2 Reasons for Follow-Up, and Why Managers / Team Leaders Need to Follow-Up

Mike Cardus

Follow-up is a mantra amongst Team, Management and Leadership Development everywhere…While we all talk about how important it is, many of us don’t do it. Two Reasons for Follow-Up. What is important about follow-up?

Ask, Learn, Follow Up and Grow

Marshall Goldsmith

Next, if the person was skilled and/or lucky, more promotions followed until he or she eventually became an executive who could tell lots of people what to do. No one person will be smart enough to keep up. Follow-Up. The manager’s degree of follow-up.

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Why Didn???t You Get Better? You Didn???t Follow-up!

Marshall Goldsmith

Clearly, affirmatively, I can tell you that you will not get better if you do not follow-up. Once youve mastered the subtleties of asking, listening, thanking, apologizing, involving, and initiating change in your behavior, you must follow-up relentlessly!

Nine out of ten people don't follow-up

Chartered Management Institute

Not surprisingly, out of a group of nearly 40 people, only 2 claimed to have a systematic approach to following up after the meeting. Speaking at a networking event the other day, I did a quick straw poll to test out one of my theories about why so many people find such events a pointless exercise despite feeling compelled to go along. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Just remember, you get what you pay for. (-: When you are ready, take out a piece of paper and a pen, or a tablet for you techies, and answer each one of the following questions. How do you stack up against these competencies? Implementation and follow-up: 18. committment purpose measurement leadership development plan follow-up feedback coaching questions performance management individual development plan executive coaching

How to Make sure you Achieve your 2014 Leadership Goals

Great Leadership By Dan

Well I did – I haven’t given up – and I’m loving the results! My work had meaning Step 2: Daily follow-up and measurement There are a number of ways to do this. No long winded analysis, beating yourself up, or excuses – just a number. Although I haven’t seen my results yet, I know my numbers are going up. development plan follow-up goals IDP leadership marshall goldsmith measurement

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Favorites of 2013–Team Building and Leadership Articles

Mike Cardus

With the end of the year approaching, this week is great to share some of my favorites of 2013. Favorite Team Building & Leadership Articles 2013. Some good, some OK, some crap…Below are my favorite articles from 2013.

Leaders: Still Making Progress On Your 2013 New Year's Resolution?

Eric Jacobson

Which one of the 70 tips for how to become a more effective leader did you select as a 2013 New Year''s Resolution? This list was published last December in my blog, about the time many leaders were identifying their professional and personal goals for 2013.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was first published 1/1/2013 on SmartBlog on Leadership: Having trouble coming up with a good leadership New Year’s resolution? For 2013, I’m going to: 1. I’ll involve my team and other stakeholders in the development of the charter, make sure it’s communicated clearly and consistently, and follow-up on a regular basis to track progress, revise, and celebrate achievements. leadership goals 2013 resolutions new years goals

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Help Your Employees to Manage Up

Lead Change Blog

Among topics like Managing Stress and Managing Change, I added “Managing Up.” I followed up with an anonymous survey to get really specific as to [.]. Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Workplace Issues I finished a training series recently.

The Path to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Recently, I published a follow-up article to [.]. Posted in Change Management Self Leadership [link] Anyone can be a leader at any level at any time and start to bring about change wherever they are.

Graduate Leader Mashup

Dave Bratcher

BLOG ONLY Exclusive Content – Follow up to today’s Jackson Sun article entitled, “Congrats, You Graduated! Keep up to date with the latest information by signing up below.

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Booth Babes – The Dirty Side of Trade Shows

Women on Business

This year, the BBC followed up with a new video about booth babes, and it’s quite possibly even more disturbing with the latest comments from CES CEO Greg Shapiro. 2013 BBC Video – CES Booth Babes.

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There’s More To Goal Setting Than Making Them SMART

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Doug Sundheim. I followed up. “I There were 5-10 elements of the goal plan that should have gone through a much more rigorous vetting and consultation process before they ended up on the list.

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I Hate my Boss

Leadership Freak

The follow up question, “How did you deal with them?” I’ve been asking people if they ever had a boss they hated. The first thing they usually say, “I avoided them.” Hated bosses: Disenfranchise by hanging with other bosses and ignoring “the troops.” Snobbery, even if it’s unintentional, is off putting. Deflate when trying to […]. Motivation Optimism Taking others higher Vision Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Attention is Oxygen for Relationships

Michael Lee Stallard

Be engaged and curious by asking questions and then asking follow-up questions to clarify. It’s been said that attention is oxygen for relationships. When interacting with people, be present in conversations.

