I have spent a lot of time contemplating the diversity of recommendations to strengthen and support teams. My conclusion is that the team is only as good as its weakest link.

Team leadership is not about empowerment as we once thought. Moreover, it is to educate and make wise those we lead. If there’s an empowerment philosophy and those we empower have the consciousness of a frog and intelligence of a mosquito, we empower danger.

Consciousness is a big word. It has so much attached to it and so many hippies use it to describe their “green” philosophies. As if consciousness and conservation are one and the same topic. Far from it, consciousness is not founded in opinions.

I’d like to enable a more healthy approach to team leadership in which education becomes the primary focus of the leader. Not only product based education but self-leadership education which bans words that include blame and victim. It’s impossible to lead a person who doesn’t want to be at work and from years of coaching Canadians, I can say, at least in that country in the public service, 99% fit the “don’t want to be at work category.”

Then there’s the “harmony at work” community who also can’t be led. They will only dance to a flute that plays their song, at the volume they like, in the time they like with the music they like. Team leadership in these circumstances is impossible.

Finally, an un-inspired person usually makes the most noise in any group. They go up and down like a honeymoon penis. It’s a sad comparison but that’s the best I can do.

Education – I believe, is the core of team leadership and what we educate people about must stand the test of time. Unlike short fast results with high volume interventions, I believe in the longer term nature based self-leadership, one that lasts a lifetime.

And, finally, my motto:

Coach em up or out.

Christopher Walker

About the Author Chris Walker

Uniquely Australian, highly intuitive and inspired, Chris Walker is on the forefront of radical personal development and change that inspires people to find purpose and to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. His methods are dynamic, and direct. His work is gifted, heart-opening and inspirational. The process Chris embraces can be confrontational, but if you are prepared to “step out” the personal power that this knowledge gives you is without doubt life changing and truly inspiring. Chris’s purpose is to open hearts and to stop the hurt. His work comes from his heart and is a truly magnificent gift for anyone ready to receive it. Chris shows people how to bring spirit into their life and keep it there. His sensitivity and empathy to others is his gift. The most powerful thing that we can do with our lives is to be on purpose, and live with the knowledge of spirit. Chris helps you discover this, that which is already yours, and through his work, you will find the courage and love to honour your-self and follow your heart. Chris brings his work to individuals and businesses. He believes for business success, you first need to create personal success, and this happens when your business and the people within it are on purpose. Chris Walker is an author, a speaker and a truly inspirational individual who has been fortunate enough in this life to find and live his truth.
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