While there’s a ton of advice on how managers need to motivate their teams, not a lot of people are discussing ways on how managers can enhance their own self-motivation. Although you may be great at delegating assignments, how do you stay on top of your own responsibilities and not fall behind?
Although all of the employees of a company are considered a team, it’s not uncommon for cross department conflicts and barriers to prevent effective communication. In fact, two thirds of all staff members think that communication across departments is poor, according to a survey.
Every manager knows that all employees are not created equally. There are your highest performers, those who are self-motivated, goal-driven and on top of their game, the employees that need a lot more help, and those in between.
Nobody likes to give bad news; however, the job of a manager doesn’t often leave other choices. Leaders must be able to provide negative feedback to allow an employee the chance to improve, lay someone off if there are budget constraints or share the need to work extensive overtime if a last minute project comes[…..]
As our current world is changing faster than ever before, change at the workplace is keeping up with it! A leader must add change management skills to their virtual toolbox, or risk not succeeding in their role.
The whole purpose of having a hierarchy (managers and lower-level employees) at the office is so leaders can have help in getting work done. One of the most essential tasks of any successful leader is the ability to delegate.
When interviewing possible managers to fill an empty position, leaders often assess a person’s overall intelligence (such as their IQ levels) and their industry-specific intelligence. However, many fail to screen for one vital aspect of their acumen – emotional intelligence.
The next time you reach for your phone, consider doing something productive when you search the web other than checking your social media account. If you are a manager, subscribe to the following 3 blogs to learn more about motivating your team players to succeed.
Conflict is part of our everyday interactions with others, especially in the workplace. When a group of people are “trapped” together in a small, confined space and are competing for resources, such as the manager’s attention, recognition and pay, issues are bound to arise.