Tag Archives: leadership

5 Reasons Team Members Don’t Play Well — and How to Fix It!

As leaders, we rely so much on teams to accomplish the myriad of things that must be done. For some of our folks, team work comes naturally and they thrill at the challenge of using their skills and creativity in … Continue reading

Posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership, Productivity, Supervisor Skills, Team Building | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Employee Engagement: How to Help Employees Be Accountable

One of the biggest complaints I hear from managers and leaders is that employees will not take initiative or be accountable for the things that are theirs to do. One of the biggest complaints I hear during employee focus groups … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Supervisor Skills, Training Tools | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Developing Wisdom as a Leader: A Self-Directed Activity to be Extraordinary!

Catch Yourself … There’s an old management leadership book called the One Minute Manager, by Ken Blanchard. The key principle in the book encourages leaders to catch a person doing something right every day, and say something positive to reinforce … Continue reading

Posted in Employee Engagement, Leadership, Supervisor Skills, The Extraordinary You, Training Tools | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

7 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

We all experience different kinds of fears: fear of failure; fear of rejection; fear of looking dumb; fear of change; fear of the unknown. I googled fear, and found a legitimate list of actual researched phobias: there were 530 listed, … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Leadership, Productivity, Supervisor Skills, The Extraordinary You, Training Tools, Work & Life Enrichment | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TeamProv™ — A Great Way to Guarantee Powerful Teamwork, Engage Employees, and Generate Great Ideas

 Are the folks on your teams experiencing any of the following characteristics? Frustrated with change and ambiguity Stuck in ruts of “the way we’ve always done it” Strangled in poor communication and unclear roles Boxed in and unable to discover … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Productivity, Team Building, The Extraordinary You, Training Tools, Work & Life Enrichment | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Empower People by Giving Thanks … Every Day!

When asked to write a composition entitled, “What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving,” one little boy summed it up quickly. He wrote, “I am thankful that I’m not a turkey.”  If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Work & Life Enrichment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trick or Treat Management: How to Jump Start Innovation

Trick or Treat: That time-honored tradition of dressing up in a special costume so no one can recognize you, then going from door-to-door challenging the homeowner to give you a treat or receive a trick. (I remember back in the … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Productivity, Supervisor Skills | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment