10 Team-Building Tips For New Leaders
For new leaders who inherit a team, or are trying to maximize results for a current one, intelligent communication is the key to your success. Here are ten leadership communication strategies that can change the conversation:
Prepare For Success: “I had spent my entire life plotting and strategizing how to become successful, but hadn’t practiced or spent a single day preparing for actually being successful,” says former Hollywood studio executive, Brant Pinvidic. The producer of shows like Bar Rescue and Pawn Stars has seen his share of success. He says it all starts with defining what success really is. Look in the direction of impact: after the team accomplishes x, what does that really mean to the company, the investors…and to your personal contribution?
Start With What’s Known, To Get To What’s New: “Remembering the past becomes useful if it gives us insight into future outcomes,” according to Carmen Simon, PhD, in her latest book, Impossible to Ignore. No matter what you want to accomplish, remember that change always starts at the same place: right now. Can you help others to see what’s known, to get to what’s new?
Memory Management: If you burn your hand on a stove, are all stoves bad? Of course not.
Hot or helpful? Depends on your understanding of how stoves work, not your past experience.GETTY
Stoves are neither good nor bad – they are just stoves! Sometimes, leadership means separating useful historical information from current exaggeration. Because getting lost in old experiences can turn memory into a monster. In this regard, the leader’s job is to help the team to look past what’s past. Have you ever had an experience go from a valuable lesson…to an artificial boundary around your life? Maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at that stove – and help your team to do the same.