As members of teams, we all have a role with Inspiring Commitment – defined as a function of two things: clarity and buy-in. (Patrick Lencioni “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable“)
From The Five Behaviours of a Cohesive Team™, here are five ways to inspire commitment within your team:
- Ensure the team is clear about its priorities.
- Make the effort to periodically review and revise commitments.
- End meetings with clear and specific resolutions.
- Understand that “commitment” does not mean consensus.
- Give everyone the opportunity to be and feel heard.
With inspiring commitment in mind, knowing that clarity and buy-in are critical:
- What’s your answer to “I feel ready to commit when ___________________.”
And what can you do to….
- Be more clear about the team’s overall direction and priorities?
- End discussions with clear and specific resolutions and calls to action?
- Leave meetings more confident that everyone is committed to the decisions agreed upon?
- Support group decisions more, even if you initially disagreed?
Here’s to inspiring commitment for yourself and your team.