Why do some teams function much better than others? Why do some companies seem to have that certain something that makes them tick. When you walk through the door you instantly feel that these people know what they’re doing and enjoy doing it. Well, there are a range of things that help create an environment where teams can function at their very best. As the leader, it’s up to you to ensure these things are in place, and remember, people often leave leaders rather than companies! Your behaviours have a direct effect on your people, so if your team or company isn’t performing as well as it should, first take a good long look at yourself!
Many of my clients tell me how much of their time is taken up trying to keep on top of everything that’s going on and how they never seem to have enough hours in the day. When I look at the things they’re doing, I’m nearly always surprised and saddened at how little of what they are doing is actually related to their roles as a leader. The truth is that many teams achieve success despite their leaders, rather than because of them.