We have all been there – trapped in a meeting that extends past the stated end time. Often, the offenders in these meetings are senior executives who get excited about an idea that has come up
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Have you detected trouble on your team lately? Are people arguing instead of focusing on work? The root of the problem may be that your people are operating in an information vacuum.
The last thing you want is for everyone on your team to automatically agree with every idea you propose. Could they be holding back on what they really think because they fear disagreeing with you? If that’s the case, you may need to work on your leadership style.
Not every meeting will go as planned. The way you handle a client or partner outburst during a meeting will impact the long-term relationship and impact your reputation as a manager.
Are meetings taking over your life, and maybe the lives of your team members as well? As a leader, it’s worth asking how so many meetings managed to sneak onto your calendar and whether you can do anything about it.
As a sales manager, you might have one or more reps who are struggling to make their numbers. Colleen Francis, writing for the Salesforce.com blog, says the best managers use specific tactics to optimize rep performance. Here are the secrets.
If people are always skipping your meetings or trying to reschedule them, maybe you’re choosing to hold them at the wrong time.
If you feel your weekly one-on-one meetings are falling into a rut of reviewing the same old topics, it may be time to change things up. Kevin Eikenberry recently discussed team member meetings in a blog post and encouraged readers to take the initiative to make improvements.
Managers know well that an effectively functioning team can make a huge difference to the bottom line. On the other hand, a dysfunctional team can result in ‘squandered’ work time at a cost of $15.5 million for the average large company.
While you might be tempted to dodge them, meetings are an essential part of organizational health. Leaders can also use meetings as an opportunity to create “a quality experience for each participant,” per Paul Axtell’s suggestion.
Few issues can send your team’s productivity into a downward spiral faster than petty squabbling. Of course, these folks should know better. Since they don’t, it will be up to you, the manager, to take action.
Hiring the right sales rep to join your team is harder than it’s ever been. Keeping good reps is proving to be equally difficult.