Do You Know the Dreams of Your Team?

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Do you know what your team members dream of? Here’s a clue: it’s not about you. In fact, it’s probably got nothing to do with your organization. If it does – great! Either way, do you really know?

Another question: can you really be serving your team if you don’t know their dreams?

If you don’t know their dreams, I do not suggest you send an email to the organization asking them to define their dreams for you! A big meeting probably won’t work either. In fact, asking them outright isn’t the solution at all. This is something that will take a little time. But it’s entirely doable.

In your next one-on-one session, ask the team member about their last weekend – or the one coming up. Did they do anything exciting or new? What about their plans for their next day off? If you include this small talk – earnestly – on a recurring basis, you will discover their dreams.

And knowing the dreams of your team will help you be a better servant leader.

Question: What are the dreams of your team?


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Ben Lichtenwalner

Ben Lichtenwalner is the founder and principal of Modern Servant Leader and Radiant Forest, LLC. He has studied and promoted servant leadership awareness and adoption for over 20 years. He is the author of 2 leadership books and has 2 decades of corporate management and leadership experience. His corporate experience spans CIO, VP, Director, and many management roles at Fortune 500, INC 500, and Nonprofits. Ben’s education includes a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Penn State University and an MBA from Lehigh University. Ben's Full Profile Here: About Ben Lichtenwalner

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