Category: Leadership Development

Goal-Setting

How to Coach your Team to Success

You’re the manager and you have some big goals that your team needs to achieve. Whether it’s exceeding your monthly sales targets, rolling out a new product, improving customer satisfaction ratings, or all of the above, you know that your job is to coach your team members to reach the goal. Follow these steps to

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Leadership Development

Leadership Style and Results – What’s the Connection?

Have you ever considered the way that different leadership styles can impact the results in your team or organization? Leading people is a complex and ever-changing challenge, so it’s great to know that there are some well-researched and sound principles to follow in order to be a really effective leader. Several years ago, when preparing

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Goal-Setting

How to Manage Your Own Professional Development

Continuous learning is essential for effective leadership Are you one of those managers who is always looking out for your team, helping them develop, encouraging them to build their skills, while putting your own development needs on the back burner? Or do you seek out professional development opportunities for yourself as a break, a perk,

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Leadership training
Employee Retention

5 Compelling Reasons to Cultivate a Positive Workplace Culture

A positive workplace culture has a positive effect on the bottom line I clearly remember one of my colleagues early in my career. Her name was Julie, and she was the Factory Manager at a clothing company where I worked as Manager of Quality Control. I remember Julie’s corner office always being full of the

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Career Development

Is Staff Development Draining Your Time?

These 5 red flags will tell you when it’s time to shift your focus As a manager, your time is at a premium. One of your most important responsibilities is to develop your team members – but when you’re juggling  so many priorities, how do you find enough time to do this properly? If you

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What ROI can I expect from Executive Coaching?

Executive Coaching brings many benefits, both tangible and intangible The best way to justify the return on investment for executive coaching is by identifying specific challenges that your organization wishes to address with coaching. Then we can set specific goals and ways to measure progress throughout the coaching process. That way, measurement and results are

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Emotional Intelligence

Personality Assessments for Team and Individual Effectiveness

How can personality assessments help leaders – and others – to work together with greater impact? I’ve been using personality assessments for many years, to help individuals and groups understand themselves and others better. I’ve found that a sound, well-researched assessment tool enables leaders – and others – to work together with greater impact. Understanding

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Leadership Development

Professional Development – Why it Matters

How to be among the top 30% of leaders Do you remember the first time you participated in a leadership development program? I do. When I was in my first leadership role at work, in my early 20’s, I attended an incredible event called the Saturday Development Seminar for Women. As an inexperienced manager, wanting

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Leadership Development

Launching a New Initiative – the keys to success

How to meet the challenge of leading a new initiative at work You’ve been given an opportunity to head up the launch of a new initiative at work – what’s your reaction? Excitement, enthusiasm, perhaps tinged with a bit of apprehension? Maybe you hesitate, wondering if you’re up to the challenge. It does take courage,

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