086: How Collaboration leads to a win-win for leaders and teams

podcast Jun 29, 2021

“Here's the deadline and this is how I want you to do it.  And if you don't do it the way I want, you may have to do it over and over until it’s right.”

As a team member, there's nothing more de-motivating than this.

A+ talent will not hang around to find out what the next job is and the step by step ‘how’ you want it done. 

In today's podcast episode we explore leadership methods, and how one can lead to a spiral of unenjoyment and damaged working relationships, while the other can set you and your team up for continued success. 

Delegation is a kind of a top-down experience: we're giving people the leftovers---telling them how work is to be done, often in an area where we’re not our best. 

Whereas, collaboration creates a win-win situation that allows our teammates to thrive using the gifts where they are most talented. 

How can we create this kind of collaboration within our teams and kick the word delegation to the curb?

It's a four-step process. 

  1. Clarify WHAT the desired result of this role or project or assignment looks like.
  2. Follow this up with WHY this role makes a difference.
  3. List the consequences of not taking action AND the benefits of taking action now.
  4. Pick a future point (whether it's three months, six months, or twelve months                away) and then list out 4-6 observable success criteria for this role or position. 

Now notice, the word ‘HOW" is not used in any of these descriptions?

We leave the ‘how’ to the team member we’ve hand-selected because this IS their area of expertise. 

If you'd like to get started on your own for love of team journey, reach out via email, at [email protected] with the subject line Multiplier Max, and we'll be glad to send you out a sample of our fillable PDF.



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