High performing teams recognize and leverage their interdependence, Teams who are too similar may be missing some key ingredients required for success. Question to consider: What does interdependence mean for you? How are you interdependent as a team?
Different team members will find incentives in different things. What would team members individually and collectively consider as incentives. How do they work for motivation?
Pause points and period of introspection allow us to slow down the pace and move out of execution and implementation into planning and strategic thought. consider how much introspection you have been able to do since the start of the year. How has that amount worked for you? What moments of introspection do you want to create for yourself.
The skill of influence is key for team leaders. As someone leading from the middle a key role is to communicate team issues upwards to your boss (es) as well as downwards. What are your strengths in the area of influence? What do you need to influence?
A lot of things occur informally in an organization. Informal learning through peer conversations, job shadowing and often coaching. Informal performance management and feedback sessions should occur regularly rather than just once a year. What activities are key in informal learning for your team? Where is there opportunity to replicate other informal learning opportunities?
Intuition comes from the gut. Increasingly leaders are being exposed to frameworks and model which move them out of the head into the realm of leading from gut and head. You may be interested in learning more about the framework of Leading from the Head, Heart and Gut. Question to consider: What does leading from the head, heart and gut look like for you? Where could you be leading more from intuition?
Have a great start to your week,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Supporting Team Leaders to do their best work, one conversation at a time
Coaching | Teamwork | Leadership
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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