A leader is a dealer in results. This is all about winning, and the leader is the winning captain. She finds a way for the team to win. By producing results and delivering superior performance, this leader ensures that the best people are in the team and stay in the team. She also ensures that the team is constantly pushing for improvements. They harness the collective energy of the team in pursuit of the vision. They pull people together when things get tough. They know that for every problem, there must be a solution – it just takes the collective effort of the team to find that solution. This leader knows that, in order for the team to succeed, it must include a diversity of talents, skills and thinking styles – people who make up for her own gaps and weaknesses. She knows that if she surrounds herself with good people, the team will win.
How do you keep the team focused on results? And when you are not getting the results you are looking for, how do you problem solve? Do you get the team around a table and wrestle with it until you find a solution?
What problems have you and the team been living with because they have been around so long that you came to believe they were unsolvable? What will you do about them?
I trust that you are seeing a difference in yourself, your team and in the organisation after having implemented the exercises and approaches that I have suggested. Send me an email to let me know how you’re doing.