It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally you walk into a class and have issues with one or more of the students. Your key concern is to maintain classroom control and preempt the problems before they begin. You can be prepared for the unique challenges that these students bring to the classroom. When you are prepared, you will recognize the situation and understand how to better handle the circumstance.
The job of a leader is to properly manage their resources to produce the greatest return on investment for the organization. Developing employees is a cornerstone to improving the performance of an organization. As the manager of a team, developing employees will be done through consistent communication and ongoing coaching. When should coaching conversations take place? What should you do before, during and after a coaching session?
As a leader, do we want our followers to “want” or “need” us? It should be obvious that we want our team to “want” us, not “need” us. To be a strong leader, how can we promote an environment where our team “wants” to follow us? The answer lies in three key roles the leader must serve with their teams. These three roles are called Observer, Coach and Guide.
Before humans make a buying decision on anything, they answer three main questions. Think about anything you’ve purchased in the past and you’ll see you’ve answered these questions before you made the buying decision… whether you knew it at the time or not. The first question is, “Does this product/service satisfy my need?” For example, …
My family and I were traveling south on I-25 from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Denver, Colorado in our suburban while pulling our family travel trailer. All seven of us were nervous because it was pouring down rain outside. For those of you who have pulled a big travel trailer on an interstate in severe weather, you …
We often think we understand what must be done to achieve success; yet many times we are not successful. If we are not clear on what the job is, we can become distracted by tasks that consume our energies, thoughts and emotions. So what is it that must be done? Most importantly we must understand the correct job to be done, as this will open up several ideas to accomplish the task, and will also bring us the ultimate prize a win-win scenario.
When you delegate tasks, it can create motivation within the individuals on your team, as well as free up your time as the manager. It also provides a learning environment to train your team members for future roles in management. However, delegation can also be one of the most difficult managerial attributes to adopt when not done effectively.
I think everyone will agree that life is full of mysteries. Is that what we should call them, “mysteries?” or are they just “creative puzzles that have yet to be solved? By searching for solutions that are not immediately obvious or even possible through traditional means, you are practicing lateral thinking. The more cliché nomenclature used today is “thinking outside the box.”