To help you think through these situations and better tap into the power of your team. Consider this acronym T-E-A-M and the associated questions:
- Talent – Who has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to tackle the initiative?
- Experience – Who has experience delivering on similar projects?
- Availability – How could we change schedules or realign resources?
- Motivation – How energized might a team member be if we allow them to take over?
This week’s tool is a graphic designed to help you to tap into your T-E-A-M’s resources to see how you might take on future projects. Working with your team to answer these questions, may go a long way toward accomplishing future initiatives, help teammates, like Jess, release their potential, and build a better team in the process.
Patrick Leddin, PhD is a speaker, global leadership consultant, and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Five-Week Leadership Challenge. Patrick is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University with a thriving leadership blog and podcast, and 25-years of leadership experience. He offers an unparalleled mix of academic rigor and real-world experience.