Coaching your team well is a hallmark of leadership excellence. As a leader, you are responsible for equipping your people to think differently, meet great challenges, and ultimately succeed. However, their success will be a hollow victory if they never take ownership of their own development.
Leadership lessons from Dallas Seavey, 4 time Iditarod Champion.
There are many parallels between leading a dog sled team and managing a workplace team. Jerry Baker shares lessons from Dallas Seavey, 4 time Iditarod winner.
Research shows that people tend to quit their bosses, not their job. According to Gallup polls, managers almost single-handedly make or break employee engagement levels. Oftentimes we think that we have to make big monetary investments to show our employees that we value and appreciate them, but investing in your people in ways that speak to their intrinsic motivation pays bigger dividends.
At some point over the past few years, I realized that great visions aren’t developed, they are discovered. People don’t just come up with a great vision. This is true for individuals as well as teams. I realized that, for the most part, individuals and leaders of groups say they want others to buy in to their vision. After hearing this over and over, it dawned on me that, in many cases, that’s what they get. However, it isn’t necessarily what they want.
Trust might be one of those touchy-feely emotions that takes a back seat in the headlines to things like risk-taking and creativity.
The best way to remove a band-aid is to quickly rip it off which produces a sharp, short pain. Then you are done – the memory quickly fading. Slowly removing a band aid in order to minimize the pain never works. It only stretches out the process which is more traumatizing.
Google famously allows employees to devote 20 percent of their workweek to pursuing their own creative projects and endeavors.
A good team and excellent teamwork are critical to creating a successful result, in any endeavor. We have all been part of a team, and we may be trying to build one. I know I learned a lot in managing, leading others and building a team by just watching others. More often than not it […]
You could argue that every business is about relationships to a certain extent.
Small-business owners are the heart and soul of their enterprises.
Bosses come in all shapes and sizes. There are good ones and then there are the not so good ones. At some point we have all dealt with a bad boss, but did you know that prolonged exposure to bad boss conflict is actually detrimental to your health?