Leadership Tip: Willingly Make Sacrifices for the Good of the Team

FOCUS ON COLLECTIVE RESULTS

Willingly make sacrifices in your areas for the good of the team.

Today’s Tip:

Ensure your team is aligned around a common set of goals by making clear the linkage of top-level organizational objectives to team actions. When team members understand how the team’s objectives provide a context for other, broader goals, they are much more likely to stay focused on collective results rather than departmental or individual ones.

Food for Thought:

Teams consistently achieve their objectives when individual ego and personal recognition take a back seat to their drive for collective team results.

 

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IMPACT! Leadership Tips are adapted from The Leadership Challenge. © James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, published by John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved. And The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team © Patrick Lencioni and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.

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