10 Effective Steps to Build Your Team

10 Effective Steps to Build Your Team

The following are ten effective steps that you can focus on daily to build your team and get the best out of each team member.

Place a High Value on Your Team Members

If you want to get the best out of your team, you have to value each member of your team. If you focus on the individuals in your team, you will win your team over and establish the team vision. Make sure you do not take all the credit for the successes of the team, but always give the credit to the team.

Commit Resources to Developing Your Team Members

To facilitate growth in your team you need resources. People are only your most appreciable asset if you develop them. Whatever the cost will be for developing people will not be as high as the cost for not developing people.

Place High Value on Leadership

All good leaders recognize the importance of leadership and place a high value on it. If you value leadership, leaders will emerge to add value to your team.

Related: Leadership Outcome Based Team Building Activities

Look for Potential Leaders

Leaders who value leadership are continually on the lookout for potential leaders. The following are some qualities in a team member that could make them a potential leader.

Know and Respect Your Team

As you build your team, you will get to know the team members better as individuals. The following are some points to keep in mind in the development process:

  • People want to see results.
  • People want to be effective.
  • People want to be in the picture.
  • People want to be appreciated.
  • People want to be part of the celebration.

Try to tailor the development process for each individual team member as much as possible.

Provide Potential Leaders With Leadership Experience

Potential leaders cannot learn leadership without actually leading. There needs to be a shift from merely delegating tasks to delegating leadership functions with authority and accountability.

Reward Initiative

Initiative is an important part of leadership. Leaders are proactive and they make things happen. Reward initiative shown in your team.

Provide a Safe Environment Where Team Members Ask Questions, Share Ideas and Take Risks

Secure leaders do not take it personally when they are asked questions by their team members. They are not threatened when they share ideas. Give your team members room to succeed or fail.

Grow With Your Team

When a team sees their leader growing it changes the culture in the team and removes the barriers between the leader and the rest of the team. It also makes the leader more accessible and sends a clear message that growth is a priority.

Draw People With Higher Potential Into Your Inner Circle

The best way to develop high caliber leaders is to have them mentored by high caliber leaders. Handpick people with the best potential and invite them into your inner circle and mentor them. Give your best to your best people.

 

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