Some supervisors are great motivators, but lack a strategic vision. Others are experts at piecing together a team, but can’t stay organized.
Studies of top managers have found it’s hard to be an effective team leader without having some mastery of the following four skill sets. Review each and consider how well you’re mastering each one:
Neglecting the interpersonal aspect of the job can leave you hamstrung by miscommunication and substandard team performance. What to focus on:
1. Set and communicate goals. Work with your team to define exactly what you want to achieve and precisely how you’ll measure your accomplishments. Then discuss these goals with employees frequently, individually and as a team.
2. Manage projects. Lead employees in defining objectives, the steps needed to reach them, and the resources required for each step. Then allocate and organize available resources into the best possi...(register to read more)