Saturday, June 27, 2009

Business Success - The Secret of Effective Team Building

Do you think that it is possible that your team may not be reaching it complete potential? Do you feel that the people on your team posses more talent and creativity and potential which if applied could make a night and day difference? What if you could get each one of them to work at the company vision as if it were their own?
If this is your goal as a leader than keep reading and you will discover the secret to effective team building.

First, you must make the humbling decision to admit that a great vision always belongs to more than one. Every single person on your team has a piece of the puzzle and without them things will always be incomplete. The true leaders is not the one who has the vision, the true leader is the one who can see the vision in each person and put the pieces together.

This means that you get the people into the right seats on the bus and see where what direction that points you in. This way the vision is born out of the strengths of those involved. Instead of coming up with the vision and trying to force everyone into the same mold, let it form naturally around the strengths of each person.

Begin with encouraging people to work on their strengths, forget about the weaknesses. Better to them those be compensated for by the others who are strong in those areas. Ask yourself if you have anyone working with an ax when they have a chainsaw they could be using. Is each person on your team getting within the same range of results? If not, look at those who are not and see if there is something they could do which would be better suited for them.

Once you have discovered this, turn your critical eye in on yourself. Chances are that if you are feeling less effective than you could be, that you are wasting your energy on things which someone else could do better. Delegate as much as you can until you are left with only the things which you do REALLY well. This will empower you to set an example which people can follow with confidence.

These changes could make the difference between the results you are getting now and a one-hundred percent increase in effectiveness.

By Seth Czerepak

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