At Credence Innovations, we set aggressive goals for our team and our company. Our leaders know that in order to achieve our objectives, they have to share information with us. This means making sure each team member understands what the current company goals are and what their role is in the execution. This can also mean sharing with the team what’s going on in the business.
Leaders often struggle with the idea of sharing problems and vulnerabilities. Certainly, there is a possibility they could have more problems by doing so, but the benefits far outweigh the risks. Sharing problems with your team means you have several minds working on finding creative solutions and a shared understanding of what’s needed to succeed.
Allowing team members to try new ideas and fail is another way leaders at Credence Innovations encourage success. People need to know that they are responsible for their projects and are relied on by the entire company. Failure can be hard in the short term, but in the long term, they can learn from their failures and have much greater success.
The leaders at Credence Innovations understand that failure and vulnerability are tough, but through learning, sharing, and working together to solve problems, a stronger and more successful team is formed. Leadership requires long-term vision and a focus on how to achieve strategic goals.