Do you want to increase the collaboration on your team? You’ve got great people, you’ve invested in them, and yet their performance, both individually and as a team, could be a lot better. Instead of seeking out each other as a support, they keep information and ideas to themselves. They don’t help each other. Meetings are boring and fail to produce results. Keep reading because there is hope!
For the Leader in You
You want a better culture, but how do you make it happen? You tried a culture-change initiative and it didn’t work. Or, you’ve heard others who have and complained about the results, or lack thereof. Either way, you’re struggling with what to do next, because what you’re doing now isn’t working. The culture isn’t changing and you’re tired of losing your best people.
There’s a lot of pressure in hiring the right person for your team. Deciding on a new employee based on a short interview and a few pieces of paper doesn’t always cut it. You need to know what to look out for. Seasoned HR professionals have done this countless of times, and we’ll be sharing some of their insights below. This article will provide five tips for leaders and managers going through the process of hiring the right person for their team.
Do you need to sell your services but feel a little smarmy even thinking about it? Do you struggle with what to say to prospective clients who you meet for the first time? I promise, it’s not that hard! Even the shyest of people can learn how to engage prospective clients and employers through conversation. Read on to learn five simple steps to not only becoming a sought-after, trusted advisor, but to actually securing new and exciting opportunities.
You know you have to network, but you dread it. You despise the idea of “working the room” and, if you’re going to invest time, you want to see results. You need to both increase your comfort level and success. But how?
You are great at what you do! So great, in fact, that you’ve been promoted to manage your former peers (the subject of an upcoming blog post). There’s just one problem: You are overwhelmed because you are doing your old job in addition to managing others. And you are concerned because, if you’re being truly honest with yourself, you realize that you are the bottleneck and actually getting in the way. Where are those additional hours in the day?! How will you learn the necessary management skills?!
You lead a team… or do you? You have this unsettling feeling that you could be getting more out of your team, but you struggle with how. You tell them you want their input, but you lead staff meetings by doing most of the talking—or the talking is merely reporting out, not solving problems. That, and most of the good ideas are yours.
Individually, each of your team members is fantastic. They are smart, hardworking, and committed to excellence. But something isn’t right. And that something happens when they’re in a room together. They don’t seem to relate to each other and you’re not sure why. You just know that it’s affecting the team’s ability to deliver, and that worries you.
Have you noticed how some people—some leaders—always seem well-rested even though you know they work harder than most? They never break a sweat and nothing seems to faze them. They handle stressful situations with equanimity and never seem out of control. They are more resilient and less reactive. Since caffeine can’t solve all problems, the real question is: how can you improve your ability to renew?