According to a 2003 Leadership Quarterly study, research shows that rallying the whole team behind a shared vision is more effective than connecting with team members individually. Great leaders understand that inspiring and motivating means bringing people together to tackle a common purpose.

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Reflect on how to get your team on the same page

Learning how to get your team on the same page is fundamental in developing and honing your leadership skills. Start by simply taking a moment to reflect.

Should you only round up your team when something is going wrong?

Exercises to help get your team on the same page

Now, it's time to put your reflection into action. Finding opportunities to implement your leadership skills can allow you to get your team on the same page.

  • Dedicate checkpoints for everyone to meet in-person or virtually throughout a project. Share collective wins to inspire your team and keep the momentum going.
  • Go the extra mile and celebrate individual team members at your next meeting. Take the time to share a kudos about a specific person for their contribution.  
  • Replace “I” statements with “we” statements. Instead of saying, “I worked on these two features for the launch.” Consider: “We collaborated on two usability features for the product launch.”

Additional resources to get your team on the same page

How to manage your team through change
Leading your team through change–whether it’s new leadership, a reorganization, a merger or acquisition–can be extremely daunting. Here’s how to do it.
How To Influence Your People To Rally Around A Common Cause
John Eades has some good ideas on how to make the most with your team.
How Customers Can Rally Your Troops
End users can energize your workforce far better than your managers can.

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