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.
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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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”