Tuesday, December 1

Tag: coaching

Personal Life, Work Life

What the greatest Team Leaders do …

I want to show you that a great team is helped to become great by the leadership style of the Team Leader. Leadership 'style' is almost as varied as personality.  However, there are 3 types of leadership traits that are absolutely essential to the success of a team.  If these aren't present 'team' will be dis-functional. 1.  Consultative Leadership - it should be the default behaviour of a team leader to consult with his or her team.  Although decisive in outcome a team leader is not primarily directive in nature.  The level of involvement of the team in idea generation and decision making should grow as time goes on and trust and cohesion is built.  Begin consulting on the 'easy give-aways' before you involve on the tough decisions.  This leader will delegate, involve and consult.
Personal Life

Be kind to those you lead!

He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him! Psalm 61:7 The New Testament writers would join in with David with one voice declaring the virtues of grace and truth.  Without truth there is no need for grace, without grace, Truth has no soil in which to grow. David treated it as a huge honour to receive mercy and truth.  He knew the power of both.  Truth is God's unrelenting absolutes wrapped in the most incredible person, Jesus.  Which is why Truth does not feel like a rod or a law but strength and power, revelation and insight. David also knew mercy and truth as a sign of promotion. If you are promoted to a point where you have a choice as to whether to show mercy and truth or not to those you lead then that's an honour. Rather th
Work Life

Situational Leadership

An article I have found very helpful, I trust you do too, by Leigh Anthony, Demand Media: Situational leadership is a leadership style that has been developed and studied by Kenneth Blanchard and Paul Hersey. Situational leadership refers to when the leader or manager of an organization must adjust his style to fit the development level of the followers he is trying to influence. With situational leadership, it is up to the leader to change his style, not the follower to adapt to the leader’s style. In situational leadership, the style may change continually to meet the needs of others in the organization based on the situation. Telling And Directing In telling/directing, the leader of the organization is the one making the decisions and informing others in the organization