Despite the undeniable impact of sound leadership on the success of any organisation, there remains an apparent lack of understanding when it comes to the specific core competencies every leader ought to prioritise while carrying out their professional responsibilities. To be clear, this does not mean these leaders are wholly unfit or ineffective; instead, it only indicates that these professionals have not yet maximised their own potential or the potential of the organisation they are charged with leading.[Continue Reading …]
Team engagement is more than just a buzzword. Companies large and small have learned the value of engaging employees and what they mean to both the profitability and longevity of the company.
Millions of dollars are spent every year to discover ways to keep employees engaged. Part of their budget is spent on discovering and retaining team leaders who are successful in engaging team members. Gallup recently released new research that discovered that “disengaged” employees offer the greatest opportunity for businesses to improve their performance and profitability.
That’s where you come in!
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One of the myths about coaching that I still meet regularly is that coaching is soft and just about “personal stuff”. The people with this misconception will typically dismiss coaching as something that is a distraction from delivering business results.
In his guest post, Jan Bowen-Nielsen dispels this myth.
As a manager, every now and then there’s no way around it — you have to introduce change. And after years in web startups, I’m still amazed by how resistant people can be to even the slightest of changes; replace your site’s font, and you’re bound to get as many as dozens of complaints from users who liked the old font better.
If you’ve ever worked with other people you’ll know that many groups never reach their full potential. They get stuck. They go round in circles. They never transform into a team.
Ask yourself this: Has your team reached its full potential? If not, read on and discover some of the “secrets” to improving team performance.