What do you think the responsibility of a leader is? It is a leader’s responsibility to help develop their team into the most valuable people and team possible. It is a leader’s responsibility to develop highly effective team players.
Our goal when developing our valuable individuals is to first be able to lead themselves and be their best selves every day. Then our next goal is to help to develop their leadership skills to be able to work with and influence the other members within their team and beyond.
1. Highly Effective Team Players
Developing individuals to be their most valuable is setting up the platform for us to develop valuable team players. Or, in other words, highly effective team players.
Highly effective team players are leaders without the job position or the title and are great examples to follow. Their objective is not to have authority over their teammates, it is to do their best to help them become highly effective team players too.
If you start to see your team members as highly effective team players, then you will start to build up the desire to help them develop themselves every day of the week.
It is a constant process to keep developing ourselves, to strive towards the top of the leadership ladder and then climb back down to help others up.
Every member of your highly effective team is an ambassador for your organisation, and that is who you will see when developing your highly effective leadership culture. Having organisational ambassadors will help you to grow it into the most attractive organisation in your industry.
Developing highly effective team players is not about making them better at doing their job. It is going beyond the job and the role they have.
2. Highly Effective Leadership Culture
A highly effective leadership culture is developing you into a highly effective leader and your team members into highly effective team players. Basically, helping to develop your team into the most valuable team they can be.
This website is about helping you as a leader to develop a highly effective leadership culture, that will grow your team members into highly effective team players and eventually a highly effective team.
It is not about discussing classroom exercises that you can put together to help promote teamwork or help you to build relationships. I have been on those teamwork exercise groups, and in my experience they have not worked.
So, it is my recommendation that you don’t force your team to participate in those types of activities.
For you to develop a highly effective leadership culture within your team and then eventually your organisation is not going to be easy. It is not going to happen overnight when you wake up and your team are all highly competent to carry out their job to the best of their ability.
They have all built trust with each other. They each have built a strong character. They listen to understand each other, not listen to reply. They look within and accept when things go wrong, and they have removed the blame culture.
They help and influence each other like highly effective team players. They all get along great and have excellent attitudes towards you and each other.
Imagine you could do that after reading this article just once. We both know that is never going to happen and it is going to be difficult for you to share and apply what you learn to help develop your team into highly effective team players.
3. Highly Effective Team
It is likely that the team you lead at this present moment in time are nowhere near being a highly effective team. They are all probably competent to their job, otherwise they wouldn’t be in the team.
But, do they do the job to the best of their ability every day for you and the team? Do each of them have a strong character? Do they all trust you and each other? Do they listen to understand each other? Do they accept responsibility when things go wrong?
Do they help and influence each other for the good of the team? Do they go the extra mile to make their organisation the most attractive in its industry? Probably not.
With all those questions, the most important thing to focus on with your people is their character. We develop our character every day, we don’t develop it in one day and that’s it.
We don’t develop our character through one team building exercise, and we don’t improve our relationships or build up the trust we need with each other.
If we don’t help our people to develop their character every day, then we cannot help them to become valuable and highly effective team players.
Our values is what determines how we think and how we act. A highly effective team player and a low performing team player are only different because they have different values. If we want the results of our team members to rapidly improve, then we need to help them rapidly change their values.
By helping them change their values, we are setting them on the right path to becoming a highly effective team player.
Highly effective team players pride themselves on being different and doing things different to the normal everyday team member.
They have a much stronger and different character to the normal everyday team member. My articles will help you enormously in developing your team members into highly effective team players.
4. Growing Into Something More
My articles will not only help you to set the foundation with your team members in developing into a highly effective team player. It will also help you in growing your team members into something more.
It will help you to help them climb the leadership ladder and develop them from highly effective team players into leaders.
Helping your team to grow their influence, their humility, their character, master their emotions, embrace change, take responsibility, inspire themselves, grow their confidence are just some of the topics that my articles will help you to go through with your team.
The time is now for you to strive towards highly effective leadership and help your team to grow into highly effective team players. If you do not do this, then somebody else will in a different organisation.
Developing a highly effective leadership culture is a difficult process and will require a lot of effort from you and your team. Leadership development at every level is the most important part of a highly effective leadership culture. You know you can do this.
If you want your team to become highly effective team players, then they need all the help they can get from a highly effective leader. It’s not about helping your team improve at what they do.
It’s about helping your team know who they are and being the best and most valuable version of themselves every day.
Responsibility starts with the leader. Is the leader willing to accept their responsibility? If a team member doesn’t do as they’re told or asked, is that the fault of the team member or the leader?
I welcome hearing how this post has influenced the way you think, the way you lead, or the results you have achieved because of what you’ve learned in it. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me by commenting below.
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