Tag: management

How To Get Real Results From Your Ideation Sessions

It’s become trendy in organizations for managers to gather team members for ideation sessions. Participants listen to a brief description of the issue. Then they pitch ideas on how to solve the problem or develop the product.

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.”

How To Change Bad Habits and Reach Your Leadership Goals

As you encounter people and situations on a daily basis, you develop responses. After a while, these responses become habits, some good and some bad.

Are You Screening for This Important Soft Skill?

A well-functioning team needs a mix of personalities. Each team member should also possess key soft skills.

Have You Tried These Unconventional Leadership Tactics?

Whether you’re managing a sales team or a development team, you may feel like there are times when you’re speaking the wrong language.

What To Do About The Sales Rep You Shouldn’t Have Promoted

Carter Cast has uncovered the key reasons that good people – talented, motivated, got-game people – run into trouble when they move from contributing to managerial roles. This is fascinating research, especially in the context of a sales organization where so many great reps fail to make the leap to successful managers.

How Much Are You Spending on Your Employee Recognition Program?

Your employees are probably getting called by recruiters regularly. And, they’re likely hearing about the great salaries and benefits they could be scoring at one of your competitors’ companies. How are you going to retain them?

Managers: Are You Setting A Good Soft-Skills Example?

More employers are finding that their new hires lack soft skills. Whether it’s learning to speak confidently or handling customer complaints with grace, new employees need more training and coaching.

Manage Smarter 49: Startups, Smarts and Managing to Success

A self-proclaimed CEO and janitor, Drew Rhodes became the cofounder of Aletheia Digital with his two partners in April of 2017. Prior to joining Aletheia Digital, Drew worked at Sagamore Hill Broadcasting as its Regional Director where he successfully directed the station group including two start up television stations in Lake Charles, LA and Watertown, NY. In episode 49, we discuss: the differences between managing a startup vs an established, corporate entity; ways to get higher engagement among managers, your team within the startup environment; and managing for a ‘lean and mean’ work environment.

Have You Set A Goldilocks Point For Your Team?

You and your team members probably think that technology is helping you multitask and work more efficiently, but that’s not always the case. Have you ever wondered if there is a Goldilocks point – a perfect balance between being always connected and working alone?

Is The Top Candidate for Your Leadership Position a Narcissist?

Narcissist CEOs are often admired. That doesn’t mean your company culture will benefit if you hire a leader with narcissist tendencies.

Do You Possess the Management Trait Employees Value Most?

Many management studies these days have us believing that employees will beeline for the exit if the boss forgets to ask how their child or puppy is doing. News flash. The latest research from Stanford Graduate School of Business shows employees have another priority.

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