WHAT DID THAT MEAN FOR OUR TEAM LEADER?:
As we mentioned earlier, the team leader we worked with was often aggressive. He was very transactional, often ignored people’s feelings, and in many situations, he would also seek confrontation.
Working with our founder, they were able to identify how he preferred to process information and interact with people, and this allowed him to flourish as a team lead – which in turn supported his team hugely too.
WHERE WOULD THIS TEAM LEADER FIT INTO THE PERFECT TEAM EQUATION?:
While this work was carried out before the Perfect Teams application was launched in 2016, this experience among others helped provide one of the parts of it – the Vision Triangle – which identifies the three core elements needed for a perfect team.
If we look at a recent article which shows our Vision Triangle, we can see that our team leader would fit into the ‘Direction’ element. He is very focused on when something will be achieved – he is very transactional. The Triangle also helps us to visualise the missing pieces of the equation too. In the case of the team leader again, the ‘Strategy’ and ‘Purpose’ elements are missing.
Based on our experience working with thousands of teams, and thinking back to this experience, it is likely that the team he led would have been dominated by those two elements.
As we highlighted in a previous article, having the perfect team is about respect. Once you know yourself, the way you approach life and the way you interact with others, you can begin to respect the other approaches.
By understanding how he preferred to process information and interact with people, he would have been able to identify the same for his team members, which would have allowed him to lead them better.
As the team leader’s transformation showed, without that analysis of the way he was approaching life and interacting with others, it is very likely he would not have made the shift he eventually did.
For our founder, one of the highlights of this experience was the card he received from the team leader’s children, who were thankful for ‘getting their dad back’.
For the client, our ‘know yourself’ philosophy improved the situation for the team leader, and provided that 33,300% return on investment. What would a 33,300% return on investment mean for your business? *For those interested in the numbers – £4 million in saved revenue for a £12,000 investment.
During our next workshop, we will identify how your team could achieve similar results, and how you could build your perfect team. To book your complimentary ticket, please click here now.