Foster Development and Growth
Essential Practices for Managing People... session 7
If you want people to be the best, then help them be better!
Conventional wisdom says don’t send a duck to eagle school. For that matter, you also shouldn’t send an eagle to swimming lessons, or a fish to basketball camp. But you DO want to foster development and growth for all your people.
This 7 minute session provides uncommon insight about avoiding the biggest mistake most organizations make in developing their people, along with essential strategies for providing your people with development and growth experiences that make a difference - to their future, and the future of your organization.
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Essential Practices for Managing People... session 6
Especially in a knowledge-based world, people need to have effective communication within and without their unit, their company, and their industry.
Here’s a hit...making use of good technology is not the same as engaging in good communication.
This 7 Ideas Coach session provides uncommon insight about what you can do as a manager to create an environment where your people communicate effectively. Break down silos, increase alignment, and create an environment that encourages effective communication....now!
Extraordinary managers help their people see how work efforts impact the greater good.
Do this well and you help bring out best performance.
Fail to make this link and you not only miss a motivation opportunity, you risk people focusing on doing their job even when that job isn’t relevant to the organization’s goals.
This 7 Ideas Coach session provides uncommon insight into the practice of making visible how the efforts of your people contribute to organizational success.
Essential Practices for Managing People... session 4
If you want your people to be champions at what they do, then performance feedback is essential...let me repeat, essential.
This week’s “coachcast” explores what managers need to do in order to master the two “flavors” of feedback, and use performance feedback to create and sustain champion organizations.
You don’t rise above mediocrity, you don’t become an exceptional performer, by doing everything well enough. You do so by investing in what you already do exceptionally well to keep getting better. Likewise as a manager, if you want exceptional performance from your people, you invest your attention in understanding what your people do well, and matching this to their role in the organization.
This week’s “coachcast” explores how managers can identify the unique strengths of the people they work with, to match these strengths to organizational needs... Read More...
What’s the value you add as a manager? Sometimes value is very tangible, only because of something you do that your people now are able to do their work. Much of the time, the value you create is intangible - as in providing motivation - although the impact on results is very real.
This week’s “coachcast” explores the paradoxical nature of motivation, and offers seven ideas for enabling, motivating, and empowering the people you work with...
People have a mind of their own. It’s unleashing that mind of their own which makes people so valuable in organizations, and what makes managing people so challenging. One of the most essential practices of managing people is communicating expectations. The more expectations are clarified, the more people can apply themselves effectively.
After exploring what a manager needs to know and be able to do to communicate expectations, this session outlines seven essential things a managers will want their people to understand.