How to Fire Someone “We need to restructure your team, so find some reasons we can let go of 2 people as underperformers.” While this is not word for word accurate, I know some managers that were recently given this message. “The business is underperforming, so it is time to trim the fat. We don’t... Continue Reading →
Don't overthink employee recognition. The best ways to recognize your employees is by doing 2 simple things: positive feedback and public recognition.
What is Strengths Based Leadership? It is the way to tap into every leaders unique strengths and ways they can contribute to their team’s / organization’s success.
All teams progress through 5 stages of team effectiveness: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, & Adjourning. The fifth step is the Adjourning stage.
All teams progress through 5 stages of team effectiveness: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, & Adjourning. The fourth step is the Performing stage.
All teams progress through 5 stages of team effectiveness: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, & Adjourning. The third step is the Norming stage.
All teams progress through 5 stages of team effectiveness: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, & Adjourning. The second step is the Storming stage.
All teams progress through 5 stages of team effectiveness: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, & Adjourning. The first step is the Forming stage.
Respect for one another is the foundation of every high performing team. Here are 3 questions that will Build Respect within your team.
COVID-19 is making it impossible to have frequent in person interactions. Here are ways you can build relationships and trust while social distancing.
Interruptions kill your ability to focus, and working from home due to COVID 19 is full of interruptions. Here is how to stop interruptions and focus.
5 Tips on How to Work From Home Due to the Coronavirus, more and more companies are starting to recommend their employees work from home. And while this may be a temporary situation, working from home is becoming more and more popular. A 2019 Gallup survey found that 43% of Americans work from home occasionally,... Continue Reading →
When making New Year's Resolutions, we recommend that you ask yourself questions regarding 7 different aspects of your life.
98% of people have felt admitted that they have felt shy at one point or another. That means almost everyone you know feels shy in certain times and situations. Imagine what you could do with your social life or your career if you didn’t let even a little bit of shyness slow you down.
If your calendar looks like mine, there is just no time to sit in all your meetings and do all the work that is expected of you. Obviously one solution is just to say ‘No’ to more meetings, but having fewer meetings might not be possible for your situation. If you cannot say ‘No’ or delegate your meetings, then you can still save your precious time by improving the effectiveness of your meetings. And I’ve found that the best way to hold effective meetings is stop having ad hoc meetings, and instead prepare for your meetings by asking these 5 questions.
In this article we will introduce the 5 conflict mindsets, and how you can use these mindsets to manage your conflicts in a more positive and professional manner. In the end, the goal of this article is for you to manage a conflict as painlessly as possible so that both parties are stronger, wiser, and able to move on.
A successful team is built off strong relationships, and there is no way you can succeed if your colleagues do not trust each other. Build your trust by how you relate to people (sensitive trust) and by having a proven track record (sensible trust). You can also improve your trust by pulling the different leavers of the trust equation. Without the trust of your team you will not succeed.
We all know them, we’ve all worked with them, and they are a part of every job. They are the colleagues who are really challenging to work with. Just being miserable while you wait for them to quit or be fired is not an option. Take ownership for trying to make you relationship better. Because if you don’t do it, no one will do it for you.
The 10 beliefs of Google, how we can learn from them, and how we can apply the mindset to other industries.
Why we should all think like the Founder of a company: Imagine you are the owner of a bakery. How would you feel if a competing bakery opened up across the street from you? Would you feel happy about the new competition? Most likely you’d be incredibly frustrated and stressed. The other bakery will be… Continue Reading →
3 Conversations: The first time I led I team I made a lot of mistakes. I didn’t prioritize my team. I felt like by delegating power to them, and giving them space I was empowering them. The truth was I was ignoring them. The problem wasn’t the daily tasks, because they were fine with my… Continue Reading →
Free is never free: Imagine you walk into a store, and a workers approachs you. They say “Congratulations, we are doing a special promotion and you won. You can either choose a free $10 gift certificate, or you can spend $7 right now and receive a $20 gift certificate.” As you read this scenario, what… Continue Reading →
4 LIES That Leaders Tell Themselves Managing people is tough. I should know. Not only have I been building leadership development programs for over a decade, I myself have gone through my own management difficulties. And for the first 3 years of being a people manager, I really failed at it. If I am honest… Continue Reading →
Happiness isn’t just an abstract concept we feel. There are scientific foundations for our happiness, and that means there are things we can do every day to be happier.
Company Takeover: Obtaining power is something a lot of people desire, but few people actively study how power dynamics work in an organization. I have found this topic fascinating through my career, and these 5 books have transformed how I ‘play the game’. But be warned, these books are not for the faint of heart…. Continue Reading →