Dennis Bakke Interview – The Decision Maker Process

Modern Servant Leader

Just do the following: 1. Entries may be received between March 12, 2013 and March 18, 2013. - Dennis Bakke just released his book, “ Decision Maker: Unlock the Potential of Everyone in Your Organization, One Decision at a Time.”

Understanding How Organizations Can Measure Digital Success

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by digital and business strategist Joe Wozny. Agreeing to what is being measured, and how to measure it, are natural follow up questions to this “hot button” item. meaning do we show up when people look for us.

Five Rules for Giving Employees Feedback

Chart Your Course

However, by doing this, they set themselves up for trouble. Review and give feedback in small doses and follow up with a few honest compliments so your employee knows they are appreciated. Drive Performance with Regular Feedback!

Four Factors: How to Stay Motivated when Working From Home!

Women on Business

In fact, the feelings usually follow action. Staying motivated is about focusing on something bigger than ourselves—it is often as simple as recognizing the difference you make to others when you follow-up and follow-through to the best of your ability.

Replacing the Performance Review

Great Leadership By Dan

Appraisals are rarely followed up. Guest post from Dr. Tim Baker There is considerable and contestable debate in blogosphere and elsewhere about the viability of the performance review. One group - a minority - thinks that it is working very well and shouldn''t be tampered with.

Attention is Oxygen for Relationships

Michael Lee Stallard

Be engaged and curious by asking questions and then ask follow-up questions to clarify. connection culture E Pluribus Partners employee engagement business speaker connection cultures employee motivation employee productivity employee retention fired up or burned out keynote speaker leadership speaker michael lee stallard It’s been said that attention is oxygen for relationships.

Three Management Styles

Great Leadership By Dan

Employees learn how to frame problems, evaluate alternatives, and make effective decisions by understanding the process the manager follows. Recognition happens spontaneously when the manager praises employees who follow directions and complete assignments correctly.

Build your Brand by Building Relationships

Women on Business

After all, the masses (and, you and me) have been at it all week, conjuring up the perfect plan to show their significant other that he/she is special, and taking extra care not to overlook any hidden expectations. Shut up and LISTEN.

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Motivation and Transparency: The Conversation Continues

Let's Grow Leaders

Today’s post is a follow-up to our June 21st discussion: What Motives You: 360 degree Perceptions. I challenged you to explore your motivation through introspection and conversation. Write down 3 or 4 sentences that you believe truly describe what motivates you. e.g. “To challenge people to grow toward their full potential” 2. Identify 5 [.] The post Motivation and Transparency: The Conversation Continues appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

How to Confront an Employee Performance Problem

Great Leadership By Dan

performance problems as they work their way up to the executive ranks. Here’s why it ticks me off so much: In the worst-case scenario, some poor employee ends up doing what they thought was good work for their entire career in a company and ends up finally getting let go because no one had the courage or ability to deal with it while there was still time to fix it. I had to wake you up and embarrass you in front of your peers.”. Then, make sure there’s follow-up.

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Boss: Ask These Questions During Your Next Staff Performance Review


Wrap up: Can you summarize the greatest strengths and what you should keep doing? Follow-up: How can I best support you? I was talking with a client recently who was planning for her face-to-face performance review meetings with her staff.

Neutralize “Killer Stress” to Boost the Bottom Line

Michael Lee Stallard

The right degree of challenge fires them up to produce positive results. Show you are engaged and interested by asking questions and then asking follow-up questions to clarify. Who experiences greater levels of stress: management or employees? Managers seem to think they do, but hard research data makes it clear: Employees experience greater stress, and that affects the company’s bottom line.

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How to Give Your Team Advice That Gets Results

Great Results Team Building

In a one-on-one meeting, consider using the following four steps. Lack of customer follow-up? I would also encourage you to connect with me on twitter – or sign up for my bi-monthly team building newsletter.

