Welcome Friend!  This is a blog specifically targeted to you, the Team Leader, to enable joy in work in your team.  Being a Team Lead of a project in your company or community is a funny position to be in…You aren’t the Boss, but you have authority.  The people working on the team do not have to give you 100% (because they report to someone else) AND you need them to for the team to succeed.  Ooof.

The goal of this blog is to equip and encourage you for the journey.  You and your teams are workhorses of progress.  Most new products/services started because of a cross-functional team.  Everyone wants innovation, and these teams and team leaders make it happen.  My goal here is to help you, the Team Leader, build a team that wants to work together and therefore will create that new thing.

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The Team Leader's Checklist for an Engaged Team

My name is Amanda (Hello!), and I am the author of this blog, The Leader’s Ship.  I am always working to provide solid team leadership wisdom, especially for people like you who are creating value for the world on project teams.  If these blog topics are interesting to you, check out the free resources for subscribers.  You will get access to a checklist to get you rolling on building team engagement! (Hint: it looks like this –>)

You can always reach out at blog@enthusaprove.com.  I’d love to talk leadership with you!

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