Not every team at an organization succeeds in its mission. One strategy that can help: Leaders should be fully informed about team members’ individual strengths.
A recent posting at the Leadership Freak blog argued that this is important, as it allows for roles to be effectively aligned and adapted. After all, the writer noted, strengths help make individuals feel strong when they use them, and strength can lead to more confident outcomes. What’s more, knowing those strengths enables teams to know how and when to depend on each other, which is a key ingredient to success.
“We can depend on each other – only when we’re all using our strengths – in service to team objectives,” the writer noted. “You’re not dependable when you function in weakness.”
The full Leadership Freak blog posting – “Why Teams Fail” – can be accessed at this link.