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The Perils of “Going Under” your Manager’s Head

Great Leadership By Dan

Or perhaps you’ve come up with an innovative idea that your boss won’t support. So, you decide to march up one rung in the management hierarchy and take up it up with your boss’s boss. Yes, companies like to say that they have an “open door policy,” but in reality, going up the ladder is a risky move. Charlie will ask the reps how things are going, and if they bring up a problem or opportunity, he’ll quick to take action.

Passing the Leadership Baton Gracefully

Great Leadership By Dan

The following list of do’s and don’ts is based on my own personal experience, and certainly isn’t exhaustive, so please contribute to the discussion with your own comments. Once your personal notifications are given, it’s usually up to your manager to take care of the formal organizational announcement. Tie up as many loose ends as you can. However, if you’ve prepared a successor, a smooth transition plan, and tidied up those loose ends, it may be enough.

How to Foster Productive Communication with Employees

Lead on Purpose

Follow up on Conversations. Often, employees bring up questions or concerns during a meeting, so a prompt follow-up addressing those issues is a valuable communication tool that lets your staff know you were listening and that you care. Guest post by Diane Pierre-Louis. The best leaders are nearly always excellent communicators.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

With only a couple weeks left of 2013, it''s time to select your New Year''s Resolutions for 2014. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year''s resolutions for leaders ?

Why You Should Conduct Talent Review Meetings and 10 Best Practices for Doing Them

Great Leadership By Dan

Count up how much time is spent reviewing the earning per share, revenue, profit, sales quotas, manufacturing capacity, inventory, marketing strategy, and other topics. It’s YOUR meeting – show up! The team needs to hear your opinions and your expectations, and if your team is afraid to speak up in your presence, then you've got a bigger problem that needs to be addressed. I've seen other executives use the time to check emails and get caught up on their reading.

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Starting thought - Define the Outcome to Communicate Effectively


When we follow-up: “What’s the business outcome you seek?” An outcome is an observable end result, a consequence, a change in business performance, something that follows from an action.

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How to Give Constructive Criticism: 10 Tips for Successful Coaching

Modern Servant Leader

Follow Up. If you follow these tips your message is likely to be received well and help you all grow more successful, together, as a team. We all want the best for our team and we each want to succeed. The problem is, hearing what we do wrong, sucks. Nobody enjoys listening to a list of things they could improve. So if you want to help others succeed, here are 10 tips to deliver constructive criticism that help us win, together. Listen First.

Difficult Messages Made Easy in the Workplace


Follow up. It’s never easy to communicate difficult information to a group of employees, but with these six essential steps, you can prepare for the toughest conversations: 1. Identify the problem. Are business results not where they should be? Do staffing changes need to be made?

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(20 Steps to) Effective Media Relations

Women on Business

Sure they may not be the best at returning phone calls and emails, and occasionally turn their nose up at your pitch, but get them alone in a dark alley, and they’ll admit to needing you just as much as you need them. It makes you more likable to say so, and to offer a follow-up interview or to address that question in an upcoming blog post. Unless a reporter comes to you, it’s not their job to come up with an angle for your story.

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What to do with the bobbleheads on your leadership team


Except what usually happens is that people go back to business as usual, or chat up the grapevine about how the ideas discussed will never work. Follow up individually with your leaders for their perspective on what was discussed.

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Need More Time? Try This!

Dave Bratcher

This research was done as a follow up to some prior studies involving money. Need more time? Try giving it away. Why does it always seem we have more to do than we have the time to do it?

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Result of a #RCUS? Libyian & California Kids Sharing Art

Mills Scofield

Just over two months ago as I wrapped up my preparations for a semester abroad in Kyoto, Japan, I decided to take a quick look at the TED activity in the area. I had to make sure that I was able to soak up every last drop of TED that was offered.

Guest Blogger Kelly Gregorio - It’s Time For a Change: Reworking Failing Policies That You Put into Place


It can be a daunting process, destructing and rebuilding the policies you worked so hard to establish; but by listening to your intuition, opening yourself up to suggestions and following these 4 steps, you can come out on the other end to find things to be better than ever before.

After the Talent Review…Now What?

Great Leadership By Dan

Instead of rating everyone on a performance and potential matrix and then leaving the discussion of development needs and actions for a follow-up meeting, as the team is assessing each person, take a few extra minutes to summarize the person’s strengths and development needs and 1-2 high impact development actions (from the list below). I was at a conference recently and the session topic was leadership development and succession planning.

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