Depending upon the situation, understanding different leadership styles will help teams manage projects efficiently. Here at TeamBonding, we emphasize leadership styles as an important aspect of running any successful business. We recently partnered with the Belbin program.
This program is a self-assessment that your employees take that asks them to evaluate themselves as leaders, followed by three to four observers who give their perspectives. Ultimately, your employees will receive a full report from Belbin detailing their individual results. This program is an insightful way in which you can not only have a discussion within your own organization about leadership, but it will also help you work better as a team!
Belbin Leadership style archetypes can be seen demonstrated within various organizations including the New England Patriots.
“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile.”- Vincent Lombardi
Plant: Josh McDaniel
Josh McDaniel is the Offensive Coordinator of the New England Patriots. He must constantly evolve his in-game strategy based off of the defense. He is a risk taker.
Resource Investigator: Martellus Bennett
As a leading part of the offense, Martellus Bennett is constantly searching for new ways he can contribute to the team. Bennett works hand in hand with McDaniel’s, actively researching and generating new routes to run. He is a future-oriented individual. Bennett was extremely outgoing both on and off the field this year and used his personality to develop contacts to further his personal brand.
Coordinator: Robert Kraft
As principal owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft oversees the organization. Kraft is constantly coordinating the organization make sure that everyone is on task and assigns various projects to people within the organization. Kraft’s ultimate goal is to work towards aligning the organization with the overall mission they want to accomplish.
Shaper: Tom Brady
As Quarterback of the New England Patriots, Tom Brady’s main goal is to shape the offense. Brady is a decisive person who thrives under pressure. He is the catalyst of the team that gets the job done when it is needed to be done. He is a go-getter. Brady also has the inner drive and courage to overcome any obstacle, all while continuing to thrive under pressure and challenging the status quo.
Monitor Evaluator: Bill Belichick
As the Head Coach of New England Patriots Bill Belichick, he has a very strategic oriented mindset. In some ways, he sees the team members as chess pieces, each member plays a strategic role in the team’s success.
Team Worker: Julian Edelman
Julian Edelman is a Wide Receiver on the New England Patriots. Edelman has been on the team for 8 years so he has an in-depth understanding of the organization. He works on and off the field to encourage team spirit and as well as open and honest communication.
Implementer: Dante Scarnecchia
As an implementer, Dante Scarnecchia the Offensive Line coach is a realistic and pragmatic person, who emphasize structure and order. He is a part of the backbone of the team who ensures that the offensive line protects Tom Brady.
Specialist: Stephen Gostkowski
As the primary Kicker for the New England Patriots Stephen Gostkowski specializes in field goal kicking. He is an expert in his field and provides in-depth knowledge that will allow the team to succeed.
Completer Finisher: Ernie Adams
Ernie Adams is a part of the New England Patriots as a Football Research Director. Adams is a detail oriented person who maintains high standards. Adams sees issues within a group and quickly moves towards stepping into areas that require more attention. He is constantly assisting the team with generating new talent.
What kind of leader are you?
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes from history offer immeasurable inspirational leadership advice. Great leaders and activists from history highlight what our country and world has been through and remind us how we can change it.
There’s no question that it takes great leadership skills to build strong teams! A strong team needs an even stronger leader who isn’t afraid to take on many difficult challenges. As a leader, your job is to mold your team into an efficient group of people who can work well together and work well in their individual roles. You must possess people skills because it’s all about knowing just exactly who you’re working with. It’s important to know what makes people tick and how you can help them to achieve company goals. These six steps will help you get you the keys to keys to team success the right path to becoming an esteemed, strong and successful team leader!
Encouraging creativity is important. The prevailing opinion is that creativity in the workplace is a good thing. Most experts will agree on this. However, sometimes it does feel a little impractical. When faced with a huge list of repetitive daily tasks for yourself and your team to accomplish, it can be hard to remember why encouraging creativity is important.
One of the most crucial factors in the success of your business is how well your team works together. Corporate team building can be an effective and transformative strategy for helping business executives and their employees to feel more invested in their careers and each other.
How to embrace team collaboration? For an organization to run smoothly and meet its goals, it is important to foster a work environment that supports collaboration amongst colleagues. Unfortunately for most organizations, this does not occur naturally, and thus you must make an effort and take steps to help build and sustain a cooperative work environment.
TeamBonding is re-defining the world of company culture. We know that the key to company growth and positive company organizational culture is to invest in your team through team building. In our 25+ years of experience, it’s not surprising that it’s in our nature, which is ultimately what has defined our success. The Founder, David Goldstein has been actively building his team for years, so it’s no secret he’s got the best team! Not only does David plan activities for his team to enjoy, but he also began a whole engagement committee to toss around ideas for his team to do… and the sky is the limit.
The corporate world is experiencing a massive shift. A new generation is entering the workforce, many are retiring, and the formula for leadership is being re-invented. Dictatorships are giving way to collective organizational vision creation. Our titles, age, or departmental role do not define us. Focus is shifting from individual acceleration to purpose-driven teamwork. (more…)
How to become an impactful leader: Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action and inspiring people to follow them.
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