This post is inspired from Simon Sinek's talk. For those who do not want to see the whole talk, I have summarized my perspective to make it easy.
What is the biological process that aids leadership. Any emotion that we feel is due to the release of a hormone. Recognizing the hormones pertinent to team work and leadership are so important in ensuring that we are growing the right morale in our teams.
For every team, you need 4 hormones.
1. Endorphins : The hormone of endurance. Endorphin masks pain and helps us overcome obstacles. The kind of hormone your body releases in a gym
2. Dopamine: The targeting hormone. Dopamine is released when you visualize a goal and move towards it.
3. Seretonin : The hormone of community. Serotonin is released when common success is reached thus improving the spirit of trust and team spirit.
4. Oxytocin: This is the hormone of love. This is the hormone released when you hug a friend or a pet.
The hormones are self explanatory but the key idea is to start thinking of leadership in terms of these four factors
2. Goal Setting
It's important to give the team a vision, build the endurance to go after that vision, develop trust within the teams and foster love for team members.