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Five Tips to Being an Effective Performance Coach

By Susan Cullen on Thu, Mar 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

If you have agreed to act as performance coach for someone who is working on his or her performance development, support this person any way you can. Outlined below are several ways to be an effective performance coach.
 

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Keys for Adapting Your Behavioral Style to Others

By Susan Cullen on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Earlier this week, I wrote a blog article entitled “Know your Style to Get Ahead. It discussed the 4 different behavioral styles. In case you missed it, you can read that article here.  I’d like to build on that article now and share some tips for applying behavioral style knowledge to advance your career.

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What are the Interpersonal Skills You Need at Work?

By Susan Cullen on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

A lot has been said about the importance of interpersonal skills.  But just what are they, and which ones are most important?  Daniel Goleman states that "Emotional Intelligence" is even more of a contributor to business success than IQ.  In his groundbreaking book Working with Emotional Intelligence, he says "On average, close to 90 percent of success in leadership was attributable to emotional intelligence".  Goleman defines Emotional Intelligence as having these four competencies:

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Top 5 Challenges to Leadership Team Development

By Susan Cullen on Sun, Mar 04, 2018 @ 09:09 AM

Effective leadership is invaluable to a company and its employees. Strong leaders increase employee engagement and productivity, while reducing turnover rates and fueling cultures of innovation.

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5 Deadly Sins of Bad Meetings

By Susan Cullen on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 @ 07:40 AM

Do you feel frustrated because your meetings are a waste of time?  Does it ever feel that nothing gets accomplished and you are spinning your wheels?  There are 5 symptoms of bad meetings that can really impact your team.  They are:

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5 Habits of Highly Unproductive People

By Susan Cullen on Thu, Mar 01, 2018 @ 08:15 AM

One of the biggest challenges many of us face is the difficulty of managing individual priorities when working with other team members. In past articles, the Quantum Learning team has shared effective strategies for both leaders and team members on time management and avoiding a constant state of Crisis. Since we’ve shared tips on how to manage time properly, we thought we would also share a list of indicators or habits that may raise some red flags. Here are our 5 Habits of Highly Unproductive People:

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Enhancing Accountability on a Team

By Susan Cullen on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 03:44 PM

Accountability at work means being held accountable for your actions, not pointing the finger at others when something goes wrong.  If something needs to be done, whether it is your responsibility or not, it's important to not wait for direction to take action.  Take the initiative and as Nike says "Just Do It!" Leaders need specific Interpersonal Leadership Skills to help create a culture that encourages and engaged accountable workforce.

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4 Indicators That it’s Time to Provide Leadership Training

By Susan Cullen on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 01:30 PM

As a business professional, you may be under the impression that your business is running like a “well-oiled machine” and supervisors are up to par on everything they need to effectively manage team members. On the flip-side, many people in a leadership position also know that it takes a special skillset to lead others effectively.  Most new managers actually feel very ill-equipped in their role as a new supervisor. Aside from these managers and supervisors stepping forward to request further training, there may be other telling factors within your company that indicate that it is time to consider options for advanced fundamental leadership training. Here are a few:

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Why Leadership Training is Critical

By Susan Cullen on Wed, Feb 21, 2018 @ 08:20 AM

Many people believe that only top level executives benefit from leadership training, but in reality, anyone who is going to lead a group or supervise another person can profit from training. Leadership training can help bring out the best in team members, particularly when leadership roles need to change within the team as the project progresses.

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Leadership Training - 5 Functional Skills Effective Managers Need to Lead Their People

By Susan Cullen on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

What are the primary functional skills needed for managers and supervisors to lead their people effectively?  Our experience, after working with thousands of managers and supervisors, has shown that there are a core group of skills most managers need if they are going to excel in their role.  These all involve key functions managers must demonstrate regularly, while bringing out the best in their people. 

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