Developing the team is part of leadership. As a leader, we sometimes tend to do everything on our own. Sometimes we are hesitant to give our team bigger tasks because of a lack of trust. We are afraid that they might commit mistakes. Sadly, that may lead to micromanagement.
However, as a leader, you have to realize that mistakes can backfire on your leadership, but their success also equates to yours. Do not lose the opportunity to inspire and develop others with the platform of leadership that you’ve been given. Help your team to develop their full potential.
Here are some tips on how you can build your team:
Ensure That Each Person Truly Understands Their Role.
Roles and responsibilities should be clear to everyone in the team. If the team members do not know the scope of their responsibilities and the expected things, there’s a strong possibility of mistakes and underperformance.
As a leader, take time to meet with each person and deliberately spell out the things they are fully expected to do or how their role fits into the team and company’s success. Be sure to ask for their thoughts regarding the role, how you can help them better play their role in the company, and how vital their role is to the organization’s overall success.
Provide Training and Development Tools.
As a leader, it is your responsibility to help your team grow and achieve their full potential. Upon assessing your team members, you can customize training to ensure that they develop their current skill sets and abilities and to help them understand how to be successful in their current role in the company. Provide them with additional development tools, classes, training, and assignments to gain more experience and be shaped in terms of their competency.
Step Away and Let Them Do Their Job.
Trust is essential in a team. And as the leader, you have to gain your team’s trust and learn to trust them. Maybe we can get the job done better and quicker if we do it ourselves; however, you have to multiply yourself for your company to grow. And that starts in trusting your team to do the job rather than doing it yourself.
As a leader, train your team. Teach them how to do things. Impart to them your skills and knowledge. Eventually, step away and let them do the job. Mistakes will surely be there, but that is a part of the growing process. Just be patient and empower your team to make decisions and handle their role’s responsibility.
Meet With Team Members Regularly to Discuss Goals.
Accountability is essential in development. In order to promote accountability with your team, you have to be intentional about it. You can provide a regular check-in where you review your company’s monthly goals with the team and where you can come up with a new set of goals. Aside from the monthly check-in, be sure to celebrate their wins and provide them with constructive feedback that can help them grow in the role that they are playing in the company. It takes intentionality and clear communication among your team to develop.
Game Plan For Their Growth.
To ensure that your team advances to the next leadership level, you have to have a clear picture of your goal for the individual member and the team itself. As the leader, you lead your team towards success; that is why you have to be strategic about doing that. Focus on developing each individual in the team because, as you do, the team will develop and the company.
Show that you care for your team by developing each team member into a better professional. Indeed, they will take care of your business as well.