|We all know leadership teams set the tone for their organizations. But setting the tone is not limited to teams at the top. Leadership teams at every level are role models for their people. Repeat: Leadership teams at every level are role models for their people.|
When I think of teams I’ve worked with over the years, the ones that were the best:
-were clear about what they were working toward as a whole
-were tactfully candid with each other
-respected differences of opinions, even if it was frustrating
-had an agenda for each meeting, with open discussion encouraged
-focused on high priorities first (you never know when a meeting may be unexpectedly interrupted or ended)
-kept communication open across department lines
-did not hold grudges
-did not feed into (or start) rumors
-had conversations between meetings to learn more about others’ perspectives
-asked “What can I or my department do to help you or your department achieve your goals?” and meant it
Here’s a Harvard Business Review article about how team leaders create a toxic culture. (I read it in 4.5 minutes.)
3 Ways Senior Leaders Create a Toxic Culture
I’ve given you two links in case one doesn’t work for you.
What do you and your teams do that helps you all work well together?
What might you tweak that could help the team work together even better?
I’d love to hear from you.