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Leading Your Team to the New Norm
During this season, it is crucial that we remember leadership advice. Andy Stanley said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always be where you’ve always been.” The father of crisis leadership, Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Take this as an opportunity to push toward change along with the world. Now is the time to make positive changes for your team through evaluating what needs to be done differently, post COVID-19.
Back to the basics.
We are designed to be around people. Networking was a part of every business at the beginning of their journey. After months of being apart, realize the need to go back to the quantity of time spent with people.
We have been forced to take communication to the next level.
During this time, you need to step up your communication game. When you were in the office, you could walk by someone’s desk, relay a quick message, and move on. Now, we are forced to change our way of thinking, especially with everything being heavily virtual. We have to increase our communication and keep up with it afterwards. To keep your continuous drive for good communication after you return to the “new normal”, make it a discipline and keep yourself accountable by putting structure in place.
Using your time wisely.
It is productive to define your brand while time is on your side. Talk over, and even rethink, your business’ core values. It is an efficient way to identify how you communicate internally and externally. Scrub through the process that is in place and intentionally look for holes that are present and form a plan to fix them. Look for new opportunities to improve your team and company’s efficiency.
Learn to have fun on a consistent basis.
Look for ways to unite your team. Limited and virtual communication can break down team unity over time. Finding ways to have fun together allows you to get to know each other on a personal level. Challenge your team to continue the fun even after everyone returns to the office.
Celebrating the abilities and flexibilities of your team.
Celebrate your auxiliary players; those who are doing what they didn’t sign up for, but are excelling for the team. It is worth recognition to have the ability to stand up and take on more to operate during limited times. This season has encouraged us to see individual value versus just the team value.
So the question remains…what are you going to do about this season? You’re going to do what the world did 20 years ago and push forward, provide, give hope to the future, and help light the path. You are going to lead. Because leaders…leaders always lead.
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