Team unity, team spirit, title dreams

Team unity, team spirit, title dreams. UEFA EURO 2024, the group stage is coming to an end and the play-offs begin.

As a leader, you may be hearing the following question right now, which relates to your area of responsibility:
2️⃣ “When you look at your team: What are you satisfied with and what would you like to change?”

The nice thing about the question, I think, is first of all the term “team”. Because it already addresses what is important to me personally. I would like to have a team, a team and not a collection of individual performers.

Each player in the team has his role and his strengths and his weaknesses. I can live well with that, because I know her. It is important that the interaction is right. And that’s my job, to make sure that it works. Like Julian Nagelsmann with the national team or like a conductor with his orchestra.

I am then satisfied,
✳️ if disciplined and strong will are practiced.
✳️ Then, when detected dissonances are resolved together
✳️ and then when the performance is in view and not the backward-looking blame when something has gone wrong.

Mistakes can and will happen. Also to me. That’s human. I, as a manager, want to create an atmosphere where you can feel safe to take a risk and want to play a solo, even if you are still quite nervous beforehand. A good error culture is just part of it.

And change? This happens situationally, adapted to the events that flood us from outside. Or when I realize that a change of strategy is necessary. In this case, there will be major changes. But don’t worry, all employees are taken on board from the very beginning.

➡️ And with you? What does your team line-up look like?

Thanks Martina Frahn for the question and the inspiration for this article, see

I am Bernd Scharbert and my task as a mentor and companion of executives is to pass on my experience after more than 30 years of leadership experience in the corporate world. If you are interested, please feel free to follow me at LinkedIn, #prepare4landing or contact me directly.

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