I spotted this great article from People Development Mag on leading teams and wanted to share! I like their model:
and it closely resembles my own:
Says Ms Shafer:
When initiative, productivity, creativity and execution are lacking, the costs to the team can be very real. The tangible results can be a lackluster product or service, subpar customer service, team members finding it difficult to work with each other, a leader struggling to get vital feedback. This costs your company, your department, your team and you revenue and reputation.
So, how do you get your team back on track when it is under-performing? How do you ignite a spark that will open up a higher level of performance and excellence?
There are 4 vital elements that your team needs for them to perform at optimal levels. However, they cannot attain these on their own. You, as the leader, must provide each of these element and support your team as they utilize each.
It’s a great article, and you’ll want to go read the whole thing.
As Michael said performing at optimal levels is of utmost importance. You might be having the best technical support, the best team of PR and what not but unless and until you get your work done from the team efficiently you are not a good leader.