The first and smartest step in leadership team building is to start with yourself. Yeah, you! Okay, you’re right, there’s no such thing as “a team of one,” but look at it this way: If you groom yourself for leadership by leading yourself first, you may become the kind of leader other team members want to follow. You’d be your own crash-test dummy. And that’s smart!
In order to develop your leadership team building skills, you must be deliberate and intentional about your own professional growth and development. Intentionality compels action. But where to start? You may be eager to take responsibility for where you are and where you want to go, but you may not understand how to get “there” from “here.”
A DiSC personality profile is an invaluable compass that will guide you on your journey of self-discovery; and it will help steer you in the direction of your dearest goals and dreams.
Ironically, you may not know yourself as well as you think you do. We all have quirks of personality as well as character traits that may inhibit our ability to move up the corporate ladder of success. Self-discovery can be alarming, painful, and discouraging, but with the right tool, we can all be empowered to face the truth, embrace it, and become our best selves.
Your DiSC personality profile will open your eyes to aspects of your personality about which you are unaware—or about which you’ve simply been in denial. The profile is structured to make it easier to identify and celebrate your strengths without ego-tripping. And you’ll be able to confront areas of weakness without triggering defensiveness, fear, or self-rejection.
The wisest leadership team building gurus all know that seeing people as they are, and accepting the responsibility for helping them grow is the most effective way to build solid, stable, and productive teams. When you develop healthier personal relationships with your colleagues, both your professional bottom line and your fiscal bottom line will be healthier.
Your company may provide top notch services or world class products, but you work with people, and people need to know that they’re valued beyond their contribution to the company’s coffers. When you value the success of your colleagues, you guarantee your own success.
Success is a choice. If you can muster up the courage to not only chose it, but to really go for it, and give yourself permission to fail and learn from your mistakes; you won’t stop until you reach the top. Leadership team building–you are where the team starts.