It’s very easy when you get an opportunity to assemble a new team. It’s an entirely different story when you have to take over an existing team. But there are strategies that you can deploy when taking over a new team which can help you gracefully integrate into your new team.
Ask around and you’re certain to get two different perspective on how much leaders should be relying on existing policy and process. There are those who will say that they purely rely on policy and process to guide their decision making process. There are those who say that policy and process are useless. So how much should leaders really be relying on the organization’s policy and process?
Many leaders have the misperception that they need to be the most knowledgeable, the most skilled and the most experience in the team. They feel like they need to be the best at everything in order to be a good leader. But this is a misperception and leaders need not be the best. In fact, leaders should not be the best.
In the pursuit of success, leaders constantly look to push for better productivity from their teams. When production goals are not met, leaders would expediently address the issue with individuals who are not keeping pace. The pace may pick up, but the true issues causing the decrease in productivity isn’t addressed and will continue to persist until it’s truly explored and resolved.
The level of integrity a leader exhibits consistently sets the stage for how the team and the team members conducts themselves. Leaders are models for members and integrity standards are set by leaders. If leaders can consistently perform with high integrity, that will set the culture of high integrity throughout.