By: The Business Services Team
Have you ever watched a ballgame from the sidelines and knew what the coach should have done that
would have resulted in a better outcome? I am guilty as charged. Building a team and having everyone on the same play at the same time is not the easiest task, but it can be done. It requires a common vision and everyone knowing the game plan. As important, it requires the entire team to work as a team for the common goal. It is true that every team must have a coach. All professional teams have a head coach, specialty team coaches, and team players. Each person on the team is an integral part of the team and has specific tasks that they need to accomplish. The coaches develop the plans and provide guidance and direction during the game. The players execute the plays and, together, win the game. No one person makes the plays or wins the game by themselves. Motivation, excitement, and dedication are common threads on the team.
Building a great team is done by including people with all types of talents. Each member of the team has unique skills, talents, and strengths. Not everyone is the best at doing everything. In the book the Strength Finder, we are challenged to find our strengths and use them in a positive manner. Instead of trying to improve every weakness we have, we should find others that have the strengths that we don’t and build a well balanced team, together. We tend to think of our weakness as a short coming, but we should see this as an opportunity to allow others with the strengths to join the team and fill in any gaps. Without help, you might find the project or committee you are trying to lead flailing, or taking longer than you expected. Let those with the strength come forward and the team will be better for it.
The FleetPros Blog is written and moderated by the Business Manager with contributions from the membership and Business Services Team.