As leaders, getting our teammates to actively engage is more complicated than dangling their job over their heads. Some leaders find this way easier and less time consuming. Yet, how much time do we really save?
Dwight D. Eisenhower is quoted as saying, “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it”.
So, the first question we should ask is “Do my teammates want to win for me?” If the answer is no, we need to adjust our coaching style. One method I suggest to get teammates engaged is TEAM – IMPACT – PRIDE.
- First, your teammates need to understand that they are a part of a TEAM. This encourages them to work together. Some of the most powerful coaching is peer-to-peer.
- Secondly, each of your team members need to know their individual IMPACT on the TEAM. It is a proven fact that people are more engaged and will typically push harder because they do not want to let their TEAM down.
- Finally, there’s PRIDE. This is something that you must build through messaging TEAM and highlighting individual IMPACT.
- Put all together: I am a part of a TEAM, what I do or don’t do has an IMPACT, so I will take PRIDE in what I do.