So when I woke up in my career and found myself leading a team instead of being in it I was sort of schocked. I am not forgetting what it is like to be on a team and this is why I can deal with being a team leader. I have been on a lot of teams some that I have enjoyed and some that I have endured.
So tonight I was watching NCIS LA and I heard that Linda Hunt playing the OSP’s operations manager Hetty Lang had a line where she said that she had a complementary team of independent thinkers. This statement is the reason for this Blog post. I want a team like this. Yeah, I am sure that I am an independant thinker, but to have a whole team like this may be like hearding cats. On the upside it would be like having an endless view of all sides of a problem and easy acceptance of a group solution.
So how do you build a team like this? How do you cultivate a team like this? I am not sure I have all of this figured out, buy I am exploring the possibilities of building such a team. Well one way that I know I want to build the team is to treat my team members that way that I liked being treated when I work on teams. I will motivate my team with positive encouragement and not resort to berating criticisms on work performance.
I want a team of a complementary team of independent thinkers.