“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”- Rosalynn Carter
This quote is for all the leaders out there working to inspire their team and lead them in a direction that is both positive for the company and the individual. Great leaders do not only direct, but they also have the ability to foresee how specific skills will work together.
Rosalynn Carter was the wife of Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the US, and therefore the First Lady from 1977 to 1981. But, Rosalynn Carter was a leader in her own right. While her husband was leading as president, Rosalynn was very politically active serving as Jimmy Carter’s closest adviser and sitting on the Cabinet. She was also a strong supporter for many causes in the 1970s and 1980s in America and is most well known for her advocacy in mental health research. She represented Jimmy in many meetings both domestically and internationally, with her most notable role being appointed as a diplomat to Latin America in 1977.
And her advice on leading others?
Rosalynn also believed in being tough enough to follow through with something. She said that doubt will not lead to accomplishment, and having confidence in your ability is the key to succeeding. Great team leaders in business and politics believe in their people more than their people believe in themselves. This allows leaders to push their team members to new places and prove to them that they have the confidence they need to make it happen.
Are you leading your team to do something they never thought they would accomplish?
Let us know your stories about how you have taken on new tasks because your leader believed in you! Check back for more team building quotes each week and let us know which ones motivate you.
At TeamBonding we love having the chance to help our clients give back and helping their communities. It’s even better when we can help companies focus on their corporate social responsibilities and actually have an impact instead of creating vague initiatives. Part of the fun for us is coming up with new ideas and creating new programs to continue giving back. We have a variety of programs from our Charity Bike Build and Team Teddy Rescue Bear programs, Operation Military Care to provide care packages to our troops, all the way to Paws for a Cause where you make dog beds, pull toys, or cat scratchers for animals in shelters – among so many other charitable program options!
Mention team building and you’ll see a lot of eye rolls. Mention that you’ve planned a team building event and the room will fill with groans. To a lot of people, team building feels like a corporate buzzword synonymous with forced participation, uncomfortable interaction and just a means to an end. Some think of it as purely a waste of time, taking them away from work they could be doing.
We have an exciting year of trade shows lined up! From ice sculpting demonstrations to battling with bows & arrows, our team is ready to bring the fun to these events across the country. Will you be in attendance at any of these shows?! If so, be sure to swing by our booth and say hello!
When it’s summer time, head outside to enjoy the rays and blue skies. DYI (Do it yourself) outdoor team building is a great way to learn new activities while surrounded by fun company and building strong bonds.
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects teamwork. The more collaboration your projects require the more assertive and intentional your communication should be. Every member of the team needs to take the initiative to communicate. When a team is not actively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively in order to work effectively. (more…)
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