Building Your Support Team

As a leader, you want to achieve success. After all, when you are successful new opportunities arise and new challenges come your way.

Being successful as a leader takes much more than being just a lone ranger. To achieve the results you want, you need to build your support team. These are the people who work alongside you to deliver extraordinary results.

So how can you build a support team that helps you deliver great results?

Get clear about your role

This was not what you expected to find at the top of the list. Yet in truth being crystal clear about your role facilitates so many decisions. Decisions about what you do, don’t do, where you invest your time and energies to name just a few.

Know what’s needed

The chances are you have some sort of vision about what you want to achieve. You probably have a set of goals and strategies to achieve the vision. I wonder however if you have identified the whole range of skills and attributes that will be needed to deliver the vision? Getting clear on this will help to identify where you have strengths and where you have gaps.

Think about others’ needs

Good leaders are not just interested in themselves; they go out of their way to help others to succeed. Make a point of finding out about others’ aspirations and then think about how you can help them achieve these. The time and effort that you invest will come back in spade loads because you will have shown others that you care.

The Bottom Line: Success is rarely a single-handed achievement. So what support do you need to start building to achieve more leadership success?

Duncan Brodie helps accountants achieve more career success by helping them to be better leaders and managers. Learn more here

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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