Leadership teamwork and success are vital to any business to keep its employees and employers. Interestingly the SAS has operated under these guidelines.
- Clarity of Mission
- Clarity of Goals
- Clarity of Communication
- Value of Purpose
- Familiarity with Team Members
- Leadership Teamwork and Success
The business party had started and the rest of the group were outside enjoying a drink in the evening air. There was an uncanny disturbance when a firebomb was thrown into the crowd inside had an explosion of unexpected blood sweat and tears. Immediately there was an outburst as screaming patrons ran for the doors while those on fire burned to death. There was then a signal from the host who asked his colleague to take charge of the situation – this person was an SAS off duty soldier took charge of the whole situation with military precision. Leadership teamwork and success had an amazing effect to control and organise the scene which could have been a worse disaster with his colleagues.
Martin Murphy says “The SAS consider communication one of, if not the most important skill. It’s the same in business. Communication is essential and as the NLP presupposition goes,‘The value of your communication is the response you get back’.
Clarity of Mission: When working with clients ask several questions around the subjects of purpose, mission and strategy. We’ve generally found, as Harvard Business Review did recently, that around 70% of employees are not aware of the strategy.
In order for a team to reach its potential, they must have clarity on shared goals and purpose. With clarity comes a back-stop as a place of reference. Where individual members within a group can ask themselves “Is this action going to move the organisation closer to the target or further away?” Leadership teamwork and success.
Familiarity counts: Deep understanding comes from being close and supportive to other team members. This leads to higher performance. Strong relationships form in the Special Forces and it’s a bond that will often last a lifetime.”