Leading people is comparable to the story about teaching people to fish instead of just feeding them the fish. TL2 believes a good distinction between managing a team and leading a team is the word empowerment. A leader will allow team members to make decisions and create a path to their destiny.
Where a good or even great manager will still enable at times. Look at it this way, do you say, “let me take care of that or I will take care of that?”. If so, what is preventing you from saying, “well, that sounds interesting, I know you have solved issues very similar, why don’t you come up with a solution and share with the team on how this can be resolved?”
There is a huge difference and it does take courage and trust to be able to be someone that would say the latter.
- Why leaders need to consider being more of a coach;
- Creating a climate of trust and empowerment;
- When mistakes are made how to keep trust in the forefront;
- How to embrace collaboration when faced with tough situations;
- How to get from delegation to volunteering;
- Why leaders that coach must be teachers and understand learning styles;
- Why one of the most important traits you can illustrate with your team is listening;
- Developing a healthy team environment that fosters collaboration;
- Building the appropriate rapport for effective coaching;
- Learning to listen with an empathetic ear and encourage two-way conversation;
- Trusting others can build great teams and assist in embracing peer feedback;
- Confronting tough situations as a team instead of individuals;