Are you in the same boat as your team? Do you find yourself doing a lot of rowing while your team are in other boats going in different or even opposite directions? If so, it’s time to make some changes.
- First of all, get your team in the same boat – all of you rowing the same boat in the same direction. Aligned with your team, you will be able to go further and faster in achieving your goals and dreams.
- Next, make sure your team knows what the final destination (goal) is and the target date for completion. This will help reduce or eliminate the risk of burn-out while instilling a sense of urgency for the team to do what they must (work hard) to reach the goal by the target date.
- Finally, your job is to make sure your team are in sync in their rowing; otherwise, they will be working against each other as well as against you. Placement of the team – having the right people in the right positions – is essential for peak performance. You are essentially the coxswain of the boat.
Managed correctly, a group aligned can accomplish so much more than any individual.