Diversity is fantastic as long as the leader is able to extract the best from each individual, to get each member to join, and facilitate harmonious collaboration between them. As a leader, there will be many situations where you must make hard decisions. Tony J. Selimi often talks about the importance of becoming an experienced and mindful leader. Selimi is a famous public speaker, author, and a filmmaker who has often focused on teaching people the psychology of breaking through mental barriers and perceived limits. It is not a simple challenge, but the following tips can help you achieve excellent team leadership.
Meet the collaborators in your team - It is vital to know each of the members of the team: their background, external situation towards work, aptitudes, fears, concerns, ambitions, motivations, etc. For this, it is advisable to dedicate time to tighten the bonds with the employees and establish trust through periodic personal meetings with each worker in which you can discover their circumstances and attributes in a close and intimate environment that favors the sincere and constructive exchange of information.
Recognize individual and group achievements. As the business coach César Piques explains, the manager's feedback to workers in concrete, positive and direct way "helps people to improve their work, gives them security and motivation and is one of the great tools to achieve individual improvement and group in teams. " We must value both the small achievements of each employee and the group's successes as a way to motivate the members and reinforce team unity.
Worry. The conversations of the manager with his employees should not be limited to making a report on objectives and pending tasks. Team leadership also entails a good deal of care and concern towards employees. Being interested in the status of employees, asking about their life outside the office or simply offering our help for what they need makes team members feel protected and important; in short, as part of the 'work family'.
Make authenticity flourish. One of the most difficult tasks of team leadership is getting professionals to act as they think they should do. In the work environment, often marked by internal rivalry and insecurities, it is common for employees to behave and speak in a tight-lipped manner, but the team's machinery will not work at full capacity until each member shows their genuineness.
Value diversity. If you want to have authentic teams, you must let the opinions and points of view of each member of the group be heard. Selimi often encourages his corporate clients to enter healthy debates with their teams to build trust and encourage employees to speak freely, provided it is done mindfully and with a constructive approach.