When working with a group of people it can be difficult to get everyone on the same boat and rowing in the same direction at the same time.
Often this is due to a lack of leadership with a passion for what they do and a clear understanding of what the purpose of the team is. They many know that certain tasks need to be complete or a certain amount of money needs to be made each month, but if the team players do not know how to achieve these goal and understand the overall purpose of what they do there will be rocky seas ahead and most likely often.
In Brendon Burchard’s book “High Performance Habits” he states to get a team to become high performers their leader needs to encourage them to do the following:
“Listen to one another more.”
“Show each other respect.”
“Support each other more.”
“Spend time getting to know each other.”
“Give each other feedback.”
What he is saying is they need to engage with each other on a continual basis as they work together each day. The more they do the above the more cohesive they will become as a team. And the more willing they are to fulfill the purpose of the team expectations.
Often, leaders want great teams, yet they do not encourage the team players to talk together as they do their work to develop this bond. They see the “talk” as a disruption not a link for developing stronger relationships which will create a better team.
Of course, there needs to be a balance of personal and work conversations but if the leaders has set an example of this because they are developing these relations as well then the team will follow their lead.
Have a great Monday!