Leaders are unique and not everyone can be one. They have a clear vision of where they are going, and they have a certain magnetism that attracts followers. Each business needs leaders, but make no mistake, they need a team as well. While many are in leadership positions, not everyone knows how to lead a team.
It All Start With Trust
You’ve chosen to lead this team because you trust in their abilities to do the job. Each of them comes with a unique set of skills that involves a measure of self-trust as well.
First, trust yourself to have chosen the right person for the job. In turn, your team will need to possess enough trust in their own abilities to give you the quality of work you want and deserve.
Give Them Clear Direction
What is the difference between a good leader and bad leader? Most team members will say that the good leader will provide clear direction. It doesn’t need to be complicated either. There just needs to be clear guidelines of what is expected of your team.
At the outset of each task, team members need to be clear about the following:
- What needs to be done
- Where it needs to be delivered to
- When it needs to be completed
- If there are any special instructions
With trust and clear direction in place, you can collaborate with your team. Forbes says that “A team should view themselves as an innovation lab – constantly challenging each other to learn from each other’s ideas and ideals and to plant the seeds for future innovations.” In other words, if everyone on the team listens to the others, they learn from each other.
So get your team together and strategize with them. It’s really that simple. You know what needs to be done, trust yourself that you have the right team in place, give them direction, and collaborate together.
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