Read the article we have written for 2020 Vision Leader here: A leadership team with a purpose and collective intelligence
Collective intelligence and collective decision making equals the ability to influence more.
When a leadership team works well together, with a shared purpose that everyone believes in and owns, something almost magical happens – their impact is multiplied, their teams work better with each, communication flows more effectively, goals are aligned and the risk of confusion and overlaps are almost completely eradicated.
So if you are part of a leadership team, or a team, and want to have greater impact together, better goal achievement, then look for the common purpose, what you all have in common. What do you all want to achieve?
And then talk about that and reach agreement on a shared commitment to that purpose. Make that commitment a promise.
Whenever possible, connect your goals to those of your peers. If there are competitive behaviours between you and your leadership peers, then having connected goals will make those competitive behaviours impossible to carry on with. If each leadership team member can be goaled not just on his/her individual performance but also the performance of the team overall, then it brings out collaborative behaviours instead.
“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration.”Robin S. Sharma
Want great leadership team success? Then get together with your peers and work on how to work together and how to have greater impact together.
For more info on leadership impact, check out “The Leader’s Guide to Impact” which serves as a great, strategic and practical tool for individual leaders and leadership teams alike.
Authors: Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn