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 How can you as a leader lead a virtual team? There are special challenges to leading a virtual team and ways that you, as a leader can be more effective with these challenges. The first thing to realize is that trust often erodes with distance, so the fact you’re not around those people and […]

Does Your Workplace Have Stupid Rules?

Does Your Workplace Have Stupid Rules? supervisor and new employee talking

 How can you get your newer employees to identify stupid rules? You could make your workplace more appealing and discover opportunities to improve things by tapping into the fresh perspectives that newer workers bring to the workplace. A new person joining your workplace is going to have a totally different experience than the employees […]

Should You Post Job Openings?

Should You Post Job Openings?

 Should you post job openings? Or should you just appoint the person you think is the best fit? If you decide simply to appoint someone to a position without posting it first, you’ll end up getting a backlash of negativity for not posting it for others to consider. It’s tempting to skip the job […]

When Results Miss Expectations

When Results Miss Expectations

 What do you do when results miss expectations? In other words, your team isn’t hitting their numbers. As a leader in an operational setting, consistently achieving results is your main objective. You’ve likely felt the pressure when your team isn’t hitting the numbers. And some bosses think that the right answer is to raise […]

Make Promises You Can Keep

Make Promises You Can Keep

 As a leader, you probably find yourself needing to make promises to members of your team. But, there are only certain promises you can actually make. Most leaders don’t try to be untrustworthy, it happens completely by accident. And usually because the promises that you’re making are not within your control to actually deliver […]

Creating a High-Performance Team

Creating a High-Performance Team

 A fragmented team rarely creates results. So, how exactly can you create a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration in your team? In one of our workshops, we have people take two minutes to brainstorm all the items they can think of that have a certain attribute or characteristic. We find that people will […]

5 Reasons a Simple Notebook is a Supervisor’s Most Valuable Tool

5 Reasons a Simple Notebook is a Supervisor’s Most Valuable Tool Front Line Leadership Training

Front line supervisors, managers and team leaders can have a positive impact on their success if they use a simple pocket sized notebook as part of their daily management routine. The most obvious use of the notebook will be to document issues that support progressive discipline but that’s only the beginning. Can the simple notebook […]

Conflict and change coexist

When you hear the word conflict, it has negative associations with words like argument, war, battle, and disagreement. In reality, conflict should be embraced as being essential to a healthy organization. The majority of employees (and many supervisors and managers) avoid conflict because of the assumption that conflict is destructive. Conflict is expected and desired […]

Leadership – The Missing Ingredient Needed in Process Improvement

Why is it that most process improvement initiatives never quite pan out as advertised? Whether it is Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, ISO/TS 9000 – the end results often fall far short of the promise and potential. There is a crucial ingredient missing – Leadership. We’ll explore that more below. — Last week we ran […]