Leadership is not for the faint of heart. To lead others is a calling not just a career.
— Irregular / Infrequent Meetings
— Lack of role clarity
— Unclear vision
— Command and control approach
— Leader readiness
— Team readiness
— Inadequate resources
— Lack of understanding the up-front investment to lead
We have talked a lot about talent, skills, and community.
Here’s what the leader’s role in each is:
The Leader’s Role: Talent
— Identify the talent needs of the team (current and future).
— Always be on the lookout for talent (recruiting mindset).
— Never compromise on character, competency, or chemistry.
The Leader’s Role: Skills
— Work with the team to identify the skills needed for success.
— Identify any skill gaps(individual and team).
— Teach the team the skills needed (development is crucial).
— Provide resources to help close skill gaps.
The Leader’s Role: Community
— Value community as much as talent and skills.
— Be vulnerable and transparent.
— Ensure the team invests appropriate time on community-building activities.
— Always look for ways to help the team to do life together.
Mark Miller, “The Secret to Teams – What Great Teams Know and Do”