Do I have to like everyone on my team? Should all my team members like each other? The answer leads to team conflict resolution. Bad team conflict is to be expected and weâ€™ve written about it before. That conflict comes from the fact that each one of us is a unique… Read More »Team Conflict Resolution
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?
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
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.
Have you ever considered what your vision is for your team? Here’s how to define the leader’s vision.
The human body is amazing. It even comes with its own clock. This internal, or biological clock tells us when itâ€™s time to eat and sleep. It will council us that, yes there are only two episodes of Lucifer left but it really is time to go to bed. So how can you help your team memberâ€™s circadian rhythm?
This concept of, â€œfake it â€˜till you make itâ€ is very bad advice for leaders. You will get caught faking it, most likely fairly quickly, and will lose any respect your team may have for you.
I am concerned.
Because of the lack of conflict. What? There is lots of conflict.
Yes there is. But it isnâ€™t good conflict.
“How do I provide a motivational climate when all my workers are in unions and they care more about union membership?”
This question is common in leadership development workshops. It’s one of the biggest frustrations leaders have with a union shop. “I’m going to file a grievance” are words that can strike terror in even the strongest leader.
How do you evaluate a potential leader? You need to ask yourself a few questions and observe for the answers.