The best business results come from teams of people who care about each other, both personally and professionally. And because they care, they set bold goals—and solve difficult problems—together. Another way to say it: Goodness only comes alive in a business when people thrive together. When that happens, anyone trying to be a Superhero sticks out like a weed in a rose garden.
To paint a picture, what I observed with a recent client is that they embodied goodness in their leadership because they had strong individuals who had high expectations for one another. It would be fair to say they are fiercely independent. And yet relentlessly dependent on one another to achieve excellence.
The employees love their work because they know three things:
- Where I fit
- Why I matter
- How I win together with my colleagues.
Helping people understand where they fit and why they matter isn’t the job of the Human Resource manager. It is the leader’s job to create the culture and the organization’s job to live the culture.
This week, try engaging your team with an intellectually honest conversation about the core of high performance:
- Do people here care about each other personally and professionally?
- Do people here set bold goals and solve difficult problems together?
If you don’t know the answer, Good Leadership has a simple 24-question survey that will give you the answer fast. https://www.goodleadership.com/team-momentum-survey/