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Focus on Collaboration, Not Competition

Focus on Collaboration, Not Competition Focus on Collaboration, Not Competition

 Why should you focus your team on collaboration and not on competition? Some leaders believe that employees will perform better if they have rivalries with other teams. They will have things like crew of the month or employee of the month, really thinking that if they are competing against each other, it will bring […]

Shifting Your Leadership Approach

Shifting Your Leadership Approach situational leadership

How should you shift your leadership approach to match what your team members need? Situational leadership is an adaptive leadership style. It encourages leaders to take stock of their team members, weigh the many variables in their workplace. And then they can choose the leadership style that best fits their goals and circumstances. Managers who […]

Potential and Goals

Potential and Goals potential and goals

What is the full potential of your operation? Focus your team on their potential and set goals high enough for yourself, and your team. By setting high targets, you can motivate your team to excel beyond what they think possible. Here are three tips to help focus your team on their potential: 1. Identify the […]

Focus on People to Drive Results

Focus on People to Drive Results 1. Focus on People to Drive Results with Interpersonal Skills

 How can you drive up results by focusing on your people and interpersonal skills? Interpersonal skills are an important quality that all successful leaders must have. This poses a big challenge for you as a front-line leader because chances are you were promoted based on your technical skills, not necessarily your interpersonal skills. Work […]

Rise Above Office Politics

Rise Above Office Politics rise above office politics

 How do you deal with office politics? Some symptoms of office politics include, people having closed-door meetings–where they are talking about other people on the team–and people with cynical attitudes who gossip in a high-school way. Here are four tips for you to rise above office politics as a leader: 1. Avoid taking part. […]

Improving Culture Scores

Improving Culture Scores improve culture scores

 How do you influence the culture scores or employee survey results that your organization is gathering? It is tempting to look at employee surveys or culture scores as something that has nothing to do with you as a supervisor. However, the way that most employees judge the organization is very much influenced by their […]

Embrace Challenge

Embrace Challenge stressed blue collar worker

Why should you, as a leader, embrace challenges? It’s tempting to think that challenging events and situations are only stressful and negative, but they can also contribute to some of your greatest strengths as a human being and leader. Here are three tips to reframe your thinking about challenges: Tip number one is to see […]

Embrace Challenge

Embrace Challenge construction worker stressed

 Why should you, as a leader, embrace challenges? It’s tempting to think that challenging events and situations are only stressful and negative, but they can also contribute to some of your greatest strengths as a human being and leader. Here are three tips to reframe your thinking about challenges: Tip number one is to […]