Yesterday we discussed the Great Manager as a Great Communicator. Today we look at the natural results of great communication. You might want to grab a pencil and paper or open your favorite note taking app. This post is sure to make you think about the investment you are making in your team.
Great managers build great teams. As a manager your role as team leader is vital to the success of your department and to achieving your company objectives. Teaching those that report to you to function as a team is an essential operation of your position. Your commitment to your team and their success is just as important as your commitment to your own personal success. You must understand and believe that you will never accomplish on your own what you can as part of a well-trained, committed team.
The foundation of all team building is having shared goals to which all team members are committed. Team building is productive when it establishes and builds on those goals. Establishing ownership of common goals is the fundamental key to building a successful team.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Michael Jordan
As I have worked with managers over the years it always surprises me when I meet with someone who feels threatened by talented people. This is obviously an insecurity that must be overcome at all cost. The truth is that when you promote and recognize the talent on your team you will be recognized and a key component of that talent.