Traditional leaders are trained to be task-oriented. You manage, assign, track, and follow up on tasks, but this approach sucks the life out of your team members. It creates an atmosphere of drudgery, boredom, and monotony. Employees react by checking their brain at the door, waiting for orders, and doing the bare minimum.
Posts Tagged ‘management’
As a business owner, you might not realize you’re making these mistakes as a manager.
Selling is an art which has to be carefully, gently mastered and it is different for every type of product or service.
If your small business has an agenda for aggressive growth, here are 6 creative and cost-effective ways of increasing productivity.
As a leadership coach I consistently am asked to help improve manager performance with managers in a variety of businesses.
Every now and then, a children’s story catches my attention in an unexpected way. Recently I was reading Aesop’s The Sun and the Wind.
Consider the global business community today, and ask yourself: who is the most courageous leader out there? I would vote for Sergio Marchionne, the Fiat-Chrysler CEO.
A recent Business Week article discussed the many challenging problems of Sprint Nextel, a distant #3 player in the U.S. […]
As you work to “motivate smarter” seek to diagnose, assess, and understand employee talents, values, and behaviors; and then develop your motivational structures as suggested above to assist your employees to become more authentic.
Having a great idea or spotting an acquisition bargain is a long way from getting a business out of the zero zone and into profits though. Some folk get so fired up about their new idea that they forget to check the limiting factors. This post looks at some of the classic mistakes that start-up enthusiasts are making at the moment.