The focus areas I continue to see in my work with leaders include, virtualization and supporting remote teams. I'll be talking more about this on February 1st at this year's HRPA Annual Conference.
Also, there is great opportunity for team leaders to continue to leverage strengths. This year I will continue to offer strengths based team and individual coaching programs incorporating some of the best strengths tools like StrengthsFinder 2.0.
Another key focus area will continue to be the need for regular and ongoing conversation. This is a stretch point for many team leaders yet is essential in today's ever changing context. Earlier this week I did a number of presentations on enhancing your conversations, focusing on some of our core communication skills (listening and questioning) as well as goal setting and accountability.
My hope is that for many teams this year is the year that there will be a regular focus on team development. Part of the intent behind continuing to offer a daily blog is that it will provide leaders and their teams with questions, content and other resources to spark conversation in your team. What are your plans this year for regular team focused activities to boost connection, trust and focus?
Finally, I believe that continued flexibility and fluidity is going to be needed for success in today's VUCA world - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
What do you see as key focus areas for you and your team this year?
Have a great Sunday,
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching(Jossey-Bass, 2013) and Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010)
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