Most of us work on teams, of one kind or another.
Teamwork is messy and challenging business. The larger the team, the more challenging the work.
The best leaders I know are masterful light shiners. They do that light-shining in several dimensions, all integrated, all the time.
Here is that triadic Lighting effort:
- Sunlight - These leaders insist on the cleansing, sanitizing, and clarifying effects of transparency and full disclosure. That "sunlight" engenders trust, fosters loyalty, and energizes improvement efforts.
- Pin Light - These leaders know and engage with on a personal -- micro -- level the folks on their team and the stakeholders of their organizations. It's personal...every day, all day.
- Flood Light - These leaders notice and publicly acknowledge not just the "wins," but more importantly, the effort and investment of the team members. They praise others profusely, authentically, loudly.