Fourth Age Communiqué - Leadership for the rest of us

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Team Leadership - Rogue Warrior Style

From Richard Marcinko's book on teamwork and success

  1. It's the mission, stupid - Be clear and precise in defining your goals & objectives
  2. Get the numbers straight - It's about time and money. Ask for what you want, but know what you really need.
  3. Cover all positions - Determine what skills your operations will need; do not leave any holes. Surround yourself with talent.

  4. Keep your hands off! - Trust your people to do their jobs. Micromanaging leads to screwups.
  5. Know your people - they are not machines. Know their strengths and weaknesses, and what goes on behind the scenes that might affect their performance.
  6. Welcome mistakes - Capitalize on opportunities to improve team performance.
  7. Shut up and listen - Encourage your team to contribute to problem solving. Support what they create. Clear communication requires two-way signal flow.
  8. Share the wealth - Reward your team when they do well.
  9. Eat the pain - Take on responsibility as a team leader. Loyalty is a two-way street.


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