You may have heard the saying “altitude determines your altitude”. It means that attitude will determine how successful someone will be, rather than just their ability. I have come to believe that a positive attitude is far better than a high skill level, in many situations. I’ve seen leaders make excuses for disruptive team members […]
I walked into my regular cafe at the usual time, stood near the counter and waited to be served. It was busy, which was nothing new. I had been waiting for no more than ten seconds when the manager of the cafe asked me if I was being served. My response was “No, not yet. […]
Influencing skills are important for leaders and managers of all types. No matter what type of team you lead, you’re going to need other people to help you succeed. Knowing how to influence people can make your work easier when you’re trying to make changes that improve your team or even your organisation. Our workplaces […]
Is your team improving, or stagnating? Learn why continuous improvement not only helps organisations, but individual team members as well.
Is your team looking to improve or are you standing still? Team improvement provides opportunities for your team members to thrive. Why not take the plunge?
“You don’t want to fit in”, people say. “You want to stand out and be different, to be the real you!” Yes, we are all special snowflakes, we are all unique and wonderful. But being different, unique and wonderful is no good when you are a leader trying to influence change in your team. Often […]
Ever tried making change to the way an existing team operates? Even the simplest of changes can encounter resistance. Learn how to make it work.
Within any team, it’s important that the team members have the right roles. Often, certain roles lend themselves to different types of people. You might think you have a bad employee, but that might not be the case. To prevent your people from landing in the wrong role, you need to ensure that three characteristics are aligned. You need […]
Making changes within a team is always challenging. You might be trying to improve the way your team works, or perhaps use a new computer system. Leading change is difficult because there are so many reasons why things could just stay the same. You don’t necessarily need to be the boss to be leading […]
When you start a new leadership role, it is tempting to try and make an immediate impact. However, there are a number of factors to consider when arriving in an already established team as a new leader. We’ve all seen situations where a new leader comes into a team and begins to change things immediately. Building leadership […]