I read a survey recently which stated that over 50% of people were dissatisfied with their job for one reason or another. That’s a significant amount of dissatisfaction. At a personal level that is a huge shame. At an organizational level, it is a performance and economic disaster.
Gina Gardiner is a Two-Time #1 International Best Selling author, Motivational speaker, Empowerment Coach, Transformational Leadership Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner and Coach with well over 30 years’ experience of helping people achieve happiness and success. She is passionate about helping her clients to achieve their full potential – to become genuinely their best self.
Make Industry Marks Radio-Mini-Talks YouTube Make Industry Marks Communications proudly presents Genuine Power Enhancer for Leaders, Gina Gardiner sharing her mini-version of a radio TED Talk called Discover The Power Of Enlightened Leadership.
The pleasures and pains of 'Corporate Team Building Activities' It is well known that the strength of people working effectively together is qualitatively stronger than that of the individuals of that team working in isolation. The success of the Corporate Leader is dependent on how well he or she can maximize the potential of those they lead. Any corporate leader who is keen to develop strategies for ongoing growth and success needs to enable their staff not only as individuals but as members of a variety of teams.
Here's how to have The Hard Conversations Unprofessional conduct or Poor Performance: Unprofessional behaviour, a poor attitude, not coming up with the goods are all issues which most managers have to deal with at some time or other. You can minimize the need to deal with these situations by having clear explicit expectations which are shared from the outset with your team and modelling the behaviour you want etc. Let's assume that you have those things in place and one or more of you staff are disappointing you because of their attitude, behaviour or performance. How should you tackle it?
How To Negotiate There are many times in our professional and personal lives where we need to find a way forward when two or more parties disagree. There are three possible outcomes - which thanks to the brilliant methodology by Stephen Covey we are all pretty much aware of nowadays. But! They deserve regular re-examination and checking because, in my experience, it can be rare to find leaders actually behaving for the best, win-win solution:
The Art Of Effective Problem Solving – For You And Your Team There is no doubt that the skill of problem-solving is incredibly useful. All effective leaders are able to find solutions to problems; the greatest leaders are those who develop the skill within every member of their team. They encourage people to see problems as potential opportunities.
Why delegate? By delegating effectively it will leave the Senior Management of the organisation time to really lead into the future: Delegation offers: Leaders the time to plan strategically The chance for shared responsibility and workload Truly distributed leadership Progression/ succession development
Just come out of yet *another* meeting, got two more to attend today before you can even begin to get on with your work? Let's think about the cost of the meetings you attend during your working week. It's a relatively simple equation.
Does your company or department have a compelling strategic vision? Does it actively support your ongoing development? Who owns it? How do you know? Analyse any successful organisation to determine what makes it “good” and you are bound to find a strong sense of purpose and direction. It is widely accepted that there is a need for organisations to have a strategic vision. Every book shop will have shelves of books dedicated to the subject and yet all too often what is thought to be “strategic vision” is in reality little more than a slogan on a poster in reception or words bandied about by the Senior Management Team which means little to the workers or customers.