Taking your team to the next level
Leadership goes beyond managing and requires a different skillset. Successful leadership involves engaging your team in your vision and inspiring them to give the very best of themselves. It’s about influencing rather than controlling outcomes. I hope the seven questions that follow will give you some food for thought on your leadership style and how you can take your team to the next level. I suggest you reflect on the seven questions and give yourself a score out of ten for each one. Next, rank them from strongest to weakest and discuss the results with a colleague or coach to determine what actions will take the least effort and have the biggest impact on team performance.
How would you rate your Team Culture?
Are there clear and fair accountabilities on the team?
How well do you communicate with your team?
How well do your team communicate with you?
How open are you with your team about your own challenges?
How do you celebrate success with your team?
How do you rate yourself as team leader?
How do you evaluate your own performance? Do you ask for feedback? From whom? Do you get feedback from peers and reports or simply from those higher up in the food chain? Are you open to feedback when you do receive it? What do you do with it?