for businesses to improve their performance and profitability.
That’s where you come in!
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Imagine the life of the team … motivated, working well together with a can-do attitude, and a clear purpose. And, to top this, the team consistently achieves effective and satisfying results without intervention by the team leader.
Well, maybe not.
Successful teams know where they’re heading. They know that success takes a lot of work … and a share of mistakes along the way.
Leaders who mean business start with the team vision and make this relevant by making sure it helps the team get closer to achieving a business objective.
But what makes the team vision so powerful?
Want to build a high performance team, and go from good to unstoppable?
Start with loyalty first.
Of course, you’ll need to put in place the basics of team management: setting objectives, organising people, motivating and communicating, measuring performance and developing people. Then, be a true leader by shaping the team and creating a unique identity.
Why? Because your behaviour is the biggest obstacle to achieving great things. Leadership skills alone won’t get you where you need to be.
It is character — your leadership qualities — that matter.
Let me state the obvious. Leadership is different to management.
Both are needed to drive team performance.
If you’ve ever worked with other people you’ll know that many groups never reach their full potential. They get stuck. They go round in circles. They never transform into a team.
Ask yourself this: Has your team reached its full potential? If not, read on and discover some of the “secrets” to improving team performance.