A high-performing team is absolutely necessary for Victory, but a high-performing team requires good leadership and inspiration as well. Here are the 12 efficient actions that inspire and lead your team to victory.
1) Know your Team
The team you build should be of people whom you will get to know personally. You must move from just being an acquaintance to being family and friends to have a winning contingent. Leaders should treat their team members like their own family. Spend time and get to know them, only the bonds that from during these times will ensure that you are becoming a team.
2) Build Trust
A close team requires a lot of trust. In sports, business or even in your family, Trust acts as the keyword. Building trust is one of the most important trait of any relationship, especially for a leader. You can’t have trust with someone until you have a very close relationship with someone. The people who work for you are more than just a name on a sheet of paper. Know them well and build trust which lasts forever and gets better in time.
3) Care for Your Team
A good leader always genuinely cares for his or her team. When members of your squad understands that they have one and another besides your core purpose, a winning unit is born. Only groups that cares for each other’s, helps out each other will aspire to work together. Like the old saying “A family that eats together stays together” acts true for your team as well. Various researches have suggested that a group that spends time eating together even once a week performs better than those that doesn’t.
4) Have Open and Direct Communication
By directly communicating with your faction members your eliminating the unnecessary loss of message clarity. Also ensure that the communications are open to all, so that the other members don’t feel that they are being left out of something that is important. Too often the groups with better communication and understanding have emerged victorious.
5) Be Inclusive in Decision Making
Tough you may be leader and most times the decision making power lies with you. Always make sure that you be inclusive with your team on important decision making. Listen to what every team member has to say and then come to a decision instead of assuming things. This keeps the team happy which lets them know that they have a say in the decision being made because of the inclusiveness.
6) Give Them Credit
When it is due give them credit and shine a spotlight on them. Thank them and Congratulate them on their achievements. Giving them feedback of their work and providing a constructive criticism will help in increasing their performance.
7) Choose The Right People
When you know your teammates well there is a great advantage that rest of them don’t is, knowing what each of your team members are best at. Choosing a right person to do a job is a job half well done. Knowing about your gang also lets you know on the limitations as well and plan accordingly. A leader should always know the advantage and talents his members have and use it to all your advantages to taste victory.
8) Help Your Teammates
Leaders always inspire their team to perform better. Though their focus is always about victory, they also work towards the success of their teammates. It is important to provide new opportunities to your team to prove their talent and skills. Grooming their own teammates for success is the most admired trait for any leader. Only by inspiring them will any group become an inspiration dream team.
9) Give Them Freedom
Allowing space for your team to make mistakes and improve them upon brings a large confidence booster for them. Do not micromanage decisions, it is not possible to do it on the long run. Letting your group take some decisions and learn from mistakes if they make any is paramount. Giving them this freedom will inspire them to work with you as long as you wish.
10) Inspire Passion
Anyone in the leadership role will agree that a team is built on passion. The team’s morale and inspiration comes from their leader. Set yourself high standards and hold yourself responsible for achieving those goals. Only when you share your enthusiasm and passion for victory the team will follow.
11) Be Humble
The epitome of being a great leader is to be humble. When you stay grounded and maintain your cool, the team knows that they have a leader who they can trust and follow. History has taught us, people who have been humble have gained a lot of respect than those who have been too proud of their victories without valuing the contribution of others.
12) Golden Rule
Sharing credit for the victory and owning responsibility for any failure is a golden rule for any leader to simply follow and build an inspiring team and lead them to victory. Never ever forget this rule.
What do you do to inspire and lead your team to victory? Share them with Trdinoo for others to learn in the comments.