Personal characteristics such as curiosity, creativity, courage, compassion and calm are also very important for highly effective team leaders. How do these characteristics show up for you? What does courage mean for you as a leader? Which ones of these characteristics are important for which team members?
Collaboration has been another theme this year at the blog. Critical for today's environment we are often working with team members to boost collaboration across the team, or with other teams and silos. Click here to see what I've written on collaboration this year.
Many of you may have undertaken training in the Situational Leadership model which asserts that depending on the task at hand and a person's competence (skills) and confidence, our leadership style needs to adapt to support them. Consider a team member who is learning how to complete a new performance report using a new piece of software. The support they require will be different from that of a person undertaking the 90th standard weekly report. The Situational Leadership model encourages us to look at what support is needed for each person, with each task.
At the same time confidence, or self-confidence, is key for each team leader. What do you notice about your levels of confidence as a leader? How has this shifted this year? W|hat's different about you today?
Two final words which are included are consistency and commitment. How are you leading consistently? What feedback would you get from others?
Finally, what does committment mena for you? The team? the organziaton? What are you committed to as a leader? As a team?
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Leadership, Teamwork and Coaching
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