There are many overall attributes that help teams to be successful and achieve great results. These are the ones we think are key — the ones successful teams cannot be without!
Create an environment where team members are always open to change and understand that solutions that may have worked before may not be working now.
Trust your gut!
Know that your experience and expertise are vital ingredients to your everyday decision-making and success, and never discount that “little voice” inside that’s saying “yes” or “no.” Intuition really is a powerful tool. Use it!
Have a sense of humor!
Everyday is filled with “drama” — and the 24/7 “soap opera” most of us live can really take a toll. Humor — appropriately used — can help move us beyond uncomfortable to a much better place! Work can be fun!
Never be afraid to “share” your “to do” list with others. It may be hard for you to acknowledge but you’re not the only in the world that can do what’s on “your list.” So spread the “fun” around. Let others help — and grow!
And when you ask people to work collaboratively with you, help them to do it. Be open to providing the right tools, resources and personal support. Listen carefully to what they say, thank them for their input, mentor, coach, and look for ways to act on and give credit for their ideas.