Consider this, Lee is a new team leader. He is driven by values around collaboration, relationships and excellence. His focus is usually on relationships first, which creates a bit of a blind spot around goal achievement. As a new team leader he becomes more aware of how his strength around relationships is a natural for him. He finds it easy to hold one on ones, and call stakeholders out of the blue. What is important for him is to connect these every day habits with the productivity side of his work - getting things done, and focusing the relationship conversations not only on how people are feeling, but what they are achieving.
Another new team leader is Jane. Jane values excellence and getting things done. She is exceptional at what she does but does not notice the impact she has on others. To her faster is better. What this translates to is quick results, shallow relationships with team members and sometimes mistakes. Over time Jane becomes more aware of how her value getting things done faster and quicker needs to be toned a little bit, to ensure that results are also blended with a relationship focus.
Today's post encourages you as individuals and as a team to think about the mindsets you are adopting in your work. What is it that you bring in terms of thinking every day? How does it shape your behavior and results?
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