The Field Guide to Leading Teams

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People are complex creatures. People working together on teams towards a common goal is complex to the nth degree. Every team is composed of unique individuals making each team different in new and exciting ways.

Unfortunately there is no silver bullet that will auto-magically turn you into a cool, effective team lead, make your hard conversations easy, or fulfill your goals for you. That’s on you.

If you want to be an excellent leader of people, you have to make a deliberate effort and constantly tune your approach to teamwork if you want to lead a rewarding, fun, and high-performing team.

The good news is it’s worth the effort. The better news is we’ll help you get there.

Here you’ll find our collection of unfiltered patterns and stories we’ve learned the hard way through building teams on our own.

Best Practices

Many sections of this field guide also have corresponding best practices you can apply with your team or when you're using the Status Hero application. If that's the case, you'll find it in a box like this one.