Category: Planning/Goal Setting for Managers

Manage Smarter 61: Learning from Past Management Mistakes

Tabitha Laser is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in organizational culture in companies such as BP, 3M, and CH2Mis and others. Her upcoming book, Organization Culture Killers, addresses how to build a path that tomorrow’s leaders can follow in order to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors. In this episode, we discuss how to build a path tomorrow’s leaders can use to avoid mistakes of predecessors and how managers should analyze what happened prior to taking over.

How To Raise Team Performance After You Hire That Rock Star

If you want to do your company a favor, start interviewing people who are more talented than you. “Hire people that might be a threat to you because it will raise everybody’s game.”

Managers: Here’s What Your Sales Department Needs in 2019

The sales-tech market will likely experience huge consolidation this year. As you consider which platform to purchase, don’t lose sight of the important of developing your reps and delivering value to your clients.

Seven Myths of Effective Teams

There is a surprising amount of misinformation and assumptions out there about effective teamwork and creating and maintaining an effective team. Leaders who believe these myths can actually hamper team cohesion.

How To Manage High-Performing Teams

Will Pemble, at GoalBoss.com, has been there and done that. He explained how managing high-performing teams works in our recent Manage Smarter podcast with him.

Have You Asked Your Employees What They Want To Get Better At?

You might be inclined to think that once an employee’s performing well at a job, you should leave well enough alone. Wrong! Your employees are counting on you to help them develop goals.

Do Your Employees Dare to Raise a White Flag on You?

If you’re still locked into the mindset of giving your employees annual performance appraisals, you’re involved in malpractice. That’s the wisdom shared by Wally Hauck, PhD.

Manage Smarter 43: Goal Setting – Rethink It!

Will Pemble is founder and CEO of Goal Boss, an executive coaching certification and leadership consulting firm. In this episode, we discuss: why most managers fail goal setting for employees, analyzing team performance in sections with custom goal setting for each group and what to say in interviewing job candidates to set goal setting expectations.

Are You Using Agile Practices to Develop Your Employees?

Are you finding that your well-thought-out business plans for the year aren’t keeping up with the times? If what you thought was going to be a key issue for your company has changed twice this year, welcome to the new world of commerce.

Understand the Stages of Team Development

There are four main stages that most teams go through: from forming the team, to growing the team, to becoming a well-oiled machine. I like to call these stages of team development The Four Stages of Team Matriculation

Are You Delegating Enough Tasks?

As a manager, one of your most crucial tasks is to develop your employees. Part of that development means delegating responsibilities.

How to Improve Your C-suite Teamwork

Managers spend time and effort reinforcing the teamwork message to employees. Isn’t it time for corporate leaders to apply the teamwork concept to themselves?

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