No matter the size of a company, if it doesn’t have leadership that is well trained it is doomed to fail. Leaders from upper and mid-management must be able to guide, address, and help grow the workforce needed to take on the challenges that lay ahead for the organization. Even though the evidence is quite clear, most companies forgo proper leadership training for mid-level management. This is counterintuitive as mid-level managers are the leaders who need it the most.
You've noticed that your managers are in need of training to help make themselves and their teams even better. Your only problem is getting the budget approved.
How proper training makes better leaders
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.