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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A Simple Technique to Help You Go From Procrastination to Action

To achieve your goals, you must overcome your tendency to procrastinate. You know this. Procrastination slows you down, not to say “locks” you down. It puts your goals in jeopardy. The antidote to procrastination is simple: it’s action. You know this. It’s a simple solution, but not an easy solution to implement. The challenge is:…

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3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated

Team motivation plays an important role in a team’s performance. However, keeping team members motivated is one of the great challenges inherent to leading a team. Among other things, falling into a bland routine, losing track of priorities, and getting consumed by time-wasting activities, are constant threats to the team’s vitality and progress. When team…

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The First Thing You Must Do When Working With (or Managing) A Difficult Person

In many work environments, workers find that interpersonal conflicts are the most challenging aspect of their work. In fact, many people struggle to go to work, not because they don’t love their work—in fact, many love their work—but because they dread having to work with someone in the workplace: someone they find difficult to work…

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