The process of building a successful team is very simple. You need a clear view of what it takes to win; you must have a process that builds patterns of success and “fear of failure;” and you must understand that you can’t control what you can’t control.
Effort and execution are more important than short-term results. In the long run, the best results are most consistently achieved by superior preparation. Every player on your team has a role to play in every game and in every situation. For some, it’s the lead role, for some its the support role, but for players to feel like they are part of a team, they need to feel that their role is useful, is valued, and is necessary to the success of the team.
The history of sports is stuffed with examples of weaker talent “on paper” winning the championship over a more famous team. The New England Patriots with young Tom Brady beat the Rams and Kurt Warner’s greatest show on turf n 2002. The 1988 Dodgers beat the unbeatable Oakland A’s with a bunch of guys that ween’t considered good enough to be on the A’s team. and the light hitting San Francisco Giants in 2012 swept the Detroit Tigers and their dominant pitching.
There is a reason that some teams succeed despite having inferior talent. When the team is properly constructed and everybody on that team has a role, understands it and preforms it, then that team will be competitive. The process of building that team is no different – whether you are building a soft ball team, a staff of people to run a drugstore or a clinical outpatient care team. Each player on the team wants to know three things:
- What they do is important
- That they are good at
- That the boss values their contribution to the team
The process of successful leadership requires the Great Boss to understand how to get the players to engage in mission, to in the work, dodo the preparation and to have the attribute players to engage in the the mission, to put in the work, to do the preparation and to have the attitude and effort to to be successful. You won’t a;always win, but you will earn respect. In business, you won’t always win but you must earn the respect of your customers.
Great businesses succeed by doing the little things exceptionally well. If you give full effort int the right way about the right things, you will succeed in the long run. Learning how to coach, command and create the environment in which your team can succeed is a crucial element of your team’s success. Great Bosses learn how to create this positive environment. BossHoles do the exact opposite.
The BossHole Effect
Since 1977 the author, Dr. Greg L. Alston has owned and operated a variety of businesses, worked for hundreds of bosses and supervised thousands of employees. His no nonsense approach and clear informal teaching style will teach you how to Coach others, Command respect, and Create an environment in which your team can thrive.
Leadership is not a personality trait, it is a way of acting. Great leaders build great teams. Great teams achieve great things. The call to leadership is a call to action and this action begins when you buy the book, subscribe to the blog or view the YouTube Channel. Use Greg’s free tools to Rate Your Boss or Rate Yourself as a Boss.