When we spoke about succeeding in your transition to leadership, we said that as a leader you can compare leadership problems to the problems faced by a craftsman who has many tools at his disposal. That statement becomes even truer as you work with a group of people to help them become a team that achieves a high degree of success.
If you have ever watched craftsmen work on a project, you may have noticed that they always seem to know just the right tool to pull out of their toolbox and how to apply it for greatest effect. They always know which tool to use because they know two things:
How to identify the problem they want to solve
Which tool will work for the particular problem
Throughout this ...