• Dr Chan Abraham

50 keys to becoming a fabulous & high-performing business - part 5/5


41. Encourage your team members to offer unsolicited ideas of how their organisation and your team can be more successful

  • Remember, no idea is a bad idea, they are all good ideas.

  • Some will not work.

  • Also remember – all failures are successes waiting to happen!

42. Ask your team to write down in a notebook all the things they think will make their organisation more successful

  • Come together and implement as many of the ideas as you can.

  • Draw in others from other teams and spread the ideas as far and wide as possible.

43. Write down, at least once a week, why you are the ‘elephant in the room’

  • Ask your team members to do the same.

  • Come together and discuss what you have written and resolve the issues that arise.

44. Delegate as much of your own job as you can – make yourself dispensable

  • This shows your team that you value them and consider them capable of doing your job.

  • It also provides you with the time you need to do all the other things listed here.

45. Encourage your team members to understand how the organisation works

  • Discuss with your team all aspects of the organisation so they can understand how each part dovetails with each other to create a whole organisation designed to achieve its declared purpose.

46. Reward your team when they succeed

  • Rewards should have little to do with money and more to do with consolidating kinship amongst the team.

47. Nurture talent

  • People respond well to others nurturing them, so long as the intensity of the nurturing accords with the perceived needs of the individual concerned.

48. Encourage your team to do some horizon scanning – working out what might be just beyond the horizon

  • This will prepare them for potential changes, as well as strengthen their involvement in ensuring a successful future.

49. When you embark on a change programme, explain why change is needed and encourage the involvement of your team in ensuring the change goes well for everyone, even those who may be displaced as a result.

  • Always be open.

  • If you don’t know what’s going on, say so, and ask someone who does know to come and explain everything to you and your team.

50. Help your team develop their resilient attitudes to challenges

  • Provide each member of your team with exercises to strengthen their opinion about themselves and about their ability to deal with different types of challenge.

  • This is the way to help your team feel in control of themselves when faced with a challenging event or difficult behaviour.

See below for other parts in this series.

Taken from our Leadership Masterclass October 2016.

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