If you’re spending your lunch break whining to your co-workers about how things would be different if you were in charge of the company, don’t expect anything to change. More often than not, the changes you want will come about only if you initiate them.
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Promoting your best worker into a management role doesn’t mean he’ll automatically make a great team leader. If your company doesn’t provide the right type of support to this new manager, you’re risking a huge failure.
If your new sales assistant seems intimidated by the bully in the budget office, she might be in the habit of relying on you to get the monthly sales numbers. To prevent this situation from getting out of hand, follow the advice of Marlene Chism and train your team members to solve more of their own problems.
When it comes to employee training, you must concern yourself not only with what is taught, but also with how it will be learned by your employees. After all, the best training in the world will be wasted if your employees cannot retain and apply it.
As Rob Carucci points out in his recent Forbes column, executives who steal from the company or harass subordinates are fodder for news talk shows and late-night comedy mockery. Those kinds of blunders can bring a company down, but other kinds of leader errors cause problems, too.
As a manager, you’ve probably noticed that some new reps excel at following up on leads and closing deals, while others don’t. The problem for some lower-performing reps is tied to a lack of mental toughness, in Gregg Swanson’s opinion.
In today’s business environment, your colleagues may brag that they work just fine in a multitasking environment. In truth, the quality of anyone’s work after a multitasking session probably needs a serious review. How can managers accomplish more in a workplace filled with distractions and multiple demands on their time?
As Dr. Tony Alessandra articulated so well in his November 30th blog “Foolproof Sales Training,” many organizations are turning to virtual training (i.e. simulation learning) to create a continuous learning culture.
More leaders are promoting younger people into positions that require them to supervise much older team members. If you want to avoid a hit in performance that often accompanies this kind of change, check out this advice.