How To Lead A Team With Confidence In 3 Steps

 How To Lead A Team

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How To Lead A Team With Confidence in 3 Steps

I did start by calling this article “How to lead a team with confidence in 3 ‘easy steps’ then I realised that it is only easy for me now because I have practised this approach for a number of years. It is worth remembering what is easy to you has most likely been learned over a number of years. What I do know is that when you apply these 3 principles consistently leadership does become easier. You might also like this article: It is so obvious why don’t they just do it? 

Investing in your own leadership training and development is an iterative process and an on going journey.

Step 1: Clarity, focus and understanding

There is no getting away from the fact that taking time to listen to yourself to gain clarity, focus and understanding makes it much easier for you to communicate to your team.The more clarity and focus you have the more confident you will be when you are communicating with your team.

How clear are you right now about what you would like to have happen?

Can you articulate it in a way others will understand?

Or do you fall into the common trap of be able to clearly explain what you don’t want rather than what you ‘do’ want.

How clear are you about what you expect from the team?

Step 2: Unravel the assumptions and misconceptions that can hold your communications back

It took me a while to recognise just how often I made assumptions.

Two questions that really helps me question assumptions and judgement is:

How do I know that?

What do I hear and see that informs me of that?

Step 3: Develop Resources and skills to work at your best with others

It is all too easy to have our thoughts and conversations consumed by what is not working. Learning to focus your mind on what is happening when it does work or imagining what it would be like if it were at its best, can give you access to resources you need to work at your best more of the time. For example rather than saying I need to be more organised, take a moment and recognise what is happening when you are organised or when organised is at it’s best that’s like what?

Personal development task:

Can I invite you to be curious about:

What would you like to have happen in the next 90 days/12 months and or 5 years?

What would be happening if you were leading and working at your best?

How do you need to be, to be leading like that?

How to Lead a Team

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About the Author

How to lead a team with confidence

Sheryl Andrews, Founder of Step by Step Listening and designer of the The Power Group Model is a mum of a blended family of 5 children and is well known for her fast speaking and highly motivational passion to help others achieve. She is also no stranger to challenging conversations, lapses in self belief and an overwhelming sense of not being enough. On the outside to everyone else you might have thought all was okay but how she was feeling inside was often a different story. Sheryl found it difficult to speak up and have her needs met as well as that of her clients, her team and her family. Learning how to improve her listening skills and how to create peer support without peer pressure was vital to improving her performance and happiness. Today Sheryl shares with you her own 10 step strategy that empowers her to work, learn and live at her best more of the time. Sheryl has a big open heart and will do everything she can to create a leaning environment that is safe for you to develop the resources you need to be the best version of you that you can be. You will feel heard, understood and valued. Sheryl will believe in you even when you don’t and will encourage you to notice and celebrate what makes you unique and of value.

Would you like:


  • Clarity, focus and direction
  • To unravel what is holding you back
  • To Develop resources to be the best you, that you can be
  • Plan your next best step with confidence


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