Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Leadership - Harnessing the Diverse Styles of Your Team

A great leader is in touch with the different needs and preferences of the group they lead. What are the unique styles that exist within your team?

I often undertake work with teams to explore the styles that exist, how these styles are complimentary and where they are not. We also look at how styles impact communication, leadership, conflict, teamwork, for better or worse.

What do you know about the unique working styles of your team? How are they contributing to your team success? How are they creating blindspots?

Some wonderful style tools you may wish to bring into your team work/building/conversations are the DiSc or even the PSI tool.

"Do you want a collection of brilliant minds or a brilliant collection of minds?" - R. Meredith Belbin

Have a great week!

Warm regards

Jennifer Britton
Potentials Realized
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010)
Phone: 416.996.TEAM (8326)


Unknown said...

It is amazing to know that there are articles like this on web.Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing. When working on teams, sometimes we don't take the time to understand the diversity of the group. Listening, inquiring and participation from everyone really helps to build a successful team and ensure that everyone's diversity shines!