4 Timeless Phrases that can Bring a Team Together
As a member of a team, you’ll spend a large amount of your time dealing with issues that can destroy your sense of community. Team leads must motivate the rest of the team while furnishing a company culture, all in an effort to keep the team productive. [click to tweet]
When accepting that first leadership position, it’s far too easy to become overwhelmed in this role. To help, I’ve included 4 phrases below that you can use to put your team at ease while fostering that sense of community. Use the quotes below as a framework for decision making, and you’ll find that it will be much simpler to become that leader that you want to be.
1. “I trust your judgment.”
Nothing can break a sense of community like the impact of having to make a difficult decision that can affect staff, compensation, or even the “make-or-break” future of the company. [click to tweet] The most important thing to remember in these situations is that you need to remain in your role as a leader, and keep your team in their respective roles. Do no make any decisions for them, and listen to their opinion — your team is your business’ future. Disrespect them, and that future will be much shorter than you anticipated.
2. “What was the lesson?”
As a team, department, or company, you are bound to make mistakes. This is not something you have control over, nor should you in any way pretend that you do. The one action you can take once there is a misstep (regarding of whose “fault” it is) can be to ask the team for feedback — not on the problem, but on the lesson. An organization that doesn’t learn lessons fast will be buried in a heartbeat. [click to tweet]
3. “I’ll take care of it.”
The reason you hired, or simply are working with this team is that they (in theory) possess a skill set that others in the organization do not. As a leader in the team, it is your job to let them focus on why they are on the team, and to remove as many barriers to success as possible. [click to tweet] In some instances, this may include jumping on a grenade of a problem to not drag down the morale and productivity of the community you’re supporting.
4. “I didn’t do it alone.”
Whether you’re working on a singular project with a team, or leading a team that will be with you for a lifetime, you will lose respect the instant that you take credibility for something that you didn’t create. The most important aspect of “teamwork” is theteam, and without them you are just an individual. The most respected leaders (in any industry) will tell you that their organization is not a product of themselves, but of the team they have built. [click to tweet] Remember this, and even if someone you work with may not like you (for any reason), they will have no reason not to respect you.
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