How well do you know your employees? Do you get how they are wired? If you understood how they were wired, how would it impact the way they serve one another, your clients, the company as a whole? As businesses grow, you as a leader cannot do everything on your own. You must delegate to other people, which requires working with various personality types. This can be a good thing. Hopefully those who report to you have a variety of personality types that can benefit the company. The more … [Read more...] about Leadership: What’s Personality Got To Do With It?
What is it like for you when you know two of your departments are clashing? What’s it like watching the waste, turnover, and disengagement? What have you tried to do to bring unity to the company? Have you grown frustrated? Have you become resigned that it will just be that way? You are not alone. Workplace conflict across departments is common and, unfortunately, extremely costly. Often times the way leaders try to resolve these inter-departmental issues is by focusing on the present … [Read more...] about When Two Departments Collide
Is it hard for you to delegate? Does it sound like more of a chore to try and deal out tasks to others rather than to just get it done yourself? If you answered yes, your reasoning is probably valid. It would take too much time to teach someone what you already know how to do. And, what if they mess up and do the task incorrectly? Then it will take even more time to fix. While these things may be true, this isn't a healthy outlook. No matter how large or small your company is, you're … [Read more...] about Delegation Has to Start Somewhere
Do you know how your employees are doing? Don’t just say yes. Really think about it. Think about the individual coworkers that you see day-to-day, and ask yourself if you truly know how they are doing. It is important to keep up with how your employees are doing for many reasons. Think of how you feel when someone really takes the time to get to know you, and to check up on you regularly. It makes you feel valued and important, right? Maybe it increases your mood, puts a smile on your … [Read more...] about Take the Time to Know How Your Employees are Doing
Repeatedly in research, the same question is being presented: Is intelligence the determinant of achievement and success? The idea was first introduced over a century ago by a man named William James, who asked two questions: “What are the types of human abilities and, second by what diverse means do individuals unleash these abilities?” From these questions, the concept of intellect and ways of measuring it were derived. People wanted to know what makes someone smart and how you could … [Read more...] about Grit: An Indicator of Success?
A lot of times, it’s easy for managers to blame the downfalls of the company and its work environment on the fault of the employees they are managing. Their thoughts are full of ‘if only’s and ‘should have’s. “If only my employees were more motivated.” “This employee should have worked harder for a better outcome.” But what if the problem isn’t your employees? What if the root of the problem is actually you? The Manager Controls the Outcome It’s easy to play the blame game when the … [Read more...] about It’s Not You, It’s Me (And Other Management Skills)