It’s a misconception that leaders are people with all of the answers.
In fact, the best leaders are the ones who know how to ask the best questions, and then to lead their team to discover the answers together.
When you are ready to see your team take their next steps in terms of performance, move with courage into question-asking mode and unleash your folks to find the answers.
Here are four questions guaranteed to improve team performance. Significantly, the first two start with YOU as the leader:
- What percentage of my time do I spend intentionally using my prevailing talents and traits?
- What can I do differently to spend more time working in these areas of my greatest strength?
- What additional talents, traits, and skills do we need to bring on our team?
- What incentives and rewards would better leverage our traits and motivate our team members?
One of our areas of core competence at TAG is team coaching and development.
TAG coaches often coach whole teams. The first step is to understand the unique team talent mix and how it can best be deployed to fulfill the mission of the organization. Then systemic issues affecting the team are noted – “The system is perfectly designed to give you the results you’re getting” — and targeted as the team is coached.
If you’d like to know more about how to take your team to the next level – with elegantly crafted answers and winning solutions, we’d love to talk to you. Find us here!