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5 Common Mistakes Leaders Make

Leaders are prone to take risks and those risks may cause others to see them as ‘losers,’ especially if the leaders don’t have full knowledge of what the endeavor consists of before they become involved. Some mistakes come from thinking so radically that it’s impossible to know how taking a chance will turn out. If it turns out well, the leader is a hero. If not, serious consequences may be

Handling Gaps in the Knowledge and Skills of Your Team

As a small business owner you will know that when working with your team you will sometimes notice that there are gaps in the knowledge that you need to propel your business forward. You have a few choices on how to handle the gaps in the knowledge and skills of your team members. Identify Future Needs It’s important to know what types of work projects, future products, etc., are planned

Why Acknowledgements Matter

Why Acknowledgements Matter: To The Team Leader And The Team Members William James, the father of psychology, stated that the most fundamental psychological need is to be appreciated. Everyone wants to feel appreciated for the work we do. For leaders, the payoff for showing your appreciation is that your team members will do more for you. Team leaders often believe they are more appreciative of their members than the team

Ways you can Reward Motivated Employees

You most likely have team members who are very motivated and perform well. They need to be rewarded. If your key employees are motivated to put in the time and extra effort to do a good job on a project they should be rewarded in some. Rewards don’t have be monetary. There are many ways to make an employee feel rewarded for their hard work. It can be as simple

Inspire Your Team Members To Be More Engaged and Motivated

Job satisfaction doesn’t always mean financial rewards. Many people attribute being happy with their jobs and feeling like they are a valuable part of the team as what gives them job satisfaction. Being appreciated consistently and getting feedback on their performance can affect a business’ chance of keeping employees motivated. You need ways to inspire your team members so they stay motivated and engaged. Often you or your managers will

Team Building Activities That Help Employees Increase Their Self-Awareness

Team leaders are often put in the position to help with team building activities that will help their employees increase their self-awareness. They know that team members who feel good about themselves are able to focus better, take less time off and are generally better able to get along with their coworkers. On the other hand those with low self-awareness can make more mistakes, hesitate in doing their best and

Minimizing Conflict Among Team Members

With any group project, there will inevitably be some form of conflict among the team members. As a team leader, you need to be prepared to resolve and minimize these differences when they crop up. Conflict resolution includes the standard approach of what steps you normally take to encourage people to work towards an agreeable solution. And an escalation procedure of the steps you will take when the members can’t

How to increase your self awareness as a leader

How do you know you are being a good leader? What are the most important traits you need to have to be a good leader? Is there one characteristic that is more important than any other? Some believe it is being a good motivator while others say it’s having integrity. According to psychologist and author Sherrie Campbell it is self-awareness. Self-awareness is the ability to monitor one’s own emotions and

How to Improve Collaboration Among Team Members

In the complex world of business, where more and more specialists are a part of the organization, leaders who can combine these diverse groups together to get things done are highly valued. Collaboration is the key and getting team members to work together in cooperation with each other is mandatory for success. Getting a group of diverse people to work towards a common goal is extremely rewarding to a team

How To Empower Your Team Members

How To Empower Your Team Members To Discover and Develop Their Strengths & Feel More Confident Maybe you’ve seen them; the one employee who is doing extremely well in their job. Are they ready to take on more responsibility? Perhaps they are. Or maybe they are very close but need help discovering and developing their strengths so they become more confident. The latter is where you come in as the


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