Dr Clark Perry, a director at rogenSi, says there are 11 common characteristics of leaders who develop high performing teams.
- Drives to ENGAGE & CONNECT their people with the team’s overall mission. Develops a compelling emotional connection towards goal achievement. Connects people to that vision daily.
- Excites people to adopt INSPIRING STANDARDS of excellence. Encourage individuals to drive towards exceptional results rather than just ‘good enough’. Promotes accountability among team members.
- Inspires the team to MASTER their inputs as a means to achieving the desired team results. Celebrates/rewards MASTERY as it occurs.
- Actively RECOGNISES STRENGTHS in people. Catches people doing well and openly recognises them for it.
- Demonstrates TRUST. Creates an environment of trust where individuals feel encouraged believed and empowered.
- Always REFLECTS SUCCESS back onto the individual efforts from the team. Builds self-belief in the team; actively attributes team success to the talents of individual team members.
- Displays GENUINE EMPATHY. Shows understanding and compassion with people and the challenges they face.
- Looks to COACH PERSPECTIVE. Coaches team members with the way they perceive/respond to pressure and change.
- Is POSITIVE & OPTIMISTIC. Listens to the language that their people use. Is on the lookout for opportunities to help them turn negatives into more empowering and positive perspectives.
- Develops TASK INTELLIGENCE. Purposefully looks to get their people involved in challenges they know will develop their task expertise.
- Sets CLEAR GOALS and expectations. Establishes and communicates clear/concise goals to help people maintain laser-like focus under pressure.
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