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How do you win when you’re the underdog?
Well, believe it or not, trust has a lot to do with it.
Locker - Room - First - Jon - Gordon
In You Win in the Locker Room First, Jon Gordon tells the story of the 2014 University of Florida basketball team. Without a single player drafted to the NBA, they surprisingly upset powerhouse programs like the University of Kentucky (beat them three times, to be exact) and went to the Final Four.
Their success was not found in their talent but in the trust they had built in one another as a team and their commitment to play as a team.
Building - Culture - Roles - Leader - Trust
Building culture is one of the most significant and critical roles of a leader, and trust is the cornerstone of a healthy culture.
There is no formula for creating it and growing it, but here are a few best practices to move toward a trusting and trustworthy team.
Trust - Begins
Trust begins and ends with you.
Make sure your words match your actions, you complete your assignments on time, and you admit your shortcomings and failures when they happen.
Leader - Spotlight - Others - Failures - Appropriate
Be a leader who shines the spotlight brightly on others and absorbs their failures when appropriate.
It’s easy to impose your values. Wise leaders don’t.
Everyone - Team - Opportunity - Share - Values
Give everyone on the team an opportunity to share 3 to 5 values that define who they are and how they work.
Some on your team will value flexibility while others value punctuality. Some value excellence while others value experimentation. One person may value efficiency while another values creativity.
Values - Teams - Differences - Share - Values
Sharing personal values helps teams understand and appreciate their differences. When you share your values as a leader, it helps the team know why and how you tick.
Once people have shared their own personal values, establish a set of values for your team. It gives a point of reference for everyone to work from, be held accountable to, and...
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