If your folks are making their numbers and completing projects on time, you might think your leadership strategy should go on auto pilot. That would be a mistake, says Bruce Court.
Category: Leadership + Management
It might start as a petty squabble about the best day to release a regular report. Before you know it, two of your valued employees aren’t talking to each other. What’s your next step?
Michael Tracy is the co-author of the worldwide best-selling book “Unlimited Sales Success.” As the Founder of Sales Journey, Michael has recruited, trained, managed and motivated many top sales forces to help them achieve millions in sales results. In episode 08, Michael discusses why selling for time is a critical step and why implementing it in teams is better leadership; flat vs hierarchical org structures – which is better for millennials?; and how his approach varies from that of his famous father, Brian Tracy.
Developing leaders in an organization is vital to its success. But identifying potential leaders is not always easy. Looks can sometimes be deceiving.
Nobody likes to believe they waste four hours on a daily basis. But, it happens. If you want to develop a culture of increased productivity, you’ll need to lead by example and through recognition.
Shane Murphy is a workforce optimization expert and an evangelist of an organizational strategy he calls “Team-led Team.” Most recently, Shane used this concept to elevate an auto parts software team’s performance to unprecedented levels. In episode 07, we discuss this merits of this concept, concerns some skeptics may have and how managers can get out of the weeds by loosening their grip. Shane is an ardent Liverpool supporter, so we also draw parallels between team management in the “beautiful game” and business.
If you are blessed with outstanding employees on your team, you probably also have a few C employees. I’m not talking C-suite material. Here, I’m focusing on the employees who never quite seem to get the job done.
Is the new service you just introduced to the market a big hit? Congratulations. Now, all you have to do is maintain company culture as you grow. Here are a few suggestions.
Being a good role model and acknowledging success builds employee trust and loyalty. But, the constant positive feedback won’t do much for employees who need to focus on specific aspects of personal style if they want to get ahead.
Merrick Rosenberg is the CEO of Take Flight Learning and author of the book “The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does.” In episode 06, we discuss why the most successful managers are the most flexible and most adaptable – especially when it comes to communication, how managers tend to create an environment in which they thrive, rather than their team members, and a new way to train employees on DISC assessments that everyone will understand.
Even among teams that have worked together for years, there’s room to build trust between team members and their leader. For teams that have recently undergone a fundamental change – such as absorbing new members from other teams, or resizing to a smaller team – re-forming and rebuilding trust are absolutely critical.