As managers, we know it’s important to listen to what our team members tell us. We also know it can be hard to get people to open up about what they are thinking.
Category: Listening Tips for Managers
There’s no better time to challenge your team to think creatively than the start of a new calendar year. You may be facing the challenge of designing a new product or rolling out a new service that increases sales by 20% by year-end.
We’re entering the season of Thanksgiving, a time of year when we remind ourselves to be grateful. You can also show your employees that there is more that unites than divides you.
Employees often take their behavioral cues in the workplace from their managers. If you’ve been in the habit of shutting down dissenters, your attitude is a great disservice to your team and your company.
Jennifer Gluckow, founder of Sales in A New York Minute, knows a thing or two about sales. She’s also a first-rate manager with plenty of street cred.
My way or the highway. That is the motto of many old-school leaders who are focused on getting the job done. Failure to encourage questions could indicate negative leadership traits.
One boss I had years ago faced a big challenge. He needed to connect with the buildings and grounds employees he’d just been assigned to supervise. How was he going to understand those grievances if he spent most work days buttoned up in meetings in the executive wing? Simple.
Are you still having trouble listening to your employees? Maybe the problem is you don’t get the true purpose of listening.
Is one of your team members in your office again? Is this the same team member who has been complaining about the same issue for months?
Few leaders have been able to truly connect with and inspire people the way Bill Clinton does. How exactly does he pull this off?