Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 20, 2012
In several of my recent team building and leadership development programs, I've noticed a tension between accountability and micromanagement.
On one hand the leader believes he is holding his team members accountable, and on the other hand team members see the leader as micromanaging.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 19, 2012
Submitted by Sal Silvester on October 4, 2012
What is the purpose of this webinar?
The purpose of this webinar is to provide a demonstration of the newest approach to communication and team training using DiSC as a foundation. This webinar will focus on the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile.
The Everything DiSC programs are training programs that help people understand themselves and others with the goal of creating effective working relationships and improving communication.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on September 13, 2012
Would you work for you?
This is such a powerful question that keeps coming up for me, and one that I ask clients as I consult with them on team and leadership development engagements.
Would you work for you?
If you turned the table and considered what it would be like to work for you...
Submitted by Sal Silvester on September 10, 2012
Our destination was the summit of the Grand Teton in Teton National Park, WY. At 13,775 feet above sea level, we'd have a 5,000 foot hike over 7 miles and then 2,200 feet of technical rock.
We took a day to hike in. Then we got an alpine start on the Petzoldt Ridge, an exposed 800 foot rock route leading to a more moderate 1,200 feet on the Upper Exum Ridge. Almost 14 hours later we were back at our camp.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on September 5, 2012
The most effective teams have a consistent focus on both structure and relationships. They know that being strong in both areas is critical to maximizing their potential.
By structure I mean that the right components are in place - I call these the cultural building blocks of a team - that enable team success. For example, purpose is clear, communication strategy supports the team's purpose, and norms drive a common and collective way of working together.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on August 23, 2012
The DiSC Profile is a behavioral style profile developed by Inscape Publishing. The profile is designed to help people understand their differening approaches to work so that ultimately an organization can be more successful. We use DiSC within our team and leadership development programs to help clients:
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 31, 2012
Effective delegators know that a one-size fits all approach to delegation isn't very effective. The best leaders adapt how they delegate based on their team members' level of competency and confidence. Here is a simple chart that we use in our leadership development and executive coaching programs in Denver and Boulder, Colorado to show the Directing, Coaching, and Empowering delegation styles.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 24, 2012
Reflecting back on my days in the Army, there are two moments that are most memorable for me. The first was an award ceremony where several soldiers, including myself, were recognized at the end of an almost year-long deployment in Turkey. The second was my graduation from Ranger School.
Submitted by Sal Silvester on July 18, 2012
This week we lost an incredible man who made a rich and meaningful contribution to the field of leadership development, and, more importantly, to the lives of many people. Stephen R. Covey will be missed.
In dedication to him, I thought I would share my favorite of his "7 Habits" - Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind.