Month: March 2019

Strategy #8 in our video series on developing your employees

Strategy #8 in our video series on developing your employees

In my last instalment on ideas for developing your employees, I suggested you ask further questions in response to questions asked by your employees.  Today’s tip in this series: find opportunities to showcase your people’s strengths. Find opportunities to showcase your people’s strengths An important component of developing your employees is to build up their […]

Use the Zeigarnik Effect to overcome procrastination

Use the Zeigarnik Effect to overcome procrastination procrastination

Are you guilty of procrastination?  If so, you’re not alone.  As a leader, you’re constantly juggling many priorities, and there are always a few items on the to-do list that seem to slip from one list to the next.  Usually, the procrastination is either because the task is so large that the even the thought […]

Six steps you can take today to work towards a leadership role tomorrow

Six steps you can take today to work towards a leadership role tomorrow leadership role

If you aspire to be a manager or supervisor, your success in a future leadership role will depend significantly on making a critical mental shift from task management to people leadership. Let’s be clear – the two are not the same. In fact, the skills that lead to accomplishment as a “doer” of tasks are […]

Boost employee development by asking further questions in response to an employee’s query

Boost employee development by asking further questions in response to an employee’s query

In last week’s video instalment in our ongoing series on specific ideas for employee development and growth, I told you that getting your staff to train others is a very powerful way to improve their skill level.  Here is another.  Answer questions with another question. Answer questions with another question As leaders, employees often come […]

A unique employee team-building idea from one of my client organizations

A unique employee team-building idea from one of my client organizations employee team-building

Three weeks ago, I shared a fantastic idea from a client organization about a unique way to acknowledge and motivate employees – to hold “fake” retirement parties.  Well, today I’m thrilled to tell you about another great example of employee team-building and motivation from another client organization. Monthly culture “moments” This particular company has a […]

One of the best ways to develop your staff? Let them train others!

One of the best ways to develop your staff? Let them train others!

Last week, in our series on specific actions you can take to grow and develop your staff, I said that you should thoughtfully communicate your long-term goals and plans to them.  Today’s idea: Let them teach others. Let them teach others This one is so brilliant that I am always astonished when people seem surprised […]