Leadership in the 21st Century requires a fresh approach to gaining the engagement & buy-in of the people who make up our organisations. The ‘job-for-life’ culture of the 20th has now gone, and innovative approaches to leading teams are required – asking, rather than telling staff what to do – using a coaching approach helps people think creatively, helps us to do more with less, strengthens relationships and helps us manage organisational transformations.
Four conversations to build your team leadership The Nation One key role of the successful leader is to develop others. The quality of your leadership is thus counted from the number of leaders, rather than the...
Goals! Managers love setting them. Employees (hopefully) want to achieve them. And for good reason. A well-constructed and thoughtfully considered goal can be extremely motivating and rewarding. It’s no surprise, then, that they are a staple of any modern day manager’s motivational toolkit. Want to focus your organization on winning new business? Then set the sales team a goal for the number of outbound calls made, business development meetings arranged, and trade show contacts followed up on. Need to increase your company’s customer satisfaction ratings? Then set a target for the time it takes associates to answer calls and for supervisors to resolve complaints, and tally the number of testimonials gained from delighted customers… you get the idea.
HBR Study shows Recognition and a sense of progress drive motivation. Recognition is tough to do daily and consistently across a team. How many people do you know got recognized for something you did and didn't. Sense of purpose can apply across all... at your next team meeting ask each person to share what they got done last week and what they will accomplish this week. Recognize and motivate them from there.
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The ability to actually develop people over time is one of the most significant differences between leaders and managers. Managers have the mindset to do the best they can with the people they have, while leaders learn how to take the people they have and make them better. Most experienced leaders and coaches know that the best way to begin to influence people’s perceptions of themselves is to affirm their talents and value gradually and very persistently. Most people are not used to another person looking at them and actually seeing more talent and more upside than everyone else perceives. This is exactly what exceptional leaders do.
70% of Americans blame leadership crisis as a factor in the national economic decline. Considered against this puzzling situation – where the demand for leadership skills is on the rise and leadership development programs often fail to deliver [...]
The data is out there Employees prefer happiness, as Gallup’s 2013
They value positive social interactions with their bosses, undue pressure increases stress not performance....and hinders bonding in the workplace which leads to engagement which drives high performance ... welcome to 21st century Off the Bench Leading
Martin Baker shares best practice from the Toolkit for Managers. Managing employees in different locations is an increasingly common challenge. These tips will help you support your remote team members.
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Jerry Busone's insight:
Get asked this all the time...here's a good approach to leading virtually
When was the last time you took a positive decision to take a good look at your organisation? We’re not talking here about changing a job title in response to the latest government missive on pay or restructuring a department in the light of technology developments. Changes of that nature go on all the time in organisations but they are reactive rather than creative. What we are thinking of here is deliberately taking time out to have a good hard look at the organisation and its culture.