One of the first things hiring managers look for when hiring new people is the applicant’s expertise level in a given industry. After all, we need the best people to deliver challenging tasks.
But this might not be the right kind of thinking. Sure, getting the best people helps in forming a great team, but it doesn’t guarantee a successful one. Unless these people perform well at specific roles, the team will crumble down on its own foundation.
Every successful team has four key employees. Do you know if your team has them all?
- The Leader
The Leader is the veteran among the team members. He is not the general warrior simply because of his educational or family background, but because he has already gone through all the levels of the field – from the lowest to the highest. Drawing from all his experiences both personal and professional, he leads with reason and passion. He points out the goal and vision of the whole team.
Some leaders might possess all the intelligence of the world, but is absurd in leadership. The Leader is not like that. He inspires people, and is also able to make people believe him with determination.
- The Right-Hand Leader
Every leader needs a trusted second in command and that’s where the role of the Right-Hand Leader comes in. The Right-Hand Leader’s expertise is in logistics and execution. He is able to create plans, study it over-and-over, and execute it accordingly. He points out loopholes and makes sure that the direction of the Leader is tread on by the whole team.
The Right-Hand Leader is an invaluable team member that counsels with the Leader. He knows the ins and outs of the team like the back of his hand. He knows what’s wrong, what could be wrong, and what can be done about it.
- The Passionate Sport
When everything’s gone wrong and the team is in a dangerous position, the Passionate Sport comes to the rescue. He isn’t called “passionate” for nothing. He acts as the glue for the whole team members when nothing seems to work well. He works with double, triple effort to uplift the team and partake roles that no one is willing or is unable to do. He is the beacon of positive energy whose light inspires everyone in the team to step forward once more. He is a self-motivated person who believes in the team and will not accept seeing everyone going, one-by-one, fading away.
- The Devoted Worker
As his moniker suggest, the devoted worker is the gear of the team that pushes the whole plan into action. He is the hand and foot that does what is needed to be done. He believes in his value and is aware of his strengths. He is the curious and inquisitive one, willing to learn from his leaders and improve his weaknesses.
A team needs “teamwork” to work, and allowing individual differences clash head-on will not serve the best interest of the team. Having all these four elements gives your team a greater chance of collaborating well and performing at your best.
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