One of the most effective communication skills a leader can have is to stay on message. I was assigned to lead an organization that had various different and largely disparate responsibilities, none of which seemed to have much in common. We were a collection of small groups, but definitely not… Read More »Effective Communication Skills: Stay on Message
Leadership communication training is a critical aspect of your leadership development and effective communication is one of the most important skills for a leader to master. Learning how to communicate is vital, but it’s just as important to be aware of what you communicate. You are always communicating so it’s vitally important… Read More »Leadership Communication Training: What Are You Communicating as a Leader?
Leadership communication is one of the leading impediments to high functioning teams. Here are six steps to improve your leadership communication. 1. Recognize that your perspective is likely different from your team members. Youâ€™re approaching the topic from a different point of view and probably have information they donâ€™t. You know… Read More »6 Steps to Better Leadership Communication
Leaders face many challenges; team members, bosses, local conditions, national and international activities. Here are two common challenges leaders face and suggested approaches you can take to deal with them.
Are you the smartest person on the team? I hope you said no. But, if you look at your whole team and say to yourself, â€œI really am smarter than all the rest of them,â€ then maybe you need to find another job.
â€œAnd hey, letâ€™s be careful out there.â€ It was the daily safety message of Sgt Phil Esterhaus, played by Michael Conrad, on the 1980â€™s police drama Hill Street Blues. It was just a TV show but Conrad played the part so well that for a moment you were in that… Read More »What’s Required For A Truly Effective Safety Program
All leaders want stars on the team and there is plenty of advice available about how to hire the “right” people. That’s great. I’m all for building the best team possible, but is selecting team members the only way to do that? My military experience provides an interesting answer. Military… Read More »Why Canâ€™t I Build a Team of Stars?
You’ve probably heard that 20% of what you do is producing 80% of the results. Or maybe someone told you that 80% of the issues you deal with come from only 20% of your people. They most likely called this the Pareto Principle. What is this Pareto Principle, where did… Read More »What is the 80/20 Rule and Why Should I Care?
Being a team player doesnâ€™t always mean agreeing with the boss or the majority. Being a team player means you are loyal to the team. As a team member that means you provide the benefit of your experience and expertise and speak up and make suggestions based on that experience and expertise.
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