Time and time again leaders watch as pivotal moments get forgotten and real opportunity to play at a new level fades away. Here’s how to stop that from happening.
How most leaders cripple team development
We’ve all been there. You turn up to the annual team offsite meeting. You suddenly remember what happened at last year’s meeting.
Or rather, what didn’t happen.
The team had enthusiastically written a bunch of “game-changing” actions and initiatives on the whiteboard. And now, a year on, practically nothing has changed.
Or perhaps you did some team development work, but the new behaviours the team committed to are completely forgotten.
This can happen with the best of intentions. I’m working with a fantastic, senior leadership team. We made significant progress over a three-month period, and we were seeing gains in collaboration, alignment and stronger ownership of key business goals.
But - year end happened, there were some contractual delays, then there was the start-of-year kick-off season. Before we’d noticed, four months had passed without any follow-up.
Of course, momentum and focus took a huge hit.