You might be ready to work with the team but is the team ready to work with you?
Look for these 6 important qualities to determine if the team is really ready. If several of these qualities are absent, watch out! They may not be in a space to do what’s necessary to change.
Here’s what to look for before you agree to work with them:
1. Does The Team Have a Gap?
- They have a compelling goal that’s bigger than they can immediately accomplish.
- They believe in the goal.
- They are able to “stand up and be counted”.
- Realize non-linear results are best.
2. Is The Team Naturally Willing?
- To listen, absorb and respond to the influence of the team coach.
- To make substantial changes. To apply themselves.
- To take intelligent risks.
3. Is The Team Ready?
- Has the resources, space, time, money and opportunities to actually move quickly on something.
- Has ideas and wants and is ready to start realizing these.
4. Is There a High “Havingness” Level?
- The team who is not blocked or who can get unblocked quickly about having and keeping more.
- The team who won’t sabotage their success (team member self-esteem is strong and healthy).
5. Can They Work Well With a Team Coach?
- The team is not egocentric. Team members grant power and permission to the team coach.
- Willing to surrender, but not succumb; also willing to say no and make their own decisions.
- Able to collaborate vs. resist or impress; able to share the credit for success.
6. Is The Team Willing To Make Substantial Changes?
- Sometimes the team coach suggests the team make big, big, big changes.
- The team needs to make at least some of these changes without fighting the team coach.
- The team must be willing to reprioritize, placing their integrity first.