One of the core challenges of facilitating as a leader is the intention of the leader to provide a perspective and the team's interpretation of that perspective as a directive. This often happens because the team wants to make you, the leader, happy and believes your comments are explicit or even subtle hints directing them. In this video, learn tactics to create clarity for your team so you can provide input, while empowering them to make decisions and execute those decisions.
- Like most things worth doing, being a successful…facilitative leader is not easy.…As a leader, you may be used to providing your wisdom,…solving problems, and guiding the team,…instead of helping them find these solutions for themselves.…The challenge is that most of us as leaders don't realize…that we're doing this too often.…Often, there's a gap between the perception we have…of ourselves and the perception others have of us…and the environment we're creating.…With the best of intentions we may still be…micro managing our teams.…
So why does this matter?…Well, as leaders our goal is to create a safe environment,…empower our teams to operate independently,…and free up our own time.…Constantly expressing our view points and authority…either explicitly or more subtly hurts our ability…to reach those goals.…So how can we address this challenge?…Here are four simple ways to do so.…Identify low risk opportunities to facilitate.…If you're someone who's used to providing your input…and making all the decisions shifting your behavior…
- Recognize the activities the differentiate facilitation from management.
- Identity the signs of groupthink during a facilitation.
- Explore methods for engaging conflict in a productive manner.