“You are only as good as your team, so use these techniques to create a Team that good for you, your Customers & makes the Team feel good”
Team Topics: Micro-Managing, Purpose, Do what you say, Transparent, Decisive, Mission, Ask, Feedback, Friendly, Accessible, Limits.
Sitting back and focusing only on your personal goals will not benefit your team or help your business grow. Here are 25 ways to guide your team to greatness & success.
1. Stop Micro-Managing.
A true leader will step back and let his team do their jobs without looking over their shoulders. If you made the correct hiring decision, then you need to trust your team members to perform.
2. Understand your “purpose” as a Leader.
You have a big responsibility. Your company & team depend on you. When you fully understand your purpose & role, then implement it successfully, it breeds confidence, which is very contagious and creates an incredibly confident team.
3. Do what you say . . .
you will earn the respect of your team. If you don’t plan on doing something, then don’t mention it. Developing a reputation for following through establishes you as a respected successful leader.
4. Be Transparent
A good leader allows his or her team to see who they really are. What you see is what you get. Transparency leads to problems being solved faster and a stronger level of trust being established between the leader and his or her team for them to share more with you.
5. Be Decisive !!!
When it comes time to make a decision you have to just do it !!! Your company’s growth & success is dependant upon action. Procrastination will slow you down. If you demonstrate decisive actions, your team will develop the same decision-making skills.
6. Stress your Company’s Mission.
Setting goals and making them, will always feels great, but you can also inspire your team by enforcing what your company’s mission is. Every successful product or service solves a problem — remind your team that all of their hard work really makes a difference – beyond just the dollar signs.
7. Admit when you don’t have the answer
You are not going to have the answer for every-thing, and that is perfectly okay. Instead, use it as an opportunity to demonstrate effective problem solving to your team (ie, brain-storming)
8. Get to “know” your Team
You will have a much more productive team, if they know that you genuinely care about them and have their best interests in mind.
9. Ask a lot of Questions
How will you ever know if your team is happy if you don’t ask them? How will you know if your team has suggestions that would benefit the company unless you ask them? Doing this gives you valuable information and also gives your team the confidence to share their ideas.
10. Hold frequent Feedback sessions
Keep your mind – as well as the minds of your entire team- , fresh by holding frequent Feed-bacl sessions. This inspires and motivates your team to be constantly thinking about and sharing new, innovative ideas.
11. Find out what they Need . . .
by listening to them. Sometimes simply listening can help you to identify ways you can provide what they need.
12. Be Respectful.
Fancy internal awards or recognition is great – and some employees feed off that – but your team will perform much better when they know that they have your respect. Show respect for their hard work & dedication — it will create a much more productive team.
13. Be Friendly.
Gone is the old stigma of a mean & miserable leader – barely accessible. If your team knows they can come to you at any time with a problem, concern or suggestion and you will hear them out, then it is going to help create a highly productive machine.
14. Be Accessible
If they have a question or need your advice, make sure that you make it easy for them to access you. With mobile Email & Cell phones there is no reason your team shouldn’t be able to get in touch with you when they need to.
15. Hold your Team “accountable” . . .
which makes your team feel like they are personally invested in the success of the company. When they see what needs to get accomplished, they will do what is needed to reach specific goals, even if it means navigating around an obstacle.
16. Push your team’s Limits.
If you never push your team, they will remain stagnant. Sure, the work will get done, but don’t expect to experience excitement & growth without encouraging them to operate out of their normal comfort zone. You want to achieve excellence and not mediocrity.
17. Encourage Involvement . . .
of your team with your company’s innovation. Welcome and encourage them to roll up their sleeves and get involved. When they feel they are a significant part of the company, it inspires them to be more productive. Not only does this help the company, but it also prepares them for a more meaningful role in the future.
18. Encourage Personal Growth . . .
and mentor their team. Encourage your Team to read success books and encourage them to attend personal growth events. Pay for these. Make suggestions that will enrich their own personal development outside of your organization (ie, service clubs, community service, etc)
19. Help overcome Weakness
If a team member makes a mistake, don’t simply point it out and not offer a solution to avoid making the mistake in the future. Explain what they did wrong and what they can do to improve – to not make the same mistake again.
20. It’s okay to Show your Emotions.
Nobody wants to be led by an emotion-less robot. Let your emotions shine — smile, laugh & have fun with your team. Even the most routine task can be viewed with value when we are in a good mood. Positive (+) emotions also encourage out-of-the-box thinking. Don’t be afraid to show your negative (-) emotions if you have dis-appointments. Pull together and determine how to resolve them.
21. Don’t use Fear to motivate . . .
because they will not be inspired and may even fight back. Great leaders coach and teach their team – they are right there with them — not on the sidelines screaming and use fear to induce the desired behavior.
Comments: Do you know of any other way to Lead, Inspire & Motivate your Team to Success?
from Entrepreneur.com 15 Sept 15 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4iz