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.
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.”
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.
A well-functioning team needs a mix of personalities. Each team member should also possess key soft skills.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Narcissist CEOs are often admired. That doesn’t mean your company culture will benefit if you hire a leader with narcissist tendencies.