So you have just got a new job as a leader. Congratulations! Or, maybe you have just been given the task of pulling a new team together. What a challenge!
Remember that the most effective team leaders build their relationships of trust and loyalty, rather than fear or the power of their positions. Below are the tips to lead team effectively. Many of these points sound obvious; however it’s incredibly easy to make these mistakes in the rush of everyday managerial life.
Define the purpose of the team –what your team trying to reach? Define the goal for team. What are their responsibilities?
Be a team player – Stop being the boss and barking orders and work along with your team as leaders play a vital role on their teams.
Keep the team focused – Having fun as a team is good but don’t set mini-goals for team and motivate team to complete them. Focus on your goal which you want to attain otherwise you will find yourself falling behind.
Simply lead – There are two major aspects of this. You don’t do all of the work, and you don’t delegate all of the work. You simply lead by example and give others a standard to follow.
Have regular team meetings – Communication is crucial to the success of your team. By regular meetings you keep everyone up-to-date on the status of projects and any changes that may need to be implemented.
Support your team – When your team member gets tripped up, do they know they can look to you for leadership in resolving the situation? Always be ready to answer questions and solve problems. This will build team morale and loyalty.
Have plans to resolve conflict – When group of people are working toward a goal together it is common to get irritated with one another. As a leader, you need to have a plan of action in place that allows quick and effective resolution of any problems between team members.