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Team Leadership

Don’t ignore your concerns about your team’s effectiveness

As a leader you will have a certain level of comfort, or discomfort, in terms of your confidence in your leadership team.  If, based on evidence or purely on gut instinct, you feel uncomfortable, there is likely good reason for this. 

Your leadership team is charged with more than maintaining the status quo.  It is responsible for creating the future of the organisation.  To do this successfully the team must be highly functional and well planned.

The purpose of this short article is to suggest a starting point for addressing any concerns about your leadership team.  The most critical aspect of a high performing team, over and above all other important aspects, is the level of trust and openness between the team members. 

Trust, in the context of building a team, is “the confidence among team members that their peers’ intentions are good and that there is no reason to be protective or careful around the group” (Patrick Lencioni)

If good levels of trust and rapport have not been built or have been impaired, the resulting behaviours will threaten to de-rail the best laid plans of the team. 

So, if you don’t currently have 100% confidence in your leadership team, start by considering the existing levels of trust and rapport within the team.   Time and effort spent building high levels of trust will ensure your team’s efforts are focused on what is critical for the future of the business and not on personal politics.

Feel free to contact Stepshift Partners at any time to discuss your situation.