The most effective and productive leaders of team-related ventures have a chemistry or charisma with their team. It begins with trust. Trust begins with honesty and a vision for the team. The leader casts a vision and the foot soldiers carry out the plan. Communication is critical to the process.
It is important the leader conveys his vision clearly and thoroughly to his lieutenants who will then make sure all team members have a clear view of the destination. Along the journey there will be twists and turns and ups and downs. The leader has to continually update the team with any adjustments in the course along the journey. He must be sure to reiterate that the destination is the same.
Although his top assistants will have the most contact with team members, the leader or head coach in professional football will meet regularly with the team to reinforce his vision and the steps necessary to reach the top. All teams and organizations will suffer setbacks, bumps in the road, injuries and all sorts of adversity and distraction. Those leaders that can convince their team they are temporary and every setback has a lesson to be learned have the greatest success.
I have seen the leaders who are on a mission to convince the team members and organization of their own greatness. These are the pseudo leaders looking for more money, notoriety, brand building and power to satisfy their egos.
The authentic leader on the other hand because of the honesty, caring, common goal, chemistry, charisma and clarity of the vision convinces the team of their greatness. These are the leaders of Champions.