What have you learned from your team today?
It's not too late, and your team has a lot to teach you. Sure, your job as a leader includes training your team members and making sure that they develop in ways that help them while also achieving your team goals. What many leaders forget, though, is that your team is also constantly teaching you.
They are teaching you what they need to succeed. They are teaching you how their interpersonal dynamics are developing. They are teaching you how effective your leadership style is. It may not always seem like it, but they have things to tell you that may not be said directly with words.
How is their performance? Are they happy? Do they feel connected to something larger than themselves? Are they proud to be part of the team? Do they feel valued and appreciated?
Watch their body language. Listen to their tone. Get clarity around what their words say. Stay attentive to what they have to teach.
Every team teaches its leader whether or not they're ready.
Ready for the next challenge. Ready for the future. Ready for the joy of working with you.
What is your team teaching you?
-- doug smith