I thought it was only fair to share what it takes to be on my team. I am an open leader. I like transparency on the team, so as a team leader, I believe it’s important for your team to know your expectations. (I also recently wrote the 3 problems with unknown expectations. Read that post HERE.) This is different from a previous post of what it takes to be a great team member. (HERE is that post.) These are personal to me.
I hope our team already knows these things, because we live them everyday and have talked about them individually. I’m not sure I’ve written them down before. (Hopefully they read my blog…Ha!)
Here are the top 7 non negotiable traits to work on my team:
Responsiveness - It may be a pet peeve, but I believe it is imperative to respond to people in a timely manner.
Honesty – If we can’t be honest, we can’t be a team.
Respect - I plan to respect my team. I think it’s only fair they respect me.
Openness – I don’t like hidden issues. If it’s important to you or the team, let’s talk about it.
Follow Through – Do what you say you will do when you said you will do it.
Limited need for oversight- I can’t stand micro-management. I believe in setting some goals, assigning tasks, and celebrating at the finish line. I’ll even come back and hold your hand across the line if needed, but if you don’t ask, I assume you’re still running on your own.
Participation – No one sits on the bench on my team. This plenty of innings ahead…let’s play ball.
So what do you think? Fair? Harsh? Reasonable? What would you add or take away from your list?