Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Building Teams

Building Teams

Have you explored the 6 Ways Successful Teams Are Built To Last?

Team building is an important skill to develop. Leaders build teams. Are you a leader? Here are 6 steps leaders build teams:

1. Be Aware of How You Work
2. Get to Know the Rest of the Team
3. Clearly Define Roles & Responsibilities
4. Be Proactive with Feedback
5. Acknowledge and Reward
6. Always Celebrate Success

Read more about these steps on Forbes.com: Click Here

How to Help Your Team Make Good Decisions

One of the biggest differences between managers that continually struggle and those who
succeed, enjoy their work, and are promoted is their use of time. There are many different ways
to be more productive with your time, but right now, let's focus on one: how your team solves
problems.

In my experience working with thousands of leaders, this is one of the most untapped resources
you have available to you, but it's also a big source of frustration.
I've watched leaders struggle for months and even years trying to solve problems on their own
when, during that whole stretch of frustration and anxiety, answers were only a few feet away...
I've also worked with many leaders who were frustrated because they felt their teams weren't
solving problems on their own...or didn't even recognize that there was a problem in the first
place.

The good news is that with just a few tools, you team can be a problem-solving powerhouse. As
the team leader, you have the keys to release this energy.

Here are some tools to help your team do more problem solving so you can focus more time and
attention on your responsibilities.

1) Clearly define the problem and WHY it's a problem.
2) Clarify what success looks like
3) Ask the team "How Can We Do This..."

Read more about these individual steps: Click Here

The quote to end all Teamwork quotes:

"Teamwork is the
ability to work
together toward a
common vision.
The ability to direct
individual
accomplishments
toward
organizational
objectives. It is the
fuel that allows
common people to
attain uncommon
results." Andrew
Carnegie




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