How fast your team grows, develops, gets to the next level and generates sales, depends on you. You are going to establish the speed, but also its power and capacity.
It can be a relaxed bike ride, or it can be a high-speed train travelling across a whole country in a matter of hours: you can create a slow or a quick takeoff for your new members. And whatever pace you choose, it will be fine as long as you keep the following in mind: the movement shouldn’t stop. And for that, you must not stop.
Your team looks up to you, you are their main role model and inspiration, and it is your responsibility to keep the pace for the rest of the team. Keep the movement going starting with yourself.
However, when dealing with your team, you should always remember that you are not a boss or an authoritarian figure who should demand to keep the pace by imposing. It is also your responsibility to be there to help the team at the beginning. You should make an extra effort to push them forward until they acquire their own speed. But you will also be there for them later, as a companion, as someone the team can count on at all times.
From the higher to the lower ranks, your entire team will need your help at one time or another.
As a leader, you shouldn’t relax too much and get away from the team or let others under your charge do so. Although personal ambitions might vary from one leader to another, which is perfectly normal and understandable, what must always be the same is the level of commitment we have with the members of our team.
Each person you help achieve results is a powerful member of an increasingly powerful team.
You must also remember that a leader never stops learning. The new knowledge you gain will help you always maintain an active and successful team. What you learn is transmitted, and you always keep your mind open and provide a fresh and updated vision of everything.
In the end, being always there for your team doesn’t mean that your team depends on you in everything. It means that you can build a strong team, whose members, however, don’t hesitate to ask you for help, always knowing where to resort, but needing you less every time. A team of leaders able to do for others what you have done for them. Let them fly high and succeed… But without ever abandoning them.
After all, you will keep setting the pace for everyone, and being someone close, accessible and active is the best way to lead forward and non-stop.