Effective Leadership Means Enabling Your People, Not Controlling Them

Leaders are an important part of any organization. The role is required if a company or business wants to grow, thrive, and mature. But not all leadership results in growth and maturity. Unfortunately, there are two kinds of leaders in the world. Are you the kind of leader that enables? Or controls? Controlling Leadership Too often in business, leadership feels that the only way to achieve¬†the respect, authority, and attention they desire is by controlling employees. This hard-fisted manager keeps tabs on their employees, dictates their responsibilities, keeps them from trying new things, and fills the meeting with only their … Read more…

Dealing with Workplace Conflict

Workplace conflict is a inevitable, and it is the responsibility of competent leadership to understand where¬†conflict in the workplace starts, and how to effectively deal with it. Those who simply stick their head in the same and hope the problem solves itself are destined to be disappointed. Having conflict resolution structure in place will help to head off the problems as they begin, and keep them from growing out of control and dampening employee morale and productivity. Tips to Handle Workplace Conflict Define Acceptable Behavior. What one individual feels is appropriate behavior and what another person feels is appropriate may … Read more…

Advantages to Mentoring in the Workplace

Leadership plays a huge responsibility in the culture, functionality, and success of any workplace. As new employees of all ages join the team, team building coaches from outside the company as well as leadership within the company can help mentor and build successful teams. The role of any mentor is to benefits both the bottom line, the employees, and the customers they serve. Mentoring Benefits to Employee Employees will always benefit from a quality mentor, and leadership should strive to share information, experience, and guidance to those new to the business or service. Allowing employees to make mistakes and learn … Read more…

5 Corporate Team Building Benefits

It’s been discussed time and again that teams that work together can accomplish much more than when individuals work alone. However, working as a team is not something that comes naturally to most or that happens without effort. Like all working relationships, encouraging team work has to be an ongoing commitment. A corporate team building event can encourage team work in a multitude of ways that can benefit your work environment. There are many team building benefits your group can achieve through regular events: Improved Morale When employees are happy, feel appreciated, and understand they are valued, they give more … Read more…

How to Reach Your Full Work Potential

Everyone has dreams and goals that they want to accomplish in life. Sometimes they feel just out of reach. How can we not only dream about what we want to do, but also reach them and excel? As William Faulkner says, “Do not bother to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” Compete against yourself to reach your full work potential. Make Every Moment Count If you are going to do something, do it well. When you commit yourself to working on something or completing a task, put everything you have into the project … Read more…

How to Become a Better Leader

Being an effective leader is an important part of any business operation. Without being able to lead your team, you will be unable to motivate and guide your business in the direction you want to go. There are always ways to improve your leadership skills, and there is always room to grow as an individual and as a business. It simply takes some preparation, self awareness, and the willingness to improve. Here are some ways to become a better leader. Do As I Do, And As I Say Lead by example, and by words. If you are unable to follow … Read more…

Tips for Networking Outside the Box

Networking is something that is becoming more and more important in today’s business environment. So much of our opportunities and leads come from who we know and how we can help one another. Getting started at the networking game can be difficult, and building a network of people around you can take some time. Sometimes networking outside the box can open new doors of opportunity for you. Be the Outsider Networking is an opportunity to meet others, and you can’t do that as effectively when you blend in. Find a way to stand out from the crowd. Wear unique or … Read more…

What Is Team Building?

Each year we see more interest in team building events, corporate retreats, and working as a team in organizations. Does your organization schedule regular time for the staff to socialize and have fun together? Does having a dinner together help teams grow? What is team building? Team Bonding Versus Team Building These two terms get thrown around in meetings sometimes, but most professionals would agree that they are not quite the same things. Let’s talk about how the events in team bonding differ from those that are team building, and what the difference is. Team Bonding: These types of events … Read more…

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