How to Delegate Work to Your Team – Part 2

As a leader, you must learn to delegate tasks effectively. “Delegation”, when done effectively, benefits both you the leader and your team. You get more work done by leveraging the experience and expertise of your team members whereas they get to put their skills and knowledge to work and help the team achieve its goals.…

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How to Delegate Work to Your Team – Part 1

Delegation is an important part of the leader’s role. In fact, as a leader, you must learn to achieve results through your team, and this implies you must become effective at delegating work to your team members. I see many leaders (and managers) struggle with delegation—and understandably so. They want the work to be well…

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3 Simple Ways to Become an Asset to Your Team

I consecrated a few of my recent posts to helping leaders (and managers) build themselves and their team. In this post, I want to turn my focus on team members. In fact, team members also participate in setting the workplace’s ambiance and an integral part of the team’s success. If you’re a member of a…

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Leadership: The Importance of Leveraging Your Team

One would think that having a team to do the work would make it easier for the leader. Unfortunately, it’s often not the case. Many leaders struggle to maximize their team’s potential. One reason for this is that many leaders were promoted to a leadership role because of their stellar performance as team members. But…

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How to Build Your Team Up for Greater Results – Part 2

As the leader of a team, you’re responsible for your team’s performance and results. This requires that you get in there and start building your team. Leaders build teams. In this two-part series, I’ve been sharing the “rules of engagement” for building your team up for greater results. In the previous, I shared three of…

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How to Build Your Team Up for Greater Results – Part 1

Your team will be what you make of it. As the leader (or manager), you’re responsible to build the team that gives you the results you want. If you don’t like the way your team is operating and performing, you can change things. It’s no small task, but it’s possible. The team’s performance and modus…

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The Most Important Skills You Need to Lead Your Team Effectively

To lead your team effectively, you must possess a number of skills: organizational skills; decision-making skills; problem-solving skills; communication skills; project management skills; time management skills, etc. All these skills are important to your effectiveness as a leader (or manager) and, as a general rule, you must commit to sharpening all the skills you need…

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Goals: 3 Tips to Get You Back on Track When You Have Lost Your Way

You were progressing nicely, but, suddenly, you realize that you’re far away from your goals: your health is nowhere near where you need it to be; your relationships are fizzling away; your career is going nowhere; your finances are disorganized; etc. You don’t know how this happened, but now you feel you’ve lost your way.…

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How to Lead Your Team to Get the Job Done

Making sure that your team gets the job done (and done well) is one of your main responsibilities as a leader. You’re in trouble if your team doesn’t “deliver the goods”. You’re responsible for the team’s performance, and thus, must make sure the team meets its targets. To do so, focus on these 4 key…

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How to Find Your Ideal Team Member

A team is only as strong as its weakest link. If you have the luxury of selecting the members of your team, make sure you bring the right people “on the bus”. If you enlist the wrong team members, they’ll be cannon balls in the team’s ankles. And, sooner or later, you’ll have to cut…

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