Know your team to lead your team.
Have you ever worked at a place where you felt like just a cog in the machine? Where your voice didn’t matter and upper management wouldn’t give you the time of day?
That kind of work situation isn’t fun and it really doesn’t ensure longevity. I mentioned appreciation in my last post because it really can’t be stressed enough.
APPRECIATION = DEDICATION.
Those in a leadership role have a lot of responsibilities, one of the most important is employees.
In the fast paced working world, it is important to stop and take a moment to show your employees your human side. If you can schedule some time for an activity like a lunch outing, a one-to-one meeting as opposed to an e-mail, or maybe a walk outside, employees are sure to take notice.
TeamBonding events are perfect for getting quality time with the team too. It doubles as an opportunity to see how your employees function within their peer group at work and also evaluate them on critical skills needed for their positions.
The greatest danger a team faces isn’t that it won’t become successful, but that it will, and then cease to improve. –Mark Sanborn
Once you are able to see someone’s strengths and weaknesses, you can come to a better understanding of how to help them continually improve. Taking the initiative and engaging with employees on a personal level is a really powerful tool to keep them inspired more receptive to change and growth.
Need some ideas? Go check out 5 Team Building activities that help you get to know your team to learn more! Winning over your team doesn’t have to be hard, it just takes the proper techniques.
What unique ways have you found to engage with your employees on a personal level?
With Hurricane Florence on the horizon, we’ve outlined 5 steps to keep your employees safe and supported during a natural disaster. In the wake of a crisis, your staff is left dealing with the physical and emotional aftermath into the future. The way you and your team prepare and react to the crisis will have a profound impact on all facets of your business.
Be the Best Version of You that You Always Dreamed to Be. Fear—an all-too-familiar emotion that tends to visit people during their most critically important moments. It triggers a response in people that is commonly known as a “fight or flight” response whether to stay and confront the situation or to leave the situation due to feeling unsafe. Most people can identify with the latter. This is due to a complex process that occurs in the brain. Within the temporal lobes of the brain, there exists the amygdala, which serves as the key brain element that controls the reception and processing of negative emotions.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you’re looking forward to holiday celebrations and enjoying the company of others. Did you know that legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck?
Team building: It is a very common term that is often discussed in many organizations today as a means of trying to get employees to accomplish common goals. Although the term itself may have developed a more negative meaning over recent years, Forbes Magazine says, “Team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration.” In order for this to happen, you have to be innovative when coming up with team building activities. Try to think past the often used group picnic idea, and implement team building practices that will allow employees and coworkers to use their strengths to bring better, long-term value to your business as a whole.
So, what makes a good team?
“A gossip is someone with a great sense of rumor” -Unknown
Happy employees are the most productive. We’ve heard them say this a thousand times already. In any business structure, happiness is fundamental in maintaining a smooth flowing operation. Happiness should be the core of your company culture. Put your employees’ interest first, and you’ll be surprised how they will take care of you and the business.
Throughout history many leaders have inspired us to change the world from Gandhi to Alexander the Great. These particular leaders didn’t leave a mark by just hanging out. They led by taking action, inspiring people to follow them.
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