Leadership of “Small Teams” to accomplish extraordinary and challenging tasks or milestones has been written about for centuries.
The Leader of your team has certain assets and capabilities for creating the team "Wonder" that others see as worthy of following. The Leader has something the team members admire or, by joining the team, they know they will gain new knowledge or wealth of life experience.
So what is it about this Leader and this particular Team, that has created your ambition to try and join its ranks?
Why will you pursue the hard work and learning the skills to be known by your Leader and your fellow team mates, as a valuable addition to the team?
How does this “Team Leader” recognize those who will perform to baseline expectations and those who will make a valuable contribution to the overall mission?
Are they too tall or too short? Are they too young or too old? Are they too light or too heavy? Are they too sharp or dull? Are they too this or too that.
True Leaders realize from their own experience and continuous Recruiting, Educating, Networking and Sharing information (RENS) with new potential team members that it takes time.
How much time?
“Leadership of Teams” who have seen hundreds if not thousands of potential additions to a team, they will tell you this. "You can never judge anyone on your first impression."
It is not until each one of the new people for this particular team endeavor are provided with a proper orientation, skills testing, extensive training and actual opportunities to perform, that you will learn about them.
Will this particular person be worthy of becoming a long term and valuable team mate and continuously performing with excellence?
We shall find out and see what they are truly capable of in their knowledge, skills and their own ambitions to perform as fellow team members.
How long will you test and train them before you realize that your potential team player is not worthy of the continued time and resources with your team?
Days. Weeks. Months. Years?
You know as a True Leader, that you must finally make an informed decision. You must continue to invest your valuable resources in this individual or you must ask them to leave the team. This brave decision will benefit both of you.
Leadership of “Small Teams” of professionals will continuously have those who think they have found something new. Some new insight or formula that will change everything.
Do you ever experience "Wonder"...
The second, the minute, the hour or the day is ahead of you, when you too will finally realize that you will achieve your objective milestone. Or you might be unable to achieve it.
Whether it is the game or race, or the professional team working relationship, you must make a decision.
Yet never forget, that the wonder of learning will only make you Stronger, more Wise, more Knowledgeable and even more future Resilient...
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