Does Your Team Always Win?

All businesses have a team. Including you! If you have employees, then they are clearly your team. But even if you are a one-person insurance agent or financial products salesperson, you interact with a variety of others – printers, answering services, franchise reps, etc. That means you have a team!

At ActionCOACH, we know that teams don’t always win – sometimes the opposing team is stronger, but often it is our own mistakes and lack of teamwork which add up to us missing the goal. That’s why we identify the 6 Keys To A Winning Team.

The 1st Key is a Strong Leader. This may seem obvious, but ask yourself – who’s the strong leader in your business? There may not be one. And if there is, It may not be (and often isn’t) the owner. But without a strong leader, a team doesn’t know where to go, doesn’t have a purpose or a passion to get there. The strong leader provides a vision, a mission for the team. You as the owner must be the leader of your team. No one else understands your goals and dreams; no one else has the investment in money, time and sweat. The business exists for you and you must direct it.

What if you’re not a strong leader by nature? Then you must learn – watch others, read, discuss with a trained observer. It’s a skill that can be learned and you must begin to become the leader of your team.

I’ll outline the 2nd Key in my next post.

Are you a Strong Leader? Let’s discuss it – I’ll buy the coffee if you bring the topic!

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About Jim Barger Action Coach

I am a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Company. More than a business consultant, I work with business owners to make their businesses work for them, not the other way 'round. If you'd like to explore how you can get control of your business, I'll buy the coffee, if you bring the topic - Boom! One problem solved!
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