When leaders address the staff as part of the team, investment grows.
But when leaders address the staff as followers, investment wanes.
The same is true for educators. When we address families, students, colleagues, and community members as part of the team, contribution and collaboration abound.
Team talk is inclusive, transparent, consistent, and welcoming. Team talk knows that no one has all the answers and no one is without important insight and ideas.
I will think more about this as I help to develop and contribute to teams online and off.