Leading With The Right Teamby Latricia Chisholm on 11/28/15
The effective leader is extremely conscientious of purpose, passion and mission. This leader desires to successfully operate in the organization and realizes that purpose, passion and mission are essential elements of a knowledgeable, informed and prudent leader. His/her purpose, passion and mission are always evident, even when he/she is silent.
Leaders play a very significant role in creating the environment within the organization. They often set the tone for the message that is shared with employees and their clients. I often call it “The Fragrance of the House”.
Many leaders are faced with the challenge of how to identify the right people to build a strong and successful team.
Here's The Solution:
Every competent individual is not necessarily the most compatible member of the team and the most compatible member doesn’t always have the greatest capacity to sustain the organization.
1. You must be clear about the mission and vision for the organization. During the selection process you must consider the competence of the identified candidate.
· What is their level of competence? You are looking for the quality of being competent; adequacy; possession of required skill, knowledge, or qualification.
2. Check the dynamics of the team you already have. Be sure that you are adding value and the ideal candidate brings a fresh perspective and energy to your team.
What is their level of compatibility? Are they capable of existing or living together in harmony? Will they be able to exist together with something/one else?
3. Look at past performance, it is an indicator for what you can expect in the future.
Do they have the capacity? Does this candidate have actual or potential ability to perform, yield, or withstand the task for the area of assignment?
Don’t force what doesn’t fit. If you realize that you have someone in mind and they have not met the aforementioned requirements, give yourself permission to keep searching. I promise that there is someone who is possess the essential qualifications to meet the needs of your organization.
Remember you'll find the right people to build a strong team. Enjoy the Journey!!