Category: Coaching+Goal Setting Tips

Managers: Are You Avoiding Talking to Your Employees?

You’ve got strengths and weaknesses – things you like working on and things you’d like to never have to do again. If one of the tasks you find yourself avoiding is talking with your team members, you’ll have to address this problem.

How to Avoid Hiring a Nightmare Employee

Have you heard the one about how human behavior relates to results of Pavlov’s study on salivation in dogs? A physiologist, Pavlov realized that he could train dogs to salivate whenever he entered a room, regardless of whether he came bearing food.

Will Your Company Culture Support Strategic Change?

Paul Leinwand and Matthias Bäumler, in an article posted on Harvard Business Review, contend that very few executives follow their announced strategic changes with detailed execution plans to make sure their organizations achieve their goals. 

Are Your Training Programs Helping Middle Managers?

In many organizations, training for middle managers is nonexistent. Ignoring skill development for these employees comes at a huge cost, warns Dana Theus, president and CEO of InPower Coaching.

Collaboration: When Is It OK to Say No?

Collaboration. The practice is celebrated. The practice is credited with the development of exciting new products. And, collaboration is criticized for chewing up the time of key contributors.

Are Your Top Performers Reluctant About Management Roles?

As we near the end of 2017, is your organization thinking about enhancing its learning and development programs to better prepare new managers for their roles? If your company is like most, the commitment to talent development is huge.

Are You Controlling Too Many Decisions in Your Organization?

Leaders know they are ultimately responsible for decisions made by people in their organizations. But no leader should be involved in every decision that must be made.

Do You Know How to Keep Your Team Motivated?

Do your team members feel like they’re drowning under the weight of the workload that keeps getting tossed their way? In high-stress situations, your people can start to burn out.

Are Your Team Members Operating in an Information Vacuum?

Have you detected trouble on your team lately? Are people arguing instead of focusing on work? The root of the problem may be that your people are operating in an information vacuum.

Should You Be Offering Opportunity Instead of Promotion?

Are too many of your employees locked into the mindset that equates promotion with career advancement? If you don’t manage these expectations properly, you’ll disappoint your employees and create organizational dysfunction.

How to Stop Slackers From Dragging Down Your Team

Teamwork. What could be more rewarding to your employees than being assigned to work on a big project that includes multiple workers from different departments? Unfortunately, not everybody comes to a project with the intent and energy that you, as a manager, envisions.

Sales Managers Need to Stop Solving Their Reps’ Problems

A sales director contacted me to talk about an issue he’d noticed with his sales managers. “I was sorting my emails one morning and I saw that all the ones about problems with our accounts were originating from the sales managers, not the reps.”

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