Tag: team building

Leadership Development

The Art of Running Online Meetings

Are you suddenly leading a remote team? Today is Thursday, March 19th, 2020 – and the topic I had planned for my monthly blog post somehow seems less relevant and important than it did a few days ago when I started writing it. Here in Ontario, and around the world, we’re learning about the importance

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Communication

Taking a Proactive Approach to “People Issues”

Try this three-step approach to deal with the challenges of managing people What’s the most challenging part of your job as a manager? What takes the majority of your time? Data management and completing reports? Achieving sales and productivity targets? Rolling out new programs/products/services? Dealing with people problems? If you opted for the last one,

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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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Employee Engagement

Motivate and Inspire Your Team with these 11 Tips

Your “Motivate and Inspire Action Plan” As a manager, there’s an art to engaging your staff, motivating them to do their best work and inspiring a genuine commitment to the team and to the workplace. The truth is there’s no “one size fits all” solution because there are so many variables – from the different

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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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Employee Motivation

Do You Lead By Example?

5 Reasons Why You Need to Adjust Your Leadership Style Do you lead by example? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Many senior leaders – with an abundance of passion, and a drive to succeed – set the pace in their organizations, demonstrating their commitment to the mission, their strong work ethic, their high

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Leadership Development

A Behind The Scenes Look at Curriculum Design

You’ve no doubt attended many workshops, seminars and classes – both formally and informally, in-person and online. Have you ever given thought to how these learning experiences are designed and created? If so, this post is for you – I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at my curriculum development process.

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Employee Motivation

Top Tips for Motivating Your Team

What motivates people at work? This question has been asked for decades, and the web is full of articles with top-10 lists and research findings. This is a subject that’s essential to me in my work training and coaching leaders as motivating staff is a key challenge that managers face on a daily basis. In

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