Some of the meaningful things I have extracted from my little professional experience. Being part of critical, most escalated project is never easy, but we (team) came out of it, took the situation to some better level. Seniors, leads and team worked out with some excellent strategies to overcome anomalies, challenges to build a unit of success, achieve the tough target and make it possible.
5 key features of leadership in practice –
- Teams that gel well together, excel in performance:
In any industry if people working together have good bond they support each other.
If team is supports each other then there is very less chances of internal arguments, clashes which helps in increasing productivity.
Friendly environment and healthy competition encourage and motivates to contribute.
In our terms we say, “Together Everyone Achieves More”.
- Appreciate and not escalate:
True leaders support their teams and appreciate more rather than escalate.
Appreciating small things doesn’t cost much, but in consolidation it creates a huge impact and results are very much positive towards the organization interests.
- Escalation - hold your nerves and do the best you can:
When everyone is questioning over abilities and efforts of your team then giving up is never an option, only your best work is the answer to any situation. By taking positively escalations can be converted into appreciations, only by means of thorough professional and best approach towards the job.
- True leaders – create leaders not followers:
True leaders focus on encouraging teams to think beyond obvious, allows taking risks.
They believes inputs from every level has importance and don’t hesitate to accept faults.
A lead promotes the potential of individual and helps in achieving their goals along with project tasks.
It’s like that, if you give a fish to hungry man, you will be able to help him once; but if you teach him fishing, you have helped him for lifetime.
- People at ground makes the difference:
No matter how much rules and best practices we apply, it is vital to have passionate and committed people at the ground, who do the actual work.
Passionate people about their work doesn’t much bother on escalation and appreciation, they set their own bench mark of job satisfaction and perform at par.
Commitment towards anything is very important. It helps in meet deadlines without much forcing to people, reduce the follow-ups and shares the responsibility.
Heights and strength of any pyramid is depends on its base.
All these terms are by the people I have been around with. It’s never like we had smooth sailing project by having these practices but we have learn to adjust our sails according to winds and keep it on waves in storms.