You may have heard the expression, â€œplan the work, then work the plan.â€ When collaboratively leading, holding the team collectively responsible for executing a planned project stops finger-pointing, blaming others, and focuses on resolving conflict. Building this type of team culture allows peer team members to be powerful motivators. Thoughtfully consider the following:
- When have you led or participated in a team project that was successful?
- What role did planning play in the team’s success?
- How were team members motivated to be collectively responsible for achieving project goals?
- How was conflict managed within the team?
- If your team was not successful, what could you have done to be a more effective and motivating leader?
Resource: 4 Ways to Be More Effective at Execution on the Harvard Business Review website.