In this short leadership session, real estate agency consultant, Gary Pittard, talks about what it takes to turn a group of individuals into a team.
To do so, the leader must have a good relationship with team members and their spouses. This occurs over time through care, the gift of the leader’s time, and through support at the individual level.
The old real estate joke, “Here’s your desk, here’s your phone, good luck – you’re on your own” is no joke in some offices. ‘Sink or swim’ is the hard way to begin a career, but in many offices it’s a sad fact of life.
Never allow your team members to sink or swim. Care enough about them to help them grow into their roles and to achieve their goals. Be their trainer and coach. Then focus on the team.