I wrote this post sitting on the bank of a river. A river never stops flowing and is full of life you rarely see. To see the life beneath the surface, you need to wade out into the river and standstill.

Teams are like a river. On the surface, they can look to be flowing along, yet it isn’t easy to see what’s right below the surface.

Much like the river, try listening quietly to your team. What might be right below the surface that you’re missing? Don’t interfere, nor disrupt them. Just take in what’s happening all around you.

You might learn what’s important to the team. What motivates them, why morale is suffering, or what would inspire them.

Listening. It’s truly one of the most essential leadership skills.

You’ve got this.