Whether you are starting a new team, or just became the leader of an existing one, things will be different for this particular set of people on the team. They might all buy into the goals you set, but your vision for how to achieve those goals will be unique and new. It will take time to establish their trust in your vision.
The best way to establish the trust you need to lead the team, is through success. And the best type of success is that which consistently delivers many small successes for each team member.
Don’t just shout your vision from the top floor; live it on the office floor. – Denis G. McLaughlin
For your vision to be effective you have to set it in motion. These early successes are called Quick Wins.
In my book, The Leadership GPS, Brian Alden learns how to create quick wins for a new team that lead them to success by making the vision real for each person each day.
For quick wins to be effective they must both support your vision, and have an immediate impact on your team. Your team needs to see progress toward the goals, and feel their job satisfaction improving. Pick five to eight things that you can personally drive to success and make them happen.
“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”