Principals Work with the Team They Are Given: 5 Musts

So why must leaders accept the team they are given?

The answer is simple: most of our teams are filled with people who care and want to do a good job. Presumably they were hired for their strong skills and may be having a difficult time navigating the different personalities on the team or tackling the more challenging assignments. Although the team may resemble the “island of the misfit toys”, it is not hopeless.

I work with imperfect teams all the time- some more imperfect than others. Some teams possess better managers and some teams have true leaders. Regardless, it is helpful to reframe our perspective a bit and instead of looking at imperfection as a pure negative, see imperfection as an opportunity to lead a change.

So why must leaders accept the team they are given?The answer is simple: most of our teams are filled with people who care and want to do a good job. Presumably they were hired for their strong skills and may be having a difficult time navigating the different personalities on the team or tackling the more challenging assignments. Although the team may resemble the “island of the misfit toys”, it is not hopeless.

I work with imperfect teams all the time- some more imperfect than others. Some teams possess better managers and some teams have true leaders. Regardless, it is helpful to reframe our perspective a bit and instead of looking at imperfection as a pure negative, see imperfection as an opportunity to lead a change.

– See more at: http://terriklassconsulting.com/2015/04/06/five-ways-to-lead-an-imperfect-team/#sthash.bjqwMdPz.SU7nzLeE.dpuf

So why must leaders accept the team they are given? The answer is simple: most of our teams are filled with people who care and want to do a good job. Presumably they were hired for their strong skills and may be having a difficult time navigating the different personalities on the team or tackling the more challenging assignments. Although the team may resemble the “island of the misfit toys”, it is not hopeless.

I work with imperfect teams all the time- some more imperfect than others. Some teams possess better managers and some teams have true leaders. Regardless, it is helpful to reframe our perspective a bit and instead of looking at imperfection as a pure negative, see imperfection as an opportunity to lead a change.

– See more at: http://terriklassconsulting.com/2015/04/06/five-ways-to-lead-an-imperfect-team/#sthash.bjqwMdPz.SU7nzLeE.dpuf

Source: terriklassconsulting.com

Five musts for leading your team:

  1. Vision
  2. Communicate Direction
  3. Maximize Strengths
  4. Growth Mindset
  5. Leaders Grow Leaders

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.