Submitted by Sal Silvester on May 4, 2010
I recently wrote a three-part series on reluctant new managers. One cause of reluctance that I wrote about was due to a fear of losing control (which often leads to a reluctance to delegate, hand over responsibilities, etc.).
I recently came across an article called When Teams Work Best by Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson and within their article they deal with a similar issue head on. And I quote: "The best way to manage your personal control needs as team leader is to demonstrate behaviors that share control.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on April 28, 2010
Maximizing Team Effectiveness Audio Program
This program is designed for small teams or businesses who want to take their team to the next level, but don’t have the budget for a significant training initiative. The program includes:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on April 26, 2010
Does your team suffer from:
- A lack of focus
- Hoarding resources within silos
- Marginalizing people in the work place
- A patchwork approach to hiring
- Little to no focus on training and growth
Then join me for my upcoming webinar this Wednesday from 12:00 - 12:45 mountain time on The 5 Costliest Mistakes Teams Make, and learn how to overcome these issues and accelerate team development.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on April 21, 2010
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 28th; 12:00 - 12:45 mountain standard time
Are your teams struggling and as a result costing your organization millions each year due to poor performance and low productivity, misaligned resources, and high levels of employee disengagement and turnover?
Does your team miss out on business opportunities as members engage in endless conflict, revisit decisions over and over again, and hoard resources within their silos?
Well, it doesn't have to be that way.
Join Sal Silvester for this 45 minute webinar and explore:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on April 13, 2010
Recession depression is definitely impacting your people.
What is recession depression?
It is fatigue. It is low morale due to the way that people have been treated over the past year. It is the "doing more with less" that seems endless after a year or more of having to do more with less.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on April 6, 2010
One of the most frustrating experiences people can have in the workplace is when there are unspoken expectations between a team member and a manager.
In a typical employment situation, certain expectations, such as salary, hours, and job duties, are clearly understood by both employer and employee. Other expectations, however, are so intimately linked to an individual’s concept of work that they often go unspoken or unacknowledged.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on March 23, 2010
What’s your role in your organization? Who are your customers – internal and external?
A common mistake that I see too many people making is that they think their role means that everyone else in the organization should revolve around them.
Take for example a Human Resource Professional, a Communications Manager, and a Sales person.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on March 16, 2010
I am on my 6th iphone. Yup, number 6.
The problem is that the phone does everything really well, except make phone calls.
And that's a issue for me, since I spend an enormous amount of time on the phone with my clients.
Last week was the last straw. So, as I had done five times in the past, I made an appointment with a Genius at the Apple store and filed my complaint.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on February 24, 2010
The Dream Manager is a quick read and very inspirational. Get some great ideas on how you can create remarkable results by helping your employees fulfill their dreams. Heck, if it's possible to reduce attrition at a Janitorial Services Company, in can happen in any company.
Check it out for some good ideas.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on December 2, 2009
One of the quickest ways to crush an employee's morale is by surprising her with feedback during the annual review that she never received during the performance year. I see this over and over and over again.
Difficult conversations are difficult because they are uncomfortable for most people. But, there are techniques that you can learn to provide feedback in a way that will help an employee improve without coming across as marginalizing.