How to lead a great team

Congratulations on your new job!  Now the adventure begins. When you start a new job one of your first things on the “to do list” is to create a great team.   Becoming the new leader of an existing team can be challenging and involves gaining the respect and trust of those around you.  Trust is the key.  A team is not a group of people that work together, it is a group of people that trust each other.  Before a boss begins telling people what they need to do, the first step needs to be to make a connection with each person so that they want to be part of your team.  Connections with others build trust. Try this exercise.  Meet with each key person on your team and find out what they need to be successful at their job.  Sit down in a neutral, quiet place with no desks between you and ask these three simple questions: What do you like about your job?  What do you dislike about your job? and How can I help you?  As a leader your number one priority should be to make things better for others.  Naturally in long term care that is always the goal with patients, but that extends to staff as well.  Find ways to help others get ahead