Guys, we need to achieve whats never been done.
Have you ever had your boss tell your team these words? Most Probably sometime in your career you have..
What does the team think when they see their manager deliver this speech?
The team looks at the manager and thinks,
Is he himself part of this delivering process?
How much of an effort is he going to put into this?
What happens to him if it is done?
What happens if we don’t achieve it?
Then comes the question.. whats in it for me?
Most of the time today’s managers faulter, and try to answer the last question first.
This is the outcome:
Over the ages, this has been an efficient means of motivating a team. A team needs a common goal. This makes the individual differences look small and the bonding begins. A common goal is extremely important.
By making a common goal look individual, the manager not only cuts down the efficiency of that person, he cuts down the efficiency of the team as well.
One should put himself first and take my word, the team would follow. Thats the inherent nature of a team.
That I would say is the difference between a manager and a leader.