Many people believe that conflict is unhealthy and in reality the opposite is true. The main secret is that the conflict must be directed towards the issues and not at individuals or their personalities. When conflict gets to the point of needing resolution I like the acronym RESPECT. RELATED: 5 Habits of Highly Effective Conflict Resolvers R - Review the … [Read more...] about How Healthy Conflict Can Keep Your Team on Course
We are almost at the point where will have four distinct generations in the workforce at one time. Jason is an entry level manager/leader and he was interviewing several candidates for front line position in the bank. As he reviewed the next e-application, Jason was shocked at what he saw. This applicant had attached a letter of recommendation. Normally this would not … [Read more...] about The Leadership Challenge of Four Generations in the Workplace
Are leaders born or made? When do we learn our leadership lessons anyway? As Kurt Russell said in the movie "Miracle" — "You think you can win on talent alone… Gentlemen you don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone." Of course he was referring to the 1980 US Olympic hockey team after a dismal showing against the Norwegian national team. The same is true about leaders … [Read more...] about Are Leaders Born or Made?
Why can idiots at work drive away your best employees? How do you describe a person with a bad or negative attitude? Can you do anything about it? Stop and think about the points raised below to help you understand how an idiot at work can affect you and your work team. More than likely they are present in your work environment and whether the idiot disturbs you or not, they … [Read more...] about How to Deal With an Idiot at Work
Teamwork manifests itself in many different ways. Most noticeably we see it in sports and the sport most people view as a team sport is basketball, followed closely by football. Well there are a lot of places to recognize teamwork in action. To get a hold of the teamwork concept and find ways to create teamwork where you work, you need go no further than your mailbox. Do I … [Read more...] about What Movies Can Teach You about Teamwork
The third week in May is a very special week in Annapolis, MD. It is Commencement Week for the United States Naval Academy midshipmen, and every year the Blue Angels rehearse on Tuesday and perform on Wednesday afternoon. This year, for the first time in many years, several friends and I went to see this magnificent team perform and perform they did. I took this picture while … [Read more...] about Importance of Teamwork in Your Small Business
"30% of job applicants make misrepresentations on their resume." Have you ever hired someone and found out the person you hired is the evil twin of the person you interviewed? Have you ever hired someone and subsequently had to fire that same person? If you have answered yes to either of these you read on. Some people are just professional interviewers and can sell you a … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Hiring Right the First Time
Have you ever wondered why some teams are so quick to work together and others are not? Think about your team -- what are the types of people on your team? The ultimate understanding is the chemistry. When the chemistry is right teams work. In the event your team is not jelling follow these six quick tips. 1. Share responsibility among all team members. This is one of … [Read more...] about Improve Teamwork: 6 Tips for Team Building in Your Business