Include People in the Process
There are times where there are no easy choices or decisions. Yet, when we collaborate with others, we can help ease the weight and also discover victories worth celebrating. Listen as Superintendent, Dr. Tim Dilg, shares how their district is accomplishing more by working together.
The High-Stakes Impact of Failing to Re-recruit
The research from this educational context is certainly transferable to any sector. In this article, we learn how a simple question could have convinced an irreplaceable employee to stay. Top performers are more likely to stick with leaders who actively re-recruit them.
Only You Can Stop It
We will have days when we face challenges, obstacles, and we may even choose to feel like the world is against us or we don't control what's happening to us. Facing up and down moments in our career is inevitable. How you choose to deal with those moments will affect your relationships, productivity, and future opportunities.
Address Employee Needs & Ideas
When an employee reveals a needed resource, barrier to a process, or an idea for improvement, leaders have the responsibility to act on that information. Following-up and following-through after conversations or receiving feedback from employees builds trust and increases engagement and productivity. For this leadership challenge, determine follow-up actions to take as the leader after each leader connection scenario.
How do you move an elephant?
Building connections with the work and people in an organization inspires team members to achieve the mission. An effective approach to guiding behavior and building meaningful connections is to recognize individuals for displaying the characteristics and actions that will move the team to success.
Strengths and temperament
The majority of people focus on fixing their weaknesses, rather than growing their strengths. In this video, Wendi Ochs tells us about her journey to strengths discovery and how leaning into our strengths and temperaments can bolster a team's performance.
Reacting too fast?
Have you ever found yourself regretting an answer, reaction, or outburst? Have you ever sent an email you wished you could get back? Learning to pause, gain a new perspective, and learn about the process can help leaders regulate their emotions, make better decisions, and respond to difficult situations in a positive way.
Trust: The Foundation for Successful Teams
As the pace of change continues to increase, the demand on individuals and teams to become more agile is higher than ever. Whether you have a mixture of new and old team members, or a completely new set of people working together, it’s critical to build trust as a team before goals can be accomplished together.
What Makes a Successful Team?
With substantial pressure on workers and teams to learn new skills, generate innovative and creative products and services, and collaborate to solve complicated problems, we are realizing a need for team members to build deeper connections and take greater risks. To accomplish this, we embrace vulnerability.