If you’ve read my last few posts about Andrew and the amazing opportunity some of us get to build a team from the ground up — the right way — you might be feeling inspired. You might also feel a bit deflated or discouraged because your situation is entirely different.

Stick with me here.

If you don’t find yourself in the same shoes as Andrew, if you don’t get a totally fresh start with all the opportunities I mentioned above, there’s still hope! Don’t lose heart.

Here’s what to do if you don’t have the luxury of building your team from scratch.

First, if you haven’t already, get acquainted with H.U.M.A.N. Strategies™. The foundation of my work as a speaker, facilitator and Coach, it’s a dynamic approach to personal and professional leadership, communication, and effective decision-making skills. 

H.U.M.A.N. Strategies has the power to radically reposition you as a leader and reframe how you see your team (and in turn, how they view you). 

These blog posts offer a great primer on this framework:

  1. How to Transform Your Leadership with H.U.M.A.N. Strategies™
  2. How H.U.M.A.N. Strategies™ Works: Honor the Person & Understand Perspectives
  3. How H.U.M.A.N. Strategies™ Works: Manage Reactions
  4. How H.U.M.A.N. Strategies™ Works: Attract Desired Results
  5. How H.U.M.A.N. Strategies™ Works: Negotiate Solutions

Next, build trust. Vertical coaching is a great way to accelerate trust-building (as much as that’s even possible). It can help you to see your organization in a new light, and unlike some other coaching approaches, it transforms your organization from the inside out.

And last but certainly not least, make accountability a cornerstone of your leadership, even if doing so is painful at first. To that end, I recommend this piece on how to make accountability joyful and this one on how to restore a culture of positive accountability in your organization. And while you’re at it, heed my advice to make a clear distinction between accountability and compensation.

I realize all this may feel like a Herculean task, particularly if you’re trying to lead an organization that is struggling with poor communication, a lack of trust, and accountability issues.

The people you lead deserve better, and so does your organization. I can help. To get started, contact me today.


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