Engagement Tip # 28 – Define Success At The Individual Level

You’ve heard the saying: “There’s no “I” in team.” While that perspective is important for team building and to focus efforts on the collective goals of the business unit, illness individual members also need something to strive for, health so that each one can achieve their own success. It is a fundamental need of humanity to strive to achieve their best. Sometimes success roars like a stoked fire, nurse sometimes it happens in the small moments when an employee overcomes a challenge at work. The success can be small like mastering a new system task or quite significant like returning to work after a long illness.  As their leader, get into the habit of asking your employees to tell the team about 1 or 2 achievements they’ve had in the past week or month. You’ll not only hear how they achieved success, but you’ll also hear how others in the team helped. Allow them to shine the light on these achievements and watch your team productivity soar. Success breeds success. When you help your team see the small and big moments of achievements, you’ll feed on the adrenaline that comes with those achievements. That propels individuals to do even more. It also does as much for team spirit than any team building exercise will.

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.