TEAM lookout, smarter priorities for your team

TEAM lookout is a tool to help you understand and pull together a ‘team priorities plan’ created by your team for your team

I believe that the best leaders are the one’s that empower, engage and listen to their teams.

They ask them for their direct input, they make themselves vulnerable, and they give their team a balance of responsibility and accountability.

TEAM lookout is a tool that is designed to do all of that.

It helps a leader ask for the direct input of their team by asking the team to identify what they believe the team’s priorities are.

It makes the leader vulnerable as it says ‘I don’t know everything, I want and need your input’.

And it helps give individuals within teams responsibility as they have identified the priorities.

The job of the leader is then to give the individual the accountability for those priorities.

Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better – Simon Sinek

Download TEAM lookout

Click on the image below:

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If you have a difficulty with the link, click on:
https://iammichaelwatts.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/teamlookout_activitysheet.pdf.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ask each member of your team to answer the following questions to let you know what they think your priorities are.

Encourage your team to include anything that they want –

1/ something that they are working on
2/ something that they know the team are working on
3/ something that they think you should work on
4/ or anything else…

You can then use all of the feedback to start pulling together your team priority plan.

teamsteps, align your team

Keeping your team aligned, on task and up to date can be a challenge

teamsteps is designed to be a simple sheet to capture the key weekly activities and priorities for your team.

This sheet should be used at a weekly team briefing – maybe a standing meeting? – to capture:

1/
what you are working on individually and as a team

2/
key deadlines for that week

3/
what barriers are in your way which can stop you

4/
what resources and input can help you (internally & externally)

5/
what you need to carry forward, postpone or note for next week

Then display it somewhere everyone can see it.

This will help keep the home team aligned, informed and can help you measure progress, even those small ones. As its weekly, it keeps the priorities flexible.

Download

Download the sheet for free by clicking on the picture below:

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If you have a difficulty with the link, click on
https://iammichaelwatts.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/teamsteps_align-your-team.pdf.

TEAMGAUGE, check the pulse of your team’s engagement level

Proud to announce that TEAMGAUGE, my new short team survey is ready to download.

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It is designed to quickly capture the thoughts of members of your team about their role in the team. It will give you an insight in their engagement levels, their levels of motivation and their level of clarity about their role.

Use the intelligence that this gives you to develop an overall team plan as well as individual personal development plans.

Download it today.

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A SHORT SURVEY DESIGNED TO QUICKLY CAPTURE THE THOUGHTS OF MEMBERS OF YOUR TEAM ABOUT THEIR ROLE IN THE TEAM

TEAMGAUGE was inspired by combining the ideas of Jessica Tillyer, a creative director of SYPartners; Alissa Finerman, Business Coach; and Carl Taylor, The Knowledge.biz.