As a leader approaching team building proactively and creating an environment that allows everyone to flourish is a very powerful skill to learn.
A great way to start is sitting down with your team and deciding what your definition of a successful team looks like. Together you can set your visions, values and culture and use these to guide all your work both individually and collectively.
Listen to my podcast episode - The Secrets to Leading Successful Teams – for some practical exercises on how you can do this.
Make a difference to how your team comes together and build your skill as a leader with these 6 essential responsibilities for leading a successful team:
In your team, everybody needs to be clear on where the team is going together and where they fit into that individually. It’s simply making sure that everyone knows what they’re working...
Delegating effectively saves time, reduces your workload and stress levels, ensures individual skills and resources are utilised, gives your team chances to develop and is vital for succession planning. But we often don’t delegate as much as we should.
How do you know if you need to delegate more?
Here are some signs:
Although delegating is important, it’s also something that many managers and leaders struggle with....
The playing field that women operate on in the workplace is shockingly unlevel.
Let’s start with some stats to see the real picture of the current environment we work in.
I learnt some very interesting facts on this from Why Women Win At Work by Gill Whitty-Collins – a book I highly recommend.
At the beginning of their career, 43% of women and 34% of men aspire to reach top management. Surprisingly, it's actually more women than men aspire for that.
Just two years later, 34% of men still aspire to reach top management. However, the percentage of women has dropped to 16%.
The question on my mind is what’s happening in those two years of experiencing the workplace that is changing women's minds about what they want to do or what they think is...