Self-Awareness - our abiltiy to know our strengths, weaknesses as well as triggers. Self-awareness is a core part of Emotional Intelligence, and area which is new for some team leaders who previously have been technical experts.
Our ability to connect with all those on the team, in a way that works for their style and personabilty
Fairness -and perceived fairness
Listening - our ability to really listen in when team members are speaking to us.This is not only about liste3ning to what they are saying and what they are not saying, but to be 100% present and focused on what they are saying. Phones and emails away!
Clarity - Being clear with expectations and communication.
and finally flexibility which actually runs across all of these. The exciting part of being a team leader, and the challenge for some, is supporting the diversity that exists within your team. This requires that we are flexible and able to lead in different ways for different people.
As you listen in to this week's Teams365 Sunday audio (9 minutes), consider how you are doing in each area.
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About Jennifer: Jenn is the founder of Potentials Realized a Canadian based performance improvement company. We provide customized training and coaching supports for leaders and their teams in the areas of teamwork, coaching and mentoring skills, and leadership development. Jennifer is the author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and has helped develop leaders and teams globally since the early 1990s, first as a team leader herself, then as Program Director and internal consultant, and for the last 11 years through Potentials Realized as a trainer, consultant and coach. Jennifer offers both public programs for team leaders (The Teams365 Coaching Groups and Teams365 Leadership Foundations programs) and also works with organizations to develop their own internal programs.