Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Many managers and team leaders ask me how to deal with
employees in a way that will maximize their potential,
create loyalty and respect, and cut down on high turnover
and destructive behavior in the workplace. The single most
common reason people stay or leave an organization is based
on the relationship they have with their direct supervisor.
Therefore, the key is to show a keen personal interest in
each person. Recognize everyone's uniqueness and find ways
to allow that uniqueness to be expressed at work.
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Team building and teamwork skills are critical for your
effectiveness as a manager or entrepreneur. Even if you are
not in a leadership position yet, better understanding of
teamwork can make you a more effective employee and give you
an extra edge in your office.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
"Conflict" is a word that can have varying degrees of severity, meaning, and implication for each individual or circumstance. For example, the conflict that is experienced in our current, daily lives seems insignificant in comparison to the Samurai, or those in war, who faced death on a regular basis. However, it is still important to extrapolate the significant lessons that have been derived from such severe scenarios, as these notions are still applicable in the conflict that we experience in the workplace and life today.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Recent studies have shown that industrial supervisors are working at less than 60 % of their potential. Basic management skills training is guaranteed to change all this and at such little cost.
Building and maintaining relationships The building, protecting and repairing of relationships is at the centre of all our lives. Family life is the best possible example of relationships at work. You spend almost as much time in work as you do with your family so it is not surprising that relationships are considered of fundamental importance.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005
Business is all about work and making money, so why develop the
individual who does the work and creates the money?
Teams run most businesses and teams work best if each member is
aligned with the whole group and works in a happy friendly way.
Team building has been very popular over the last ten years or so,
but wouldn't it be so much easier if we naturally lived a life in
synchrony with your team mates and your customers.
What's the Secret Ingredient That Turns Groups into Teams? Working together building and maintaining long-term team relationships is the key behaviour and skill of the most effective people in any organization.
One of the most effective ways to help your staff succeed is to provide regular, consistent coaching throughout the year. A Progress Review is a specific kind of coaching discussion, tied to the employee's Annual Objectives and Standards. It is an informal discussion in which the manager coaches the direct report to meet any unmet goals that are below target, and praises him or her for goals that are being met.
Saturday, August 6, 2005
When we ask employees what they want from the people above them, the first thing they never mention is a pay rise. It's always more coaching, more guidance, clearer goals, more constructive criticism and more recognition for achievements.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005
I'm not happy. The printer has still not been fixed and now
my chair is broken. The problem with this place is that it
is falling apart. My boss is okay but has no clue what is
going on. That new guy that started last week, who no one
bothered to introduce, has been given a job that he has no
idea how to do; why didn't they just ask me? I could have
told them that a new set of drawings have been issued so
even if he did know what he was doing the drawings he is
using are obsolete anyway. Sometimes I don't know why I
bother turning up.