Ghost-Hunting Team Leaders
This section is developed specifically for the leaders of ghost-hunting teams. Ghost-hunting groups should have qualified, effective team leadership. The leadership role can be a singular or shared role, but it is important to distinguish between group leaders and team members. Team leaders have taken on the responsibility of guidance, instruction and the direction of the group. The leaders are solely responsible for the key successes and failures of the group. The burden to achieve results falls on the leadership.
Here are some recommendations and techniques for building and maintaining a strong functioning ghost-hunting team.
- Create Smart Goals: Define objectives that team members want to rally around achieving. This gives the group a purpose and direction.
- Lead by Example: Incorporate positive attitudes and practices. You will not only improve your team’s results, but also begin to fashion yourself into the kind of person that others will follow and emulate.
- Lead with Passion and be Authentic: Be excited about your work and do not try to be someone you are not. People can spot a phony.
- Listen: Have a strong ear for what the team is saying. Trust that the group knows what it needs to grow.
- Educate and Mentor: Educate the membership to help them see issues in ways they never imagined. Use simple concepts to help them understand complicated ones. Build on shared experiences and knowledge. Assist fellow colleagues when there is a need and be available to your membership.
- Introduce and Manage New Members: It is important to team up new members with experienced members. Eliminate the fears of new members by showing them that the membership is friendly and that the team works together to achieve goals. Team up with other ghost hunting-groups that share common interests when possible.
- Empower Members: Acknowledge a team member’s good deeds and positive actions to the entire group. Encourage the membership to acknowledge each other. Provide advancing responsibilities for members that show good work ethic and wish to take on the extra responsibilities.
- Create a Respectful Environment: Encourage an atmosphere where members are treated with fairness, respect and dignity.
- Ask for Feedback: A leader should not be afraid to ask the team, “How am I doing?”
- Remove Disruptive Members: Do not be afraid to excommunicate members who create a negative environment or have disruptive influences. Removing negative personalities will strengthen the group.
The goal of a team leader should be purpose and passion. Promote your team with the genuine belief that your membership can accomplish its goals. Demonstrate the strong values that will make your group smarter and more skilled. A ghost-hunting team will benefit and flourish under the right leadership with the help of experienced members.