Welcome to my new blog, "Think About It," a place to stop, take a breath, and consider how you can create breakthrough results with your team. I know -- your day is full of meetings, emails, projects, deadlines, and demanding customers. Your time is precious. But, so are results, especially breakthrough results. Think about your team for a minute.
How well do they work together?
How well do they work with you?
Is there a clear path to success?
Or, are you fighting fires until 5:00 each day?
You are integral to your team's success, and to your organization's success. If you're not getting the results you need, here are three areas you can explore: People Make Organizations Succeed
It's just that simple. Organizations are made up of people and people make organizations succeed. You are the leader. You set the tone. You create impact. If you're not getting results, then change your paradigm. Figure out what's missing. Often teams struggle more with the culture, than the actual work that needs to get done. Reach out to them and ask what they need. Set aside time to brainstorm together. When you do, your team will know that something is different. They will engage with you more than ever before. You will experience a shift in momentum and you will discover a clearer path to breakthrough results.
Process Is A Creative Space
A solid process helps your team communicate better, move more quickly, and achieve better results. Process is a neutral ground - a creative space for you and your team to develop new ways to work. It's not just circles, diamonds, and squares connected by arrows going in every direction. It's more than that. Process helps your team to be more clear about who does what and who needs what. Lines of communication open up, and the work flows more smoothly.
Vision Means Action
What's your vision? What does success look like for your team? These are critical questions for you to consider. It's your job to create a vision for success. It's your job to lead your team into action and help them get it done. Your team is your most valuable asset. Let them know what needs to happen so they can get it done. Leverage their expertise. Be intentional, be accountable, and help them to achieve success with a plan.
Just like working gears on a bicycle, there is an effortless change, a "click," when people, processes, and plans are in sync. Momentum builds and speed increases. It's exciting. It’s energizing. It's an opportunity for you to lead at a new level and to create results you never thought possible with your team.
Think about it... Are you ready for your next breakthrough? I would love to hear your comments.