9 Secrets Of Leading A Team

Leading a team can be a challenge. There are many different personalities with their own desires, goals, agendas and perspectives.

So what are my best secrets of leading a team?

    Secret 1: Aim to be consistent

  • Don’t be the leader who is the split personality. Have a style and try to stick to it.
  • Secret 2: Take an interest in others

  • Leaders need followers. The best way to build followers is to be interested in their success.
  • Secret 3: Be clear on expectations

  • Despite what you think, people prefer clarity on what is expected of them to vagueness.
  • Secret 4: Provide support

  • Teams have ups and downs. Support them through the good and not so good times.
  • Secret 5: Determine people’s motivators

  • If you don’t know what makes people tick, how can you ever expect to motivate them?
  • Secret 6: Give feedback routinely

  • People thrive on feedback. Make a point of giving feedback routinely.
  • Secret 7: Paint a picture

  • The clearer the picture you can paint of where you want to get to, the better.
  • Secret 8: Build trust

  • As someone said to me recently, “No trust equals no team”.
  • Secret 9: Keep it all in perspective

  • Sometimes, especially when the going gets tough, it is easy to lose sight of the relative importance of things. Learn to keep things in perspective.

I wonder what secrets you would add?


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About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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