In engaging your team the first question you must ask yourself is what you want your team to accomplish. Sometimes making a simple academic distinction helps to focus this issue. Do you want your team to be primarily concerned with implementation? Or, do you want your team to be creative and innovative?
The challenge is to find the balance point. If you lead your team too tightly, you run the risk of creating insularity and inflexibility. If you lead your team too loosely, the team can fall into the trap of perpetual creativity, but accomplish nothing. Your objective as the team leader is not to swing too hard at either extreme.
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