I’ve seen many leaders make this mistake. They believe in teams, so they create a bunch of them. They charge them with carrying out a mission…an assigned task…part of a great vision.
But, the team doesn’t work. Nothing gets accomplished. There is no forward movement.
Why? They had a great team.
But, they didn’t have a leader.
I believe in teams.
I even love the word.
It sounds cooperative. Energy-building. Inclusive.
Create great teams. I think you should.
But, make no mistake about it…every team need a leader.
Teams are great, but at some point in time, a leader needs to stand up. And lead.
An organizational team without a leader is like an athletic team without a coach.
Would you recommend that for your favorite sports team?
Of course not.
Lead by teams. But, make sure every team has a leader.
Make it a point to never appoint or release a team to do work…until you make sure a leader is chosen.
Have you seen a leaderless team flounder?