Curtis Crawford

Curtis Crawford

Monday, June 20, 2011

Are YOU Leading A Winning Team?

If no one is following then you are not leading. Are you leading a winning team? Are your team members contributing enthusiastically and consistently, as well as working to their fullest potential? If your players seem to be striking out, take a closer look at the goals that you have set for them. Your team should be able to see the vision you have and the results you're aiming for. Leading a winning team is everyone having a winning attitude, setting the tone and atmosphere to want to win and have a attitude to win. When you're leading a winning team you have to let your team know that doing the best they can do at 100%, regardless of results, they are still winners. On a winning team the word "quit" is not in their vocabulary.

Here are some helpful goal setting tips that will help your team win:

State each goal as a positive statement: Express your goals positively - 'Execute this technique well' is a much better goal than 'Don't make this stupid mistake.'

Be precise: Set a precise goal, putting in dates, times and amounts so that you can measure achievement. If you do this, you will know exactly when you have achieved the goal, and can take complete satisfaction from having achieved it.

Set priorities: When you have several goals, give each a priority. This helps you to avoid feeling overwhelmed by too many goals, and helps to direct your attention to the most important ones.

Write goals down: This crystallizes them and gives them more force.

Keep operational goals small: Keep the low-level goals you are working towards small and achievable. If a goal is too large, then it can seem that you are not making progress towards it. Keeping goals small and incremental gives more opportunities for reward. Derive today's goals from larger ones.

Set performance goals, not outcome goals: You should take care to set goals over which you have as much control as possible. There is nothing more dispiriting than failing to achieve a personal goal for reasons beyond your control.

Set realistic goals: It is important to set goals that you can achieve. All sorts of people (employers, parents, media, society) can set unrealistic goals for you. They will often do this in ignorance of your own desires and ambitions. Alternatively you may set goals that are too high, because you may not appreciate either the obstacles in the way or understand quite how much skill you need to develop to achieve a particular level of performance.

SMART Goals: a useful way of making goals more powerful is to use the SMART method.

S - Specific M - Measurable A - Attainable R - Relevant T - Timed

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.~Denis Waitley quotes

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