The following is a guest piece by author Sean Glaze.
If you’re like most team leaders, you go into your team’s season or project or quarterly sales period with a goal.
And if you’re like most leaders, you find yourself frustrated at some point in that process because you struggle to get the buy-in or create the cohesiveness and commitment that would inspire your team to meet the goals that were set.
Wearing the same uniform – or working in the same office – doesn’t make your group a team.
Goals are important – but setting a goal, like writing a book, is only part of the recipe. It’s like making your favorite chocolate chip cookies. Flour is important – but you need more than just that.
As a basketball coach, I learned that teams must share a destination – they need to agree on a compelling common goal – but teams need to share more than that to complete the recipe for success.
Just as chocolate chip cookies require adding sugar and butter and eggs and chocolate chips to the flour, great team leaders understand that there is more to building a great team than setting a goal.
In my new book, “Rapid Teamwork“, I share the five essential steps to transform any group into a great team – and goals are an important first step . . .
If your people don’t know why they are together, they will not do much while they are together!
So what are the two parts to creating a compelling common goal? Click here to continue reading »”Great Teams Share More Than A Destination”