Changes In Leadership Styles – Step 3: Pumped-Up Tires

Changes In Leadership Styles – Step 3: Pumped-Up Tires

Step Three – Pumped-Up Tires By Stephen Hanman – Collaborative Companion The Collaborative Wheel (see Step Two – Implementing the Wheel) is now moving forward, with the manager leading from a place of direction, pointing the team in the right direction, but not having to provide all the drive to keep the wheel rolling. The one-to-one connections (see Step One – Connecting the Spokes) are developing strongly, and with every example of collaborative action the morale of the team grows. Each time their collaborative endeavours are a success, it pumps their Collaborative Wheel’s tyres a little more, allowing them to roll faster and faster. This group of colleagues is now becoming a High Performance Team, working more efficiently, meeting and beating deadlines, and enjoying themselves whilst doing it. The manager now moves into the final stage of the Collaborative Leadership Style. The manager now encourages a dynamic and shared leadership style, leaving the center of the circle open for the expert in the field to step into and share their knowledge. The manager is now creating a system of leadership where expertise outranks rank. The manager moves in and out of the center of the circle, stepping out into the circle with everyone and facilitating the expert taking the step into the center when his or her expertise is required. This requires a lot of trust from the manager, allowing themselves to become a part of their team and remaining confident that the communication throughout the team is strong enough to keep their team moving in the right direction. Occasionally, the team may get off course, and it is...