Bitesize Learning: What Makes a Great Team?

In this podcast episode Ryan contrasts his experiences of leading teams in the military with teams in commercial businesses.  In doing so he identifies 3 areas of focus that he believes are critical for leaders in developing great teams. 

  • The first is to lead by example by demonstrating consistency, compassion and effective communication, which will establish credibility. 
  • The second is to show that the team comes first by equipping them for success, paying particular attention to workload, capacity and capability. 
  • The third is to provide direction and guidance explaining what needs to be achieved and why and leaving the team to work out the who and the how.