Is your Project Team like a Light Switch…or a Candle? by Gary Nelson at Gazza’s Corner on 24 March 2014
I love Gary’s podcasts on project management since I find them informative and entertaining – he is skilled at weaving a storyline around key leadership and project management points. This article shines a light (yes, bad pun intended) on how we shouldn’t expect our teams to be like a light switch and simply immediately turn on a full brilliance. Rather, we should take care of our teams and treat them more like candles (his acronym follows):
- Care about your team
- Ask their opinions about project matters
- Nurture your team – get to know them personally
- Develop their skills.
- Lead, Mentor and Coach them, not just direct or dictate task assignments to them.
- Engage with the team, one-on-one
This article is also available as an audio podcast – it is really worth the listen!