How To Get The Support Of Your Team

Managing or leading a team does not come with a procedure manual which, if you follow, always gets the result that you want.

At the same time, there are certain things that you can do to get the support of your team:

  1. Listen to their points of view, opinions or ideas.
  2. Don’t assume that everyone will react with enthusiasm.
  3. Acknowledge their worries or concerns at a time of change or uncertainty.
  4. Explain not just the ‘what’ but also the ‘why’ when making changes.
  5. Don’t see objections as being negative.
  6. Reassure and explain to them how you will personally support them.
  7. Use past successes as a way of showing how it is possible to overcome challenges.

What else would you add to the list based on your experience?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click 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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