Learn to adapt your leadership style to the situation. Is the team used to traditional leadership? Help them transition from a
sking 'what do you want me to do?' to stating 'let's do this together!'
Instead of saying 'let's make lots of money,' give your team a clear goal and tangible reasons to get up every morning.
Figure out what drives people, then motivate them to do what's needed – and to want to do what's needed.
Allow them to work on one or two things at a time, while saying "not now" to everything else, and get in a flow where they can work for hours without getting overwhelmed.
Work, even work you love, is not always easy. Help your people get through it by cheering them on, providing support, and coaching them through the tough spots.
Be brutally honest in giving feedback, and demonstrate humility and grace in receiving it.
It's good to know what's going on, but don't hover and ask for needless information. Trust people to get the job done and give them the authority to do so.
Even if you feel like you don't have all the information. It's not your job to play it safe, it's to take calculated risks and learn along the way.
Huge progress can be made in small increments. Only have fifteen minutes? Use them, and finish something. Useful for development and personal development.
About who they are, as well as how they work. Pay attention to what they're doing and show genuine appreciation and praise.
The Professional Agile Leadership EssentialsTM (PAL-E) is a 2-day hands-on course that uses a combination of instruction and hands-on exercises to help managers and other leaders who work directly with agile teams understand how to best support, guide, and coach their teams to improve their agile capabilities.
We all have a preferred personal style of leading that usually serves us well. But by developing the ability to step outside your comfort zone and actively seek out discomfort, you and your team can reach new heights. Take a PAL-E class at Gladwell Academy and find out what that means.