It is said that you can choose your friends, but you cannot choose not your family. Similarly you can’t always choose who you are going to lead.
If you are building a team from the start, yes, you have a say. But this doesn’t mean that you get everything, or anyone, you want.
Becoming a Leader
When I took on a management role, I was chartered to lead an already existing team. I had no choice in who was going to be part of my team. In other scenarios when I was leading virtual teams, I didn’t always have a say on which team members I would be working with.
Did I always find conducive people to lead? No. At times, I had the best of the best people working with me but other times, I felt like pulling my hair.
OMG! Leading THESE types???
There could be several situations…